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United Republics of Nameria
Repúblicas Unidas Namerinas (Spanish)
Anthem: Namerian Blood
and largest city
|Recognised national languages||French |
|Ethnic groups |
|Government||Federal Presidential republic|
• Vice President
• Chief Justice
• Second Constitution
|April 2nd, 1949|
|August 5th, 699|
|2,385,767 km2 (921,150 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2017 estimate
|GDP (PPP)||2017 estimate|
• Per capita
|Gini (2015)|| 30.01|
|HDI (2015)|| 0.781|
|ISO 3166 code||NR|
Nameria, officially the United Republics of Nameria (Spanish: Repúblicas Unidas Namerinas), is a sovereign state in Conitia, bordering Ravetia to the north, Karazawa to the southwest, Ordennya to the south, Desena to the east and Hagieria & Agrilan to the northeast. Nameria is a presidential federation divided into 16 States and one independent Capital district covering a combined area of 2,485,767 square kilometers inhabited by over 77.5 million people. The capital and largest city is Tula, located in the center of the North Conitian Basin. Emerging as a well established local power in the 15th century, Nameria experienced a rebirth and golden age throughout the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries before it began to decline in prosperity, increasingly struggling to maintain a political hold over the many disparate nations and far off territories that had been subjugated under the Namerian crown in its hundreds of years expansion. Two costly internal conflicts, first the Republican revolution and second a protracted civil war, combined with factors of economic stagnation would leave Nameria in a destitute state by the middle of the 20th century, from which the nation has yet to fully recover.
Historically a deeply agrarian society, Nameria has been steadily industrializing since the 1950s through a combination of government programs and foreign investment. Extensive agricultural activities including the growing of wheat, barley, cotton and corn among others, in addition to raising livestock such as cows and pigs, has become increasingly mechanized and industrialized, radically altering the face of the Namerian countryside and steadily driving the urbanization of a historically rural population. This in turn has contributed to the growth of secondary sector industries in major urban centers, largely dealing with processing and refining of primary goods from agricultural and mining activities, but also seeing the emergence of a fledgling manufacturing sector including automotive and textile industries. The Namerian Republic benefits from extensive political and economic ties to its northern neighbor, Ravetia, which not only includes a military alliance but also numerous bilateral trade agreements and cooperative scientific initiatives, enabling more developed Ravetian industries to benefit from Namerian raw goods, and the latter in turn benefiting from Ravetian investment and cheaper imports of high aggregate value goods such as aircraft and consumer electronics in addition to scientific enrichment of both parties through their cooperation in such joint endeavors as the North Conitian Space Agency.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Government
- 4 Administrative Divisions
- 5 Military
- 6 Economy
- 7 Energy
- 8 Geography
- 9 Demographics
- 10 Arts and Culture
Nameria draws its name from the latin Namericum, known to be the latin name of a walled city near what is now the city of Tiran, though the name would later be applied to the latin province encompassing what is now central Nameria. After the end of latin rule, the region would come under the Kingdom of Namerica, later the Kingdom of Nameria, giving the country its modern name.
For much of the bronze age and the early iron age, the North Conitian Basin was occupied by numerous tribes of the Uto-Aztecan family, the ancestors of modern day Nahua and Aken nations that today reside in southern and western Nameria. Archeological remains including palisades, hill forts, temple structures and the remains of cities tell of sophisticated native Namerian civilizations that traded, forged alliances and waged war with each other centuries and even in some cases millennia prior to known contact with latin peoples of the east.
Although numerous native Namerian groups had come into contact with italic and latin polities prior to 67 BCE, it was the beginning of the Aken Wars that would prove a decisive point in the history of the North Conitian basin and of the region as a whole, a relatively short period of upheaval lasting only a few years, but radically changing the character of the region and the fate of things to come. Within the span of a decade and a half, much of the North Conitian basin would become heavily depopulated as a result of war, coming under the rule of the Latin Republic under controversial political circumstances. Today the Aken Wars are regarded as a genocide, and one of the major turning points in history that would affect not only the the North Conitian basin, but the Latin Republic and by extension the Conitian continent.
The period of latin rule in what is now Nameria was characterized by intense colonization by latin peoples of the vast swathes of territory depopulated by the Aken Wars. Over time, numerous cities and towns would emerge along the rivers of Nameria, many of which have persisted in one form or another to the present day. Modern cities such as Tiran and Santa Rosalia were first founded by latin colonists, and vestiges of latin buildings and the layout of those ancient cities can still be found in the modern day. Aqueducts, paved roads and fortifications are among the many structures built in this time that still stand in Nameria to this day. The period from the end of the Aken Wars (52 BCE - 466 CE) to the collapse of latin rule in the North Conitian basin is widely regarded as one of prosperity and relative peace, only brought to an end by the decline of the Latin Republic and collapse of local rule in the western provinces.
Early Imperial Period
Late Imperial Period
Main Article: Namerian Revolution
Main Article: Namerian Civil War
The United States of Nameria is a federated representative democracy, composed of 17 subdivisions overseen by the Federal Government, which holds legal supremacy over State and local governments. The Federal Government is organized in three branches, the judicial, legislative and executive branches, according to the principles of checks and balances laid out in the Second Constitution of the Namerian Republic, ratified in August of 1950 to replace the 1869 Constitution of the Republic. State governments are similarly organized with an elected executive Governor, a bicameral legislative body and a State judiciary, although in all cases these bodies are legally subordinate to their Federal counterparts. The 17th subdivision of the federation, the Capital District, is the sole exception to this, operating not as a state government but as a city government revolving around the Mayor of Tiran, overseen directly by the executive offices of the Federal government and uniquely granted Federal level representation. On all levels of the government, proportional representation is common electoral practice thanks in large part to the Electoral Reformation Act of 1950, although plurality voting is still present, especially in local level elections and some state level elections.
The Congress serves as Nameria's legislative body at the federal level, and is bicameral with both an upper and lower house. The Senate serves as the upper house of the Congressional body, and is composed of 97 Senators each serving a 2 year term with a term limit of 2 nonconsecutive terms. Each state is afforded 6 seats in the Senate, and a single seat is reserved for the special Senator from the Capital District. Fixed numbers of representatives per state ensure equitable representation of the interests of less populated states that may not necessarily align with the interests of the more populated states. By the contrast, the National Assembly, serving as the lower house, assigns seats based on population, giving the largest states far greater numbers of seats in the assembly than less populated states. States are afforded one seat in the National Assembly per roughly 120,000 residents, resulting in a representative assembly of 646, of whom 60 represent the Capital District, which is the most populous metropolitan area in the country. Representatives elected to the National Assembly may serve up to two nonconsecutive four year terms.
Nominally independent to preserve impartiality in the face of the current political winds, the judicial branch of Nameria is made up of numerous Federal courts with the Supreme Court at their head, all of which oversee the rulings of the lower state and local courts. The members of the Supreme Court and lower Federal courts are appointed by the President, subject to Senatorial approval, while the members of state and local courts are appointed by State Governors and local officials respectively. Some specific local judicial positions are not appointed and are instead elected by the residents of their jurisdiction, dependent on varying state laws. All Federal judges serve a single term in office of 15 years, while State judges maybe serve between 10 and 20 years depending on State laws. Of these courts, only the Supreme Court is empowered to judge the actions of the executive and legislative branches of the Federal government, striking them down should they be deemed to be in violation of the Constitution.
The executive branch of the Republic is tasked with the daily governance of the nation and the enforcement of laws passed by the Congress, in addition to the rules and regulations certain agencies of the executive branch have been empowered to create and enforce by Congressional legislation. Likewise, the executive branch is empowered to manage international relations and military affairs. The executive branch is overseen by the President and Vice President, both of whom serve 5 year terms with no term limits. While the Vice President is largely a ceremonial position and acts as the agent of the executive branch in the Congress, overseeing the voting and debates on the Senate and National Assembly floors, the President holds a great deal of powers including the appointment with Senatorial approval of members of the Council of Ministers, a body made up the heads of every Ministry of the executive branch that serve as the President's cabinet. In addition, the President appoints the heads of every independent executive agency which exists separate from any particular Ministry and therefore reports only to the President. The President of the Republic also serves as the formal commander in chief of the armed forces, and may veto any piece of legislation passed by Congress unless that legislation was passed with a 2/3rds majority or greater.