Corporatocracia Democrática de Prybourne
Democratic Corporatocracy of Prybourne
Motto: ¡Que se rompan los martillos y se doblen las hoces!
Let the hammers break and the sickles fold!
Anthem: Prybourne National Anthem
|Government||Constitutional Corporatocratic Republic|
|Juliana de la Cruz|
|Legislature||National Board of Executives|
|Independence from Canter Republic|
|May 22nd 1890|
|475,442 km2 (183,569 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2013 estimate
• 2013 census
|39.7/km2 (102.8/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
• Per capita
|HDI (2010)|| 0.810|
very high · 150th
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CST)|
• Summer (DST)
|UTC+1 (not observed)|
The Democratic Corporatocracy of Prybourne (Spanish:Corporatocracia Democrática de Prybourne) is a large, nation consisting of 12 States with a population of around 1,384,423,267 located in Anteria. Led by a Chief Executive, it was founded in 1890 by the Canter Republic rebels from the Canter Uprising, as a conservative Constitutional Corporatocracy under the national Ideology of Capitology . Prybourne is also a major member of the PenteZone and Anterian Triumvirate with close economic and military ties with the nations of Kilowatt and Velnotia.
- 1 Demographics
- 2 Geography
- 3 Climate
- 4 Government and Politics
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Economy
- 7 Military
- 8 Law Enforcment
- 9 Industry
- 10 Media
- 11 Holidays
- 12 Important Documents
Many languages are used, or historically have been used in Prybourne. The most commonly used languages are English and Spanish. There are also many languages spoken in Prybourne; languages brought to the country by colonists or immigrants from Kilowatt, Hellandia, or other parts of the world make up a large portion of the languages currently used; several languages, including creoles and sign languages, have also developed in Prybourne. Approximately 245 languages are spoken or signed by the population, of which 176 are indigenous to the area. thirteen languages formerly spoken in the country's territory are now extinct.
Different languages use different terms for citizens of Prybourne who are known in English as Prybourneans. All forms of English refer to these people as "Prybournean's", derived from "Prybourne", but there is some linguistic ambiguity over this due to the other senses of the word Bournean, which can also refer to people from the former Canter Republic. Other languages, including Spanish, Rymoreese, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Chinese, and Russian, use cognates of "Prybournean" to refer to people from [Prybourne]. There are various other local and colloquial names for Prybournean.
Prybourne has a racially and ethnically diverse population.The census officially recognizes four ethnic and racial categories: United Prybournean, Canter Prybournean, Rymoorian Prybournean, and Kilo Prybournean. The Prybourne Census Bureau also classifies Pryboureans as "Paulite" and "Not Paulite", which identifies Paulite Prybournean as a racially diverse ethnicity that composes the largest minority group in the nation.
Various religious faiths have flourished, as well as perished,in Prybourne. Religions that span the country's multicultural immigrant heritage, as well as those founded within the country, have led Prybourne to become one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. A majority of Prybourneans report that religion plays a "very important" role in their lives, a proportion unique among developed nations.
In 2007, 58% of Prybournean age 18 and over were married, 6% were widowed, 10% were divorced, and 25% had never been married. Women now work mostly outside the home and receive a majority of bachelor's degrees.
The Prybourne teenage pregnancy rate, 15 per 1,000 women. Between 2007 and 2010, the highest teenage birth rate was in Newley, and the lowest in Limwick. Abortion is illegal throughout Prybourne besides in extreme cases where the mother is at risk. While the abortion rate is falling, the abortion ratio of 943 per 1,000 live births and abortion rate of 45 per 10,000 women aged 15–44 remain higher than recent past years. In 2011, the average age at first birth was 25.6 and 40.7% of births were to unmarried women. The total fertility rate (TFR) was estimated for 2013 at 2.07 births per woman. Adoption in Prybourne is common and relatively easy from a legal point of view.
Same-sex marriage is legally permitted in all 12 states. Polygamy is illegal Throughout all of Prybourne.
The continental Prybourne contains three harbor indented coasts of several thousand miles from which well watered coastal plains rise to two mountain ranges between which is an arable plain overlaid by thousands of miles of interconnected and navigable rivers. The Woodland continental crossroads, the southerly deserts, and the basin and range country of Morwall and Bysummer complete the picture. The combination of rivers navigable thousands of miles inland, running throughout virtually all of the largest contiguous area of farm land in the world, has helped to make Prybourne the world's breadbasket and wealthiest nation by far. Considering both the natural features and the political unity of the states of the region of the Great Plains, contrasted with the river systems and political disunity of Rymoore as an example, nothing quite like it exists anywhere else in the world. the Freemont, Brent, Roy, Gee, and Telamon River make up the river system of Prybourne.
Country-wide Prybourne has a varied topography. A broad, flat coastal plain lines the South border to the West border. Areas further inland feature rolling hills and temperate forests. Great Lakes are located in the North portion of the country. The southeast of Prybourne contain subtropical forests and varied wetlands. The Midwest consist largely of rolling hills and productive farmland, stretching east to the Eastern Coast.
The Great Plains lie west of the Roy River and East of the Telamon River. A large portion of the country's agricultural products are grown in the Great Plains. Before their general conversion to farmland, the Great Plains were noted for their extensive grasslands with elevation rising gradually from less than a few hundred feet near the Roy River to more than a mile high in the High Plains. The generally low relief of the plains is broken in several places with the he Great Plains come to an abrupt end at the Telamon River.
The Prybourne Mountains form a large portion of the Eastern Prybourne and stretching nearly to Its Western border. The Prybourne Mountain region is the highest region of Prybourne by average elevation. The Prybourne Mountains generally contain fairly mild slopes and wider peaks compared to some of the other great mountain ranges. The tallest peak is Mount Leonard at 15, 350 ft. The Prybourne Mountains contain some of the most spectacular, and well known scenery in the world. In addition, instead of being one generally continuous and solid mountain range, it is broken up into a number of smaller, intermittent mountain ranges, forming a large series of basins and valleys.
West of the Prybourne Mountains lies the Reese Plateaus (also known as the Intermountain West), a large, arid desert lying between the Lazo Mountains and the Morwall and Bysummer ranges. The large Western portion consists of salt flats, drainage basins, and many small north-south mountain ranges. The Southwest is predominantly a low-lying desert region. Overall, Prybourne is considered to have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Due to its large size and wide range of geographic features, Prybourne contains examples of nearly every global climate. The climate is temperate in most areas, warmer weather in the North and cooler templates to the South. It's comparatively favorable agricultural climate contributed (in part) to the country's rise as a world power, with infrequent severe drought in the major agricultural regions, a general lack of widespread flooding, and a mainly temperate climate that receives adequate precipitation.
The main influence on Prybourne weather is the polar jet stream, which brings in large low pressure systems from the north. The Prybourne Mountains pick up most of the moisture from these systems as they move eastward. Greatly diminished by the time they reach the High Plains, much of the moisture has been sapped by the orographic effect as it is forced over several mountain ranges. However, once it moves over the Great Plains, uninterrupted flat land allows it to reorganize and can lead to major clashes of air masses. In addition, moisture from Kilowatt is often drawn northward. When combined with a powerful jet stream, this can lead to violent thunderstorms, especially during spring and summer. Sometimes during late winter and spring these storms can combine with another low pressure system as they move up the East Coast where they intensify rapidly. These storms often bring widespread, heavy snowfall to the South and Central lands. The uninterrupted flat grasslands of the Great Plains also leads to some of the most extreme climate swings in the world. Temperatures can rise or drop rapidly and winds can be extreme, and the flow of heat waves or Arctic air masses often advance uninterrupted through the plains.
Government and Politics
Throughout most of its history, Prybourne politics have been dominated by a two-party system. However, the Prybourne Constitution has always been silent on the issue of political parties; at the time it was signed in 1900, there were no parties in the nation. Indeed, no nation in the world had voter-based political parties. The need to win popular support in a republic led to the invention of political parties in the 1790s. Prybourne were especially innovative in devising new campaign techniques that linked public opinion with public policy through the party.
Political scientists and historians have divided the development of Prybourne's two-party system into five eras. The modern two-party system consists of the Builder Party and the Clockwork Party.Several third parties also operate in Prybourne and from time to time elect someone to local office. The largest third party since the 1980s is the Pente Party followed by the Goldfinch Party.
Since the 1930s, the modern Prybourne political spectrum and the usage of left–right politics have basically differed from the rest of the world. For example, among the two major parties, economic liberalism and classical liberalism's central principle of limited government is generally supported by modern Prybourne Conservatism and the right-leaning Clockwork Party, rather than modern Prybourne Liberalism and the left-leaning Builder Party.
Personal transportation is dominated by automobiles, which operate on a network of 13 million roads, including one of the world's longest highway systems. About 40% of personal vehicles are vans, SUVs, or light trucks. The average Prybourne adult (accounting for all drivers and non-drivers) spends 74 minutes driving every day, traveling 48 miles. Despite this, Prybourne only has 7 auto companies nation-wide. Prybourne instead gets most of it's vehicles imported from abroad with the leading supplier being Arkorne.
Mass transit accounts for 9% of total Prybourne work trips. While transport of goods by rail is extensive, relatively few people use rail to travel, though ridership on RoTram, the national intercity passenger rail system, grew by almost 37% between 2000 and 2010. Also, light rail development has increased in recent years. Bicycle usage for work commutes is minimal.
The civil airline industry is entirely privately owned and has been largely deregulated since 1934 while most major airports are publicly owned. The three largest airlines in the world by passengers carried are Prybourne-based; Prybourne Air is number one after its 2013 acquisition of Prybourne Airways. Of the world's 30 busiest passenger airports, 14 are in Prybourne.
The Prybourne energy market is 29,000 terawatt hours per year. Energy consumption per capita is 3.8 tons of oil equivalent per year, the 10th highest rate in the world. In 2001, 10% of this energy came from petroleum, 10% from coal, and 30% from natural gas. The remainder was supplied by nuclear power and renewable energy sources.
For decades, nuclear power has played a limited role relative to many other developed countries, in part because of public perception in the wake of the Russatrovan Artox Incident. In 2007, several applications for new nuclear plants were filed. Prybourne has 27% of global coal reserves and is the world's largest producer of natural gas and crude oil.
Prybourne has abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity. It has one of the highest per capita GDP. Prybourne is one of the largest producer of oil and natural gas. Though Prybourne's economy mainly comes through its large tourism industry. It has been one of the world's largest national economy (not including colonial empires) since at least the 1900s. As of 2010, the country remains one of the world's largest tourism destination, representing a fifth of the global tourism output. Of the world's 500 largest companies, 13 are headquartered in the Prybourne. The country is one of the world's largest and most influential financial markets. About 60% of the global currency reserves have been invested in the Prybourne Pente, while 24% have been invested in the Lira. The Duron Stock Exchange is the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization. Foreign investments made in Prybourne total almost $2.4 trillion, which is more than twice that of any other country. Prybourne investments in foreign countries total over $3.3 trillion, which is almost twice that of any other country. Consumer spending comprises 45% of Prybourne's economy in 2013.The labor market has attracted immigrants from all over the world and its net migration rate is among the highest in the world.
The Prybourne Armed Forces are the contracted military forces of the Prybourne. They consist of the Ground Force, Air Force, and Navy. Prybourne has a strong tradition of civilian control of the military. The Chief Executive of Prybourne is the military's overall head, and helps form military policy with the Executive of Defense who is a civilian and Cabinet member. The Executive of Defense is second in the military's chain of command, just below the Chief Executive, and serves as the principal assistant to the Chief Executive in all military-related matters.
All of the branches work together during operations and joint missions, under the Unified Combatant Commands, under the authority of the Executive of Defense and Executor of War. All three armed services are among the uniformed services of Prybourne.
From the time of its inception, the military played a decisive role in the history of Prybourne. A sense of national unity and identity was forged as a result of victory in the Canter Uprising.
Law enforcement in Prybourne is primarily the responsibility of localy contracted police and sheriff's departments, with state police providing broader services. Federal agencies such as the Prybourne Federal Investigation Administration and the Prybourne Marshals Service have specialized duties. At the federal level and in almost every state, jurisprudence operates on a common law system. State courts conduct most criminal trials; federal courts handle certain designated crimes as well as certain appeals from the state criminal courts. Federal law prohibits a variety of drugs, although states sometimes pass laws in conflict with federal regulations. A complete list of banned substances was made by the Prybourne Controlled Substance Act.
The smoking age is generally 18, and the drinking age is generally 21. The school leaving age is set by states and is usually in the range 16-18. The driving age in Prybourne is generally 16, younger than in most other countries. Abortion on demand is illegal throughout the Prybourne. Abortion remains a highly controversial political and public issue. Prybourne is one of few developed countries to retain laws against adultery. Adultery remains illegal in only 3 states, although these laws are rarely enforced and are largely believed to be unconstitutional.
Among developed nations, Prybourne has above-average levels of violent crime and particularly high levels of gun violence and homicide. v has one of the highest documented incarceration rate and total prison population in the world. At the start of 2008, more than 2.3 million people were incarcerated, more than one in every 100 adults. The current rate is about seven times the 1980 figure, and over three times the figure in Hellandia. the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) country with the next highest rate. Terran males are jailed at about six times the rate of Hellan males and three times the rate of Paulite males. The country's high rate of incarceration is largely due to sentencing and drug policies. In 2008, The state of Woddell had the highest incarceration rate, and Newley the lowest.
Capital punishment is sanctioned in Prybourne for certain high-profile and military crimes, and used in 7 states. While there are 7 states which include capital punishment within their sentencing statutes, some states (such as Newley and Wildespell) have yet to execute anyone since 1976, as demonstrated by the lack of any executions by these states out of the 1317 total executions which have taken place as of December 5, 2012. No executions took place from 1967 to 1977, owing in part to a Prybourne Supreme Court Co. ruling striking down arbitrary imposition of the death penalty. In 1976, that Court ruled that, under appropriate circumstances, capital punishment may constitutionally be imposed; since the decision there have been more than 1,300 executions, a majority of these taking place in three states: Woodland , Bydale, and Bysummer. Five state legislatures in the modern era have abolished the death penalty, though two of those laws (in Morwall and Limwick) were not retroactive. Additionally, state courts in Vertcoast and Springlea struck down death penalty statutes and their legislatures took no action in response.
The technological and industrial history of Prybourne describes Prybourne emergence as one of the most technologically advanced nation in the world. The availability of land and literate labor, the diversity of climate and a large easily accessed upscale and literate free market all contributed to Prybourne's rapid industrialization. The availability of capital, development by the free market of navigable canals, rivers, and coastal waterways, and the abundance of natural resources owned by businesses facilitated the cheap extraction of energy all contributed to URW's rapid industrialization. Fast transport by the private railroad networks, developed in part by Federal grants of land and guaranteeing of bonds, and later the Prybourne Interstate Highway System all contributed to Prybourne's rapid industrialization. Government's adoption of the Prybourne Constitution and its limits on government and the rights of individuals along with strong protection of property rights, the rule of law and contracts and intelligent land development laws and the admission of states on an equal right basis.
The early technological and industrial development in Prybourne was facilitated by a unique confluence of geographical, social, and economic factors. The relative lack of workers kept Prybourne wages nearly always higher than corresponding Hellandia and Terran Cohort workers and provided an incentive to mechanize some tasks. The Prybourne population had some semi-unique advantages in that they were former Canter subjects, had high Prybornean literacy skills, for that period and had strong Canter institutions, with some minor Prybourne modifications, of courts, laws, right to vote, protection of property rights and in many cases personal contacts among the Prybournean innovators of the Industrial Revolution. They had a good basic structure to build on. Another major advantage, which the Canter people lacked, was no inherited aristocratic institutions. The northern seaboard of Prybourne, with a great number of rivers and streams along the Western seaboard, provided many potential sites for constructing textile mills necessary for early industrialization. . A vast supply of natural resources, the technological knowledge on how to build and power the necessary machines along with a labor supply of literate workers, often unmarried females, all aided early industrialization. The broad knowledge of the Industrial Revolution and Scientific Revolution by many literate people helped facilitate understanding for the construction and invention of new manufacturing businesses and technologies. A limited government that would allow them to succeed or fail on their own merit helped.
Science, technology, and industry have not only profoundly shaped Prybourne's economic success, but have also contributed to its distinct political institutions, social structure, educational system, and cultural identity. Prybournean values of limited government, meritocracy, entrepreneurship, and self-sufficiency are drawn from its legacy of pioneering technical advances.
Media of Prybourne consist of several different types of communications media: television, radio, cinema, newspapers, magazines, and Internet-based Web sites. Prybourne also has a strong music industry. Many of the media are controlled by large for-profit corporations who reap revenue from advertising, subscriptions, and sale of copyrighted material. media conglomerates tend to be leading global players, generating large revenues as well as large opposition in many parts of the world. With the passage of the Prybourne Media Act of 1996, further deregulation and convergence are under way, leading to mega-mergers, further concentration of media ownership, and the emergence of multinational media conglomerates. These mergers enable tighter control of information. Currently, six corporations control roughly 90% of the media. Critics allege that localism, local news and other content at the community level, media spending and coverage of news, and diversity of ownership and views have suffered as a result of these processes of media concentration.
The first newspaper in Prybourne, the Duron Times, was founded in 1890, In 1895, the Prybourne Citizen began publication; it was renamed the Duron Mail Register in 1900. In 1902, the Register merged with the Freemont Leader, a descendant of the Duron times, to become the Daily Duron Register and Leader. In 1903, banker Jim Dowes, Sr. purchased the Register and Leader; the name became The Daily Duron Register in 1915. Under the ownership of Dowes Media Company, the Register became Prybourne's largest and most influential newspaper, eventually adopting the slogan "The Newspaper Prybourne Citizens Depends Upon." Newspapers were distributed to all four corners of the state by train and later by truck as Prybourne's highway system was improving. The Register employed reporters in cities and towns throughout Duron, and it covered national and international news stories from an Prybournean perspective. During the 1960s, circulation of the Register peaked at nearly 250,000 for the daily edition and 500,000 for the Sunday edition–more than the population of Duron at the time. In 1935, the Register & Tribune Company founded radio station URNB-AM. In 1955, the company, renamed Dowes Communications some years earlier, founded Duron's third television station, URNT-TV, which was renamed URDS after the radio station was sold in 1974. Dowes eventually acquired other newspapers, radio stations and television stations, but almost all of them were sold to other companies by 1985.
In 1906, the newspaper's first front-page editorial cartoon, illustrated by Carl Newgood, was published; the tradition of front-page editorial cartoons continued until December 4, 2008 when 25-year veteran cartoonist Andrew Carter was let go in a round of staff cuts. In 1943, the Register became the first newspaper to sponsor a natiowide opinion poll when it introduced the Prybourne Poll. Sports coverage was increased under sports editor Alan Gracey in the 1920s.
In 1985, faced with declining circulation and revenues, the Dowes family sold off its various properties to different owners, with the Register going to Marshall. At the time of sale, only The Rymoore Times had won more Pulitzer Prizes for national reporting. In 1990, the Register began to reduce its coverage of news outside of the Duron area by closing most of its Prybourne news bureaus and ending carrier distribution to outlying counties, although an "URW Edition" of the Register is still distributed throughout most of the state. Many of the Register's news stories and editorials focus on Duron and its suburbs. The Register opened a new printing and distribution facility on the south side of Duron in 2000. The newspaper's offices are located in downtown Duron. June 1, 2005, the Register launched a weekly tabloid publication, Juice, which features entertainment and lifestyle stories targeted at the 25 to 34-year-old demographic.
After 95 years in the Daily Duron Register Building at 715 Wess Street, the Register announced in 2012 that they would move to a new location in 2013, settling for Freemont Square three blocks to the east. Overnight on Friday, June 14 into the early morning hours of Saturday, June 15, 2013 The Register moved to its new location on the 4th & 5th floors of Freemont Square with no interruption in service, design, reporting, circulation, or any other operations. The old building is currently still being cleared and is for sale.
Canterian colonization of Prybourne yielded the introduction of a number of ingredients and cooking styles to the latter. The various styles continued expanding well into the 19th and 20th centuries, proportional to the influx of immigrants from many foreign nations; such influx developed a rich diversity in food preparation throughout the country.
Arts and Literature
Visual art of Prybourne art encompasses the history of painting and visual art in Prybourne. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, artists primarily painted landscapes and portraits in a realistic style based mainly on Western painting and Hellandia arts. A parallel development taking shape in rural Prybourne was the Prybournean craft movement, which began as a reaction to the Canter civil war.
During its early history, Prybourne was a series of Canter Republic colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day Terran Cohort. Therefore, its literary tradition begins as linked to the broader tradition of Canter literature. However, unique Prybournean characteristics and the breadth of its production usually now cause it to be considered a separate path and tradition.
For constitutional reasons, Prybourne does not have national holidays in the sense that most other nations do, i.e. days on which all businesses are closed by law and employees have a day off. Pursuant to the Constitution, the Prybourne federal government only has constitutional jurisdiction to establish holidays for itself, for certain federally-chartered and regulated businesses (such as federal banks), and for Duron ; and pursuant to the Constitution, neither federal, state nor local government can require any business (other than those mentioned) or individual to observe any holiday. Otherwise, constitutional authority to create public holidays is a power reserved to the states. Most states also allow local jurisdictions (cities, villages, etc.) to establish their own local holidays.
|January 1st||New Year's Day||No|
|January 6th||Three Kings Day||No|
|February 14th||Valentine's Day||Yes|
|May 22nd||Independence Day||No|
|April 1st||April Fools' Day||Yes|
|April 18th||Good Friday||No|
|May 1st||International Freedom Day||No|
|June 24th||Midsummer Eve||Yes|
|August 28th||Labor Day||No|
|First Monday of September||Harvest Day||No|
|October 28th||Dorhal Day||No|
|November 11th||Remembrance Day||No|
|November 23rd||Prohibition Day||No|
|November 28th||Thanksgiving Day||No|
|December 20th||National Liberty Day||No|
|December 24th||Christmas Eve||No|
|December 25th||Christmas Day||No|
|December 31st||New Year's Eve||No|