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The United Provinces and Territories of The Furbish Islands

Ðe United Provinces and Territories of Ðe Furbiſh Iſlands
Anthem: "La Marseillaise"

Location of The Furbish Islands on the globe
Location of The Furbish Islands
CapitalCapital District
Largest cityBoston
Official languagesNone at the federal level
Recognised national languagesSee Languages in The Furbish Islands
Ethnic groups
(2020)
Religion
(2020)
Demonym(s)Furbishman
GovernmentDual federal parliamentary constitutional crowned republic
• Monarch
NAME TBD
• Directory
Béatrice Renou
Richard Melberg
Adélaïde Plantier
Marlijn Lengton
Adjoa Isamaan
Arthur Trudeau
Hannah Dahn
Andrea Olsen
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Independence 
17 August 1805
17 August 1875
Area
• Total
4,486,876 km2 (1,732,393 sq mi)
• Water (%)
37.8%
Population
• 2022 estimate
283,503,325
• 2020 census
283,503,325
• Density
101.58/km2 (263.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$13.161 trillion
• Per capita
$46,423
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$10.095 trillion
• Per capita
$35,609
Gini (2020)28.5
low
HDI (2020)Increase 0.917
very high
CurrencyFurbish guilder (FEG)
Time zoneUTCx (+x)
• Summer (DST)
UTCx (+x)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy (EL)
Mains electricity230 V–50 Hz
Driving sidenone at the federal level
Calling code+69
Internet TLD.fe

The United Provinces and Territories of The Furbish Islands(UPTFI or U.P.T.F.I.), commonly known as The Furbish Islands(FI or F.I.) the United Provinces and Territories(UPT or U.P.T.), or the United Provinces(UP or U.P.), is a country consisting of 103 provinces in 5 regions and 22 federal districts, stretching over XX islands. The country is located entirely on the Furbish Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. At nearly 4.5 million square kilometers, it is the largest state in the Pacific Ocean. The closest nation is XX, which is XX kilometers away.

Polynesians first settled The Furbish Islands around 800 AD, and by Europeans beginning in the late 16th century.

Etymology

History

Pre-Loaísan era

The first human settlement of The Furbish Islands occurred circa 800.

Colonization

Independence and civil war

A series of factors led to pro-independence protests in 1805. They were violently suppressed by colonial authorities, which only caused protests to turn into riots. On 31 January, rioters lead by the Bolsrade Six stormed the colonial garrison and governor's mansion and established the Nieuw Maasland Free State. Seven more coups took place other parts of the islands, while revolutionaries attacked surrounding areas. After defeating colonial forces in Boston, Martijn van Riemsdijk called delegates from the islands to the Boston Convention, where the first republic formally established on 17 August. A temporary constitution was written, to be replaced by a more permanent one. A colonial invasion force was defeated in late 1805, marking the end of the Furbish revolution.

Different Furbish populations were unable to agree on a new constitution. Tensions grew, leading to the Furbish civil war between different language groups and some groups that wished to return to colonial role. English speaking forces under John Dodson defeated colonial forces and other Furbish armies, but was unable to secure a major victory against the latter, leading to the Boston peace conference in 1815. A new constitution was drafted with terms dictated by Dodson, establishing the second republic, and making him the first stadtholder.

Second republic and Time of Troubles

The new constitution gave autonomy to Dutch, French, Portuguese, and Spanish minorities, but none to indigenous populations, and the government was designed to be dominated by the English-speaking majority. The governments of Dodson and his successors worked to introduce the industrial revolution to The Furbish Islands. Laissez-faire policies were established to make the Furbish economy competitive on the world stage, which increased the power of the upper classes. Despite discrimination faced, economic opportunities in new factories and several gold rushes attracted immigrants from all over the world.

Dodson's government also encouraged Furbish settlement in the interior, which brought them into conflicts with the indigenous population, which were known as the interior wars. They lasted up to the end of the 19th century. The Furbish committed numerous atrocities during the conflicts. In 1869, Stadtholder Milton Carnell launched a punitive expedition into Hrvada. The federal government saw democratic backsliding through the 19th century, which increased significantly as power switched four times between the Whig Party under Milton Carnell and National Republican Party under Dominic Drumpf from 1864 to 1873.

In 1873, rampant inflation, corruption, discrimination, democratic backsliding, and a violent suppression of a northern railroad worker strike led to the Burger rebellion. The government under Stadtholder Dominic Drumpf did not contain the rebellion. They established concentration camps in the north. The desertion of a Gendarmerie company led by Captain Jean de Flandre on 23 June began a period known as the Time of Troubles. Fourteen successive stadtholders were overthrown, beginning with Drumpf on 29 July. The Time of Troubles ended when Jozef van Biddinghuizen took power in 15 February 1875 and gained popular support by promising to restore order. Van Biddinghuizen wrote a new constitution, with input from delegates from all over The Furbish Islands. It was ratified by the provinces in 17 August 1875. All forms of discrimination and slavery were outlawed.

Late 19th and 20th centuries

Van Biddinghuizen ruled for five more years, where created more reforms, including cracking down on corruption and discrimination, limiting the power of the upper classes, and creating an early welfare state.

21st century

Geography

Climate

Environment

Politics and Government

Government

Politics

Furbish politics are dominated by three main party alliances, the Christian Democratic Union, Liberal Union, and Progressive Union. More recently, far right Alternative for The Furbish Islands

Law

Foreign Relations

Military

Economy

Industry

Science and technology

Tourism

Infrastructure

Energy

Transport

Transportation in The Furbish Islands is dominated by public transport.

Water supply and sanitation

Demographics

Education

Ethnicity

Religion

Languages

Culture

Music and Art

Cuisine

Sports