Enlightened Monarchy of Theaca
Motto: Peace and Justice
|Map of Theaca on Eurth|
Map of Theaca on Eurth
|Council of Speakers|
• 2020 estimate
• 2018 census
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|Gini (2018)|| 36.5|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (Intra-Central Time)|
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The Enlightened Monarchy of Theaca, commonly referred to as Theaca, is a country located on the $continent continent on Eurth. Theaca shares a border with $Country to the north, $Country in the east, $Country to the south, $Country in the west. Theaca has a population of approximately 42.5 million, and an area of $Number. Eynam is the capital and largest city of the country.
Theaca is a semi-constitutional monarchy. (2nd paragraph. Short history in 1 sentence. Link with present in 1 sentence.) The current head of state is Empress Adela Morstad, while the head of government is Chancellor Einar Vea.
(3rd paragraph. Economy in 2 sentences. International relations in 1 sentence.)
- 1 Etymology and terminology
- 2 Geography
- 3 History
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
Etymology and terminology
Council of Speakers
Law and criminal justice
Science and technology
Theaca has a long tradition of scientific and technological invention and engagement and it has become one of the leading nations in scientific research, particularly natural sciences and life sciences. Theaca's scientific revolution and cultural optimism push both the citizenry and the government to look towards a brighter future and to invest heavily in technological growth as a result. From the very earliest philosophies Theacan people have had a desire to understand their home and how it works. They break down the world into how life works and how forces affect and influence the development of life and planets. In the early 4th century ancient scholars composed impressive scrolls and documents detailing the natural world around them and how animals lived in their environment. In the 20th and 21st centuries Theacans have become even more prominent in their contributions to scientific discovery. Large portions of both public and private budgets are placed towards furthering human understanding of both the natural world and the universe. Theacan policies have become increasingly geared towards conservation and green technology as the global ecosystem becomes less stable due to rampant industrialization.
Scientific advancement and technology have gone hand in hand throughout all of history. Upon the advent of the internet Theacean of all ages, but primarily the younger generations, spend an increasing time online and a new culture has developed surrounding Theacan principles of aesthetics along with the vast trove of knowledge that the internet provides. A new era of digital artists, celebrities, musicians, and industries that all operate within the realm of the net have sprung up and taken a deep root in the public consciousness. Social media usage has skyrocketed and the internet has become one of the most widely used public services. In Theaca success, both for private citizens and the government, strongly relies upon their social media presence. Dozens of sites and micro-communities, or fandoms, have sprung up throughout Theaca's most prominent social media site: Nu-Board. New industries catering to social media trends, fashions, and home décor have grown suddenly and with such profitability that more established companies have started to change their marketing at a fundamental level to appeal to the rise of "internet culture."
The Theacan agriculture industry has been forced to evolve time and time again in order to meet the demands of a large population without the prerequisite land to support it fully. This lack in land space has forced Theaceans to become turn to science to engineer a new solution lest the country fall into poverty from feeding its citizens. In the recent decades a few solutions have presented itself and were quickly integrated into Theacan agriculture: The first is aquaculture. Due to the nation's copious amount of coastline and predisposition towards seafood made it an incredibly favorable option. The second innovation was the advent of vertical farms in the most recent. The vertical farming system is still widely in the prototype stage as Theacan scientists work to make it more efficient in energy consumption. With these two methods working in concert traditional farms have become all but abandoned in Theaca and former farmland has either been designated to regrow forests or to be developed into industrial or residential zones depending on it's proximity to resources and cities.
The Theacan appetite for meat has largely remained unchanged, with fish and sea life being heavily favored over land dwelling animals. The majority of animal-based protein that Theaca consumed comes directly from aquaculture farms or fishing trawlers from all over the world. In order to supplement their food sources while still retaining their own environmental beauty Theaca imports primarily poultry and goat meat for consumption. In recent years certain breeds of insect have been a street food that has caught on with the public and especially amongst tourists. Beef and pork are sometimes eaten but are widely considered to be unclean and rather tasteless compared to other options, leaving most of Theaca to abstain from such products.
Transportation in Theaca has developed into an efficient and well oiled machine, primarily due to its extremely efficient energy consumption and timeliness. Because of Theaca's higher than average urban population and almost nonexistent rural settlements Theacan public transportation is by far the most common means of getting from point to point for the everyday citizen. Networks of high speed trains criss cross through Theaca's cities, providing speedy travel between separate cities. Inter-city transportation is managed through extensive use of the TRTS, or the Theacan Rapid Transit Service. This rapid transit system is a multi-leveled subway system with over 90,000 km of rails constructed and with more built each year. The average delay for Theaca's transit system is slightly under 6 seconds and a point of pride for many TRTS conductors. Both the high speed trains and the rapid transit system are subsided by the government. Corporate and private interests can also rent out ad space on digital screens as well to further fund the stations. This dual method of funding has kept TRTS services extremely cheap for the Theacan population. In recent years the TRTS has begun to not only name the various trains but to assign anthropomorphized men as official mascots of each train.
Theaca, for its size, has a rather average amount of airports. These airports fall into four main categories: commercial, private, general purpose, and mixed. Commercial airports are for large transit planes to carry cargo through the skies from one nation to another and are thus mostly reserved for high volume planes and not passenger craft. Private airports are for Theaca's elite and VIPs from abroad who either have enough money, social capital, or importance to be treated separately from the standard passengers. These airports are often small and well staffed satellite locations from a general purpose airport. Private airports, while expensive, are notoriously luxurious and many often have extensive facilities for catering to their patrons. The general purpose airports are, at the most basic level, simple airports. They ferry people and cargo from one place to another through the sky with the greatest efficiency and the least expenditure of resources.
Theacan roadways are a strange sight. Since most of the population utilizes the public transportation the roads are mostly left to cargo transports or busses. A few people who live in rural areas maintain rugged vehicles to get to and from cities for either employment or to sell their goods, however most utilize busses or commercial trains. As such cars are not a common sight within Theaca and are reserved for either extreme luxury or extreme utility with little to no middle ground. The roads themselves are wide enough to keep congestion down from large cargo trucks and the sides of the roads have several meter high walls around the edges to prevent wildlife from accidentally crossing where it may damage Theacan vehicles or cause accidents. Tunnels or other such crossing are built to allow traversal safely away from vehicles and oftentimes on long stretches of road rest stops are built into the walls to offer wary drivers a place to relax, relieve themselves, and gather food and fuel for additional driving. In the more rural parts of Theaca the roads devolve slight, losing walls and in some cases falling away into crudely paved or simply pressed dirt roads depending on the local community's funding.