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[IC/WIP] Allinburg - Master Dispatch

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As in Springtime melts the snow, so shall melt away the foe,
And we shall be masters in our own home.


Allinburg
Master Dispatch

Notes

TL;DR:
An Anglicised Central European-inspired island state with a Hiberno-Albionic twist with hints of multi-culturalism, situated west of Europe. Bestowed by merchants as the “bridge of the Atlantic”, to their bourgeoisie clientele as the “gateway to Europe”, and to heads of state and government as “Europe's western wall”.

A usual European history of settlement, Roman (or rather, Roman facsimile) conquest, feudal monarchies, the occasional civil war, several stabs at unity, trade and the eventual empire, republicanism, industrialisation, and now progressivism under Western democracy and the machinations of the rule of law.

Also included: comets as an omen of prosperity, an economy loosely based on dirigisme and mid- to late-20th century East Asian economic policy — yet drifting to neo-liberalist agendas by the 21st, a space programme on a reasonable budget, and more.

Is also a slight parody embodiment of 1990s Western optimism and late 2010s-2020s adventurism.

Current Federal Alert Level: 6/10

OOC - This document is a work-in-progress and is currently not finished.

Most, if not all works pertaining to Allinean lore are also a work-in-progress. Oh well, it's just human.

This document, lodged under the category Factbook/Military, was previously titled “WE DECLARE WAR OVER COMMUNIST NATIONS CLOSE TO OUR BORDERS. (Anti-Communist Message)” and contained a message stating that Allinburg has declared war on neighbouring communist nations, threatening them with the full force of its armed forces in the event that any communist state would also declare war. The text was later retconned and is no longer canon to Allinburg. This dispatch is currently being re-written by the RIB into a "master dispatch" of Allinburg, due to it being linked by NationStates as the main factbook of Allinburg (id=main).

Allinburg does not recognise World Census statistics or reports due to its lack of accuracy, precision and reliable data.
The state, however, acknowledges the Census' current data on the names of its leaders, currency and national animal; and its conclusion that the economic situation is stable.

From the Real Interdimensional Being that controls Allinburg's NS account (RIB) - 13 September 2021 13:30 UTC
Updated 15 June 2022 15:30 UTC


OOC - This legislative document is Out-of-Character and from the real-life person currently managing the NationStates nation of Allinburg, known as the Real Interdimensional Being (RIB). This document and notice were written by the RIB.

From time to time, I change the history of Allinburg, sometimes to the extent that it necessitates a retconning of many old factbooks I've written. I created this page to remind users of changes to the history and lore of Allinburg. On a related note, some stuff may not be speedily updated. (Rule of thumb: Most pages from 2016 and earlier are out-of-date.)


The Real Interdimensional Being

Retconning Act

27 August 2021


The Real Interdimensional Being (RIB)
that controls the NationStates nation of Allinburg,
noticing the many factbooks of years past containing absurd, outdated and illegitimate facts of Allinburg made by themselves,
recognising that some users may mistake the history of Allinburg as including such facts,
deciding to initiate the Mass Retconning of Allinburg, assess and review all documents written by the RIB chronicling all affairs of the nation, and to deem all affected factbooks and relevant information as no longer belonging to the Documental Canon of this Nation,
and determined to rewrite those documents to fit the true history of Allinburg,
hereby exercises its powers to enact the following:

  1. All documents mentioning Hans Otto Georg Hermann Fegelein, colloquially known as “Hermann Fegelein”, “President Hans GOH Fegelein” or “Fegelein”, as the leader of Allinburg shall be retconned, archived and removed from the Documental Canon.

  2. All documents and official communication mentioning any entity that begins with the prefix “Fegel-” as belonging to Allinburg and Fegelein shall be retconned, archived and removed from the Documental Canon.

  3. All documents and official communication mentioning any currency other than the Allinean mark (𝒎), whether “Frappoe”, “Glowstick”, “Sterlin”, “Statlen” or others, as the official currency of Allinburg shall be retconned, archived and removed from the Documental Canon.

  4. All documents and official communication mentioning any species other than the purplehead eagle (Haliaeetus ostrucephalus), as the national animal of Allinburg shall be retconned, archived and removed from the Documental Canon.

  5. All documents and official communication mentioning any religion other than the New Germanic Order of Violet, colloquially known as “Anavioletism”, as the majority Christian denominational group of Allinburg shall be retconned, archived and removed from the Documental Canon.

  6. All other documents and official communication deemed by the RIB to violate the historical continuum of Allinburg may be retconned, archived and removed from the Documental Canon.

  7. All documents that have been formally retconned, archived and removed from the Documental Canon will display the following notice on the beginning of each document:

    OOC - This document, being subject to retroactive continuity in accordance with the RIB Retconning Act 2021, is no longer part of the documental canon of Allinburg and does no longer affect or reflect the history or present situation of Allinburg.
    Document archived by the Real Interdimensional Being that controls Allinburg's NS account (RIB) - DD Month YYYY HH:mm UTC

    Document last edited on DD Month YYYY at HH:mm UTC prior to archival.

  8. Select documents and official communication containing some content deemed by the RIB to violate the historical continuum of Allinburg may be retconned and edited, but not removed from the Documental Canon. Those documents will display the following notice at the beginning of each document:

    OOC - This document has been retconned and edited in accordance with the RIB Retconning Act 2021.
    Document retconned by the Real Interdimensional Being that controls Allinburg's NS account (RIB) - DD Month YYYY HH:mm UTC

  9. Unfinished select documents and official communication containing some content deemed by the RIB to violate the historical continuum of Allinburg may be retconned and edited, but not removed from the Documental Canon. Those documents will display the following notice at the beginning of each document:

    OOC - This document is a work-in-progress and is currently not finished.

    This document is currently being retconned and edited in accordance with the RIB Retconning Act 2021.

    From the Real Interdimensional Being that controls Allinburg's NS account (RIB) - DD Month YYYY HH:mm UTC

  10. All documents and official communication that have been retconned, archived and removed from the Documental Canon by the RIB shall be replaced by newly edited material that conforms to the historical continuum of Allinburg.

  11. The RIB reserves the right to keep any document or official communication containing any of the preceding words mentioned.

  12. The RIB reserves the right to modify any part of this legislation at any time.

  13. Documents that have been formally retconned are listed below by the dispatch ID of each retconned document:

    1. RICKROLL VIRUS SPREADS (dispatch id: 406289)
      replaced by
      The Allinean Leader - Parliament "rickrolled" by MP - 20 April 2015 (dispatch id: 1585174)

    2. RICKROLL DESTROYS TV NETWORK (dispatch id: 406864)
      replaced by
      The Allinean Leader - BREAKING: 2 killed, 5 injured in shock Torrinian attack - 21 April 2015 (dispatch id: 1585389)

    3. THE ALLINBURGIAN LEADER-ALLINBURG DECLARES WAR AGAINST BRASILISTAN (dispatch id: 407957)
      This document has been removed from the Canon without replacement

    4. THE ALLINBURGIAN LEADER-Select Your Target! (dispatch id: 408565)
      This document has been removed from the Canon without replacement

    5. THE ALLINBURGIAN LEADER: The Return of The Allinburgian Leader (dispatch id: 414543)
      replaced by
      The Allinean Leader - ABSA announces new shuttle fleet - 4 May 2015 (dispatch id: 1691112)

    6. The Allinburgian Leader is now The Fegel Times (dispatch id: 415700)
      This document has been removed from the Canon without replacement

    7. Allinburg - Master Dispatch (dispatch id: 442952)
      Formerly titled “WE DECLARE WAR OVER COMMUNIST NATIONS CLOSE TO OUR BORDERS. (Anti-Communist Message)” prior to retconning
      This document is being edited into a new canon document within the existing page. View the document for details.[/size][/font]

    8. The Allinburg Armed Forces (Yes, we are THIS mighty!) (dispatch id: 442968)
      This document has been removed from the Canon and is awaiting replacement

    9. Allinburg's speed limit for vehicles (dispatch id: 467503)
      This document has been removed from the Canon and is awaiting replacement

    10. The Constitution of Allinburg 2015 (dispatch id: 498711)
      replaced by
      Constitution of Allinburg (1923) (dispatch id: 1583537)

    11. Our Motherland (Allinburgia National Anthem) (dispatch id: 599094)
      replaced by
      Our Motherland: The National Anthem of Allinburg (dispatch id: 1585721)

    12. Allinburg - Overview (dispatch id: 610392)
      This document has been edited

    13. Constitution of Technologica (2016) (dispatch id: 628872)
      This document has been edited

    14. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Allinburg (2016, unfinished draft) (dispatch id: 656563)
      This document has been removed from the Canon without replacement

    15. More to come

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This document is currently being retconned and edited in accordance with the RIB Retconning Act 2021.

From the Real Interdimensional Being that controls Allinburg's NS account (RIB) - 16 September 2021 16:00 UTC

Allinburg
Overview

Allinburg (LinkIPA pronunciation: /alɪnbɜːg/), officially the Federal Republic of Allinburg, is a sovereign country situated off the north-western coast of Europe and the British Isles. It is the second-most populous country in Europe, with a population of 253 million within its eight constituent states and two overseas territories (South Galiscay Islands and the Grayson Isles), and the second-largest country by land area, covering 1,005,412 square kilometres (388,191 sq mi). The nation's capital is Barston, with a population of 8 million, and its largest city and financial centre is Thardling, with a population of 12 million.

Federal Republic of Allinburg




Flag
full resolution (svg/Linkpng)


Coat of arms
Linkfull resolution


Motto: "Liberty, civility, unity"

Anthem: "Our Motherland"
Link

WIP
Location

Capital
Barston
Largest city
Thardling

Official language
and national language
English


Nationality (2021)
94.0% Allineans[𝖺]
6.0% Others[𝖻]

Religion (2021)
53.3% Christianity
34.8% No religion
10.1% Islam
1.8% Other

Allinean, Allinburgian

Government
 • President
Martha Morrow
 • Prime Minister
Josh Morrison
 • Deputy Prime Minister
Hanna Kazama

Legislature
Parliament
 • Upper house
 • Lower house
House of Commons

Formation
 • Unification
22 March 1768
 • Republic established
19 August 1876
 • Current constitution
31 July 1952

Area
 • Total
1,005,412 km2 (138,318 sq mi)
 • Water (%)
4.34 (2022)

Population
 • 2021 census
253,963,921
 • Density
1694.4/km2 (654.2/sq mi)

Elevation
 • Highest point
Sigrid (3,935 km)
 • Lowest point
Larkinge, Cairston (−3.46 m)

LinkGDP (nominal)
2022 estimate
 • Total
$6.032 trillion
 • Per capita
$69,543

 • UN (2019)
0.962
very high · 4th
 • NS World Census[𝖽] (8 April 2022)
98.19
top 1% · ≈1,500th

Currency
Allinean mark (𝒎) (ABM)

Time zone
UTC (Allinean Standard Time)
Previous time zones until 2021
 • Standard
UTC-1 (Allinean Standard Time)
 • Summer (LinkDST)
UTC (Allinean Daylight Time)

Date format
 • dd/mm/yyyy
 • yyyy-mm-dd (CE/AD)

230 V–50 Hz

right

Calling code
+480

AB

.ab

Various groups — Newdee, Celtic, Soaverian and Alline — have inhabited Allinburg since the LinkBronze Age and through Linkclassical antiquity, the tribal Allines eventually consolidating into several kingdoms and principalities by the 16th century; interaction with traders and settlers, predominantly from northern and western Europe, brought some influences into Allinburg. During the later stages of the 16th century to the early 17th century, the states fought in many brief conflicts, culminating in the Great Allinean War from 1603 to 1609. Following the conclusion of the war, the sixteen kingdoms and states of Allinburg formed a loose confederation in 1615, which collapsed in 1654 during the Confederation Wars, fought between monarchists, republicans and other factions, with the parliamentary-monarchist Purples emerging victorious. The remaining states formed a second confederation in 1675, and in 1768, Allinburg became a nation-state when the ten states in the confederation unified — with each state's rulers periodically reigning as emperor of Allinburg — and established colonies, becoming among the more prosperous empires of the 19th and 20th centuries, and with the mainland's strategic location, becoming a vital link for trade and commerce in the Atlantic region. After the Republican Revolution of 1875, the monarchy was abolished in favour of a republic, which oversaw Allinburg's industrial revolution and widespread societal reforms. With the exception of the LinkFirst and LinkSecond World Wars, including Linkthe interwar period and the LinkGreat Depression, Allinburg continued steady growth and liberalisation under several mostly Conservative governments.

Allinburg is considered to be a highly-developed country with a large, strong economy. It has the largest economy in Europe, and offers welfare provisions including social security and universal healthcare and education. Its economic system is based on capitalism, with fair regulation, and is mostly dominated by the information technology and chemistry sectors. Allinburg is a member of the LinkUnited Nations, the World Assembly, the European Economic Area, European Free Trade Association, the Council of Europe, the Schengen Area, LinkNATO, the LinkOECD, The Free Nations Region, and from 2015 to 2017, Technologica. It maintains close ties with the LinkEuropean Union and the LinkUnited States.


The term Allinburg is a portmanteau of the Alline group of peoples, and the Germanic term burg meaning fortification. The origins of the term are currently being debated, with the most accepted theory being that its older terms, Allinea and less commonly Allinenia, were influenced and combined by foreigners with the Webans mountain range along the western border, or the fortified walls of the more influential Allinean kingdoms; there is also consensus among historians that the usage of Allinburg to denote its current territory became common around the 17th century. The more recent form Allinburgian, used from the 19th century onwards, is used as an alternative demonym, particularly in government (eg. Allinburgian Government).

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The Allinean sub-continent was settled as early as the LinkPaleolithic, with the earliest humans having arrived from the British Isles via the Dieterland land bridge around 500,000 years ago.

During the Bronze Age Allinburg was dominated by the Newdee culture of farmers and metal-workers. Those were gradually displaced by the Celtic people from around 700–500 BCE, in turn partially displaced by the Soaverians, heavily influenced and allied with the Romans. By the 1st century CE, much of Allinburg was under the influence of the Soaverian Empire, which broke away from a retreating Roman Empire in Britain around 400 CE, and eventually gave way to the sea-faring, Germanic-speaking Allines in 600 CE — themselves descended or split from other Germanic groups including the Angles and Saxons.

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Allinburg is a federal, parliamentary, representative, democratic republic. The current political system of Allinburg is based on the 1952 Constitution.

The head of state is the President, currently Martha Morrow, who is elected by the federal legislature through a secret election. The President is invested primarily in representative responsibilities and powers.

The head of government is the Prime Minister, currently Josh Morrison of the Labour Party, elected by popular vote and tasked with forming and maintaining a government with a Cabinet and executive powers.

The government can be removed from office by either a presidential decree or by vote of no confidence in Parliament.

Parliament is the national legislative body of Allinburg consisting of a sole chamber, the House of Commons. It is de jure bicameral, with provisions in the Constitution for an upper house called the Senate, currently not implemented, and the lower house being named the Commons. Legislative power is vested in Parliament. The House of Commons is elected through direct elections using the Linkmixed-member proportional representation system.

Since the establishment of a republic in 1876, the party system has been dominated by two or three parties, and in contemporary times the two main parties are the Conservative Party and the Labour Party. Other, smaller parties, including the Allinean Liberal Democratic Party and Greens of Allinburg, have at various times and forms been junior partners in coalition governments. More recent parties with parliamentary representation and of notability include Allinburgic Left, formed in 1999 from the merger of the Worker's Party of Allinburg and the Allinean Social Justice Movement, and the right-wing populist Purple Alternative, which first held seats in 2013.

Constituent states

As a federal state, Allinburg is divided into constituent states, known as federal states, that possess an autonomous government and separate laws. There are currently eight states in Allinburg, including the federal capital state of Barston, the sole city-state in Allinburg. As of 2021, Allinburg has 461 counties, consisting of 159 urban counties and 302 rural counties, both in a municipal level.

State

Capital

Area (km2)

Population (2021)

GDP (nominal, trillion USD, 2021)

GDP (per capita, USD, 2021)

Aurifort

Romsten

WIP

WIP

WIP

WIP

Barston

Barston

WIP

WIP

WIP

WIP

Cairston

Genfeld

WIP

WIP

WIP

WIP

Garthram

Dornholder

WIP

WIP

WIP

WIP

Maubach-Willowdale

Talna

WIP

WIP

WIP

WIP

Runswick

Charmont

WIP

WIP

WIP

WIP

Tingby

Belclare

WIP

WIP

WIP

WIP

Wemberg

Thardling

WIP

WIP

WIP

WIP

Allinburg

Barston

358,242

90,126,350

5.95

68,430

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  1. ^ IPA pronunciation: /alɪniən/

  2. ^ Includes expatriates, migrants, refugees and other non-citizens.

  3. ^ The 1952 Constitution outlines the bicameral nature of Parliament and provides a framework for an upper house named the Senate, yet to be implemented as of 2022.

  4. ^ Allinburg does not recognise data from the NationStates World Census on grounds of inaccuracy and unreliability.


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Extended Overview of Allinburg [Web-safe]



The Federal Republic of
Allinburg

Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

"Peace and freedom"
-Josh Morrison

Region
Technologica
Authority over: Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies and Polls
Regional Influence
Power (1500.00)
Chief Meritocrat

The Federal Republic of Allinburg is a massive, cultured nation of 2,465,542,045 democratic, humorless, devout Allinburgias, a number that fluctuates constantly. The form of government is known as an Inoffensive Centrist Democracy, which is defined by some as a 'generic' or 'classic' form of government in which there is a head of government and the citizens share some of the power in the ruling of the people. The government is medium-sized and corrupt. The incumbent President is Josh A. Morrison. The beloved national animal of Allinburg is the Kitler. Crime is totally unknown, and its national religion is Trendism. Allinburg is notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and otherworldly petting zoo. Its citizens have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often. Civil Rights in Allinburg is classified as Excellent, which means, the days of the jackbooted 'Thought Police' are gone in Allinburg and a large majority of the population rally, protest and march about such things as race, sex and religion in this nation of Very Good Civil Rights. Political Freedom in Allinburg is classified as Very Good , which means, the citizens of Allinburg regularly have marches and rallies both honoring and deriding political figures reveling in their Very Good level of Political Freedom.

The economy of Allinburg is classified as Frightening, which means, the Allinburgia Economy is one of the strongest, most volatile, frightening economic systems in The World. The economy is tied to the strength and value of the Sterlin, its national currency. Worth 551 trillion Sterlins a year, it is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, where much of the population is employed in some capacity or another, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 222,971 Sterlins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Federal Republic of Allinburg is a trade hub in which the most prominent citizens are corporations, and in which the most prominent citizens enjoy generous subsidies and tax breaks. The citizens of The Federal Republic of Allinburg generally tolerate the petty Administration officials who occasionally inject their presence into many citizens' and businesses' daily lives. The mostly-uniform citizens of The Federal Republic of Allinburg are treated fairly equally when it comes to most aspects of society such as laws, freedoms, rights, class, status and other common affairs due to a high level of spending on Social Equality. Allinburg is a strikingly beautiful nation of clear skies and pristine beaches which gives one an overwhelming sense of healthiness due to the fairly heavy governmental contributions to the Environment. The trade of goods, services, information, money, anything, in Allinburg is an all-consuming activity for most of the population due to the government's insistence on concentrating on Commerce. Education is often a topic of great budgetary debate and a fairly major concern of the government of Allinburg. In the high-tech capital of The Federal Republic of Allinburg, moving the public via moving sidewalks, transport tubes and untold means of winged, wheeled and hulled vehicles is an extremely high priority of this nation devoted to Public Transportation. The sacred and the sublime are often sought by the solemn and the secular in Allinburg thanks, in part, to the nation offering part of its budget to Spirituality. The HealthCare system in Allinburg is all-encompassing and permeates most facets of life incorporating everything from wellness to well-being, from exercise to employment, from scoop to nuts and most things in between. Not everyone in Allinburg is a police officer or a lawyer, but a lot of citizens are in this nation that has more than a passing interest in Law and Order.

The Federal Republic of Allinburg has provided zero budget resources to the following areas:

  • Welfare

  • Defense

    Within the region of Technologica, as well as in The World, The Federal Republic of Allinburg is considered a Power, as in one who carries considerable clout in both the region, as well as The World, when it comes to not only knowing people, but making things happen. (Ranked 5 out of 21 levels) Allinburg's region, Technologica, has a Power Ranking of Low, a rating just off the bottom, yet far from the top when it comes to political might or power. Almost 50% of the nations of The World fall into this category usually reserved for new regions, regions with few members and regions on a steep decline.

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    The Real Interdimensional Being

    Register of NationStates Accounts

    Updated 15 June 2022


    Here is the authoritative list of all the NationStates accounts (or "nations"), past and present, of the Real Interdimensional Being that mainly controls the NationStates nation of Allinburg.

    All dates in YYYY-MM-DD UTC. All accounts sorted by date of creation.

    • Nation: a NationStates account.

    • Puppet: pertaining to one or more nations owned by a particular user; usually these are not their main accounts.

    • Region: a group of nations in NationStates.

    • Founding: the creation of a nation or region.

    • Refounding: the re-activation of a ceased to exist (deactivated) nation or region.

    • Ceased to Exist (CTE): pertaining to deactivation of a nation that has not been active (logged in) after 30 to 60 days. Can also mean a region that has been deleted, mostly through abandonment by nations previously in it.

    • WA: the World Assembly.

    Current Nations

    Former Nations

    • Ratalinia / Non-RP
      Founded (created) 2015-10-30 07:57:52 in [region unknown]
      Moved to Technologica late 2015
      Moved to The Free Community early 2016
      CTEd 2016-09-26 16:29:38

    • Furreilam / Non-RP
      Founded (created) 2015-11 in [region unknown]
      Moved to Technologica late 2015
      Moved to The Free Community early 2016
      CTEd 2016-09-26 16:29

    • Dassuludorc / Non-RP
      Founded (created) 2015-11-07 08:26:42 in [region unknown]
      Moved to Technologica late 2015
      Moved to The Free Community early 2016
      CTEd 2016-09-26 16:29:37

    • Communitia / Non-RP
      Founded (created) 2016-01-07 09:43:06 in [region unknown]
      Moved to Technologica early 2016?
      Founded and moved to The Free Community early 2016
      CTEd 2016-09-26 16:29:37

    • The brasilistan empire / Semi-RP
      Founded (created) 2016-01-08 12:50:41 in [region unknown]
      Moved to Technologica early 2016?
      Founded and moved to The Free Community early 2016
      CTEd 2016-09-26 16:29:37

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    WE DECLARE WAR OVER COMMUNIST NATIONS CLOSE TO OUR BORDERS. (Anti-Communist Message)


    OOC - This document, being subject to retroactive continuity in accordance with the RIB Retconning Act 2021, is no longer part of the documental canon of Allinburg and does no longer affect or reflect the history or present situation of Allinburg.
    Document retconned by the Real Interdimensional Being that controls Allinburg's NS account (RIB) - 5 September 2021 18:00 UTC

    This document was last edited on 25 June 2015 at 10:48:01 UTC prior to retconning.

    We, the ("999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999.9-strong") (Not really! :P) Fegel Armed Forces DECLARE WAR over communist nations that are close to our borders.

    WARNING
    If you are reading this message as a communist nation near our borders, prepare to die.




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