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Huzurlu Anolasya Cumhuriyeti (Turkish)
Ohe Bareaceful Cumhurlic iof Anolasia (Anollasian)
Motto: "Through peace we are strong!"
"Barış yoluyla güçlüyüz!" (Turkish)
"Yolough bareace biwe olare güçrong!" (Anollasian)
National anthem: ''Peace On This Land of Glory''
"Barış Bu Şanlı Toprağın Üzerine" (Turkish)
"Bareace Üzon Buthis Toprand ıof Şanlory" (Anollasian)
Population: 42 197 000 (estimate)
Density: 210 people/km² (544 people/mi²)
Largest city: Jefferton
Legislature: Council of Legislation
English Anolland/Ottoman Anolland: 1655
The Dependency of Anollasia: 1686
The Republic of Anollasia: 1760
The Military Dictatorship of Anollasia: 1886
The New Republic of Anollasia: 1896
The Peaceful Republic of Anollasia: 1912
201 043 km² (77 623 mi²)
Water %: 2%
Highest point: 4 124 m (13 530 ft)
Lowest point: -34 m (-112 ft)
GDP (nominal): $451 371 447 777 742.12 (as of
GDP per capita: $10 696 766.31 (as of
Human Development Index: 97.99 (as of
Currency: anolla (Ā) (ANA)
Time zone: UTC-3:00
Drives on the: right
Calling code: +177
Internet TLD: .an
From ancient times to the Middle Ages, Anollasia was inhabited by a Greek civilization known as Lyria (Greek: Λυρία). Lyrians are believed to have lived in Anollasia up to the 15th century; however it is unknown why, how, or where they disappeared. In 1650, English explorer James Anoll discovered Anollasia with his co-captain Arthur Jefferson. They founded the city of Jefferton and then the colony of Anolland. In 1655, Ottoman admiral Mehmed (modern spelling Mehmet) Pasha invaded Anolland and claimed its northern portion, naming it Ottoman Anolland (Ottoman Turkish: وسمانلى آنولترسي, Modern Turkish: Osmanlı Anolteresi) while the original Anolland was named English Anolland. Following this, in 1677, France invaded in the War of the English, Ottoman, and French. The Treaty of Anollasia was signed in 1686, unifying the English and the Ottomans. They fought against the French and drove them out of Anollasia. Anti-government protests started in major cities and eventually Britain declared war on the Anollasians. The Ottoman Empire lost control of Anollasia in 1745 and Anollasia became independent from Britain in the Battle of Avon in 1760. Anollasia became a republic and faced some internal conflicts between Christians and Muslims in the early 1800s. The country was turned into a military dictatorship from 1886 to 1896, before the republic was restored again. The nation has been secular since 1870 and pacifist after the Anollasian Act of Peace in 1912.
Anollasia's official languages are English, Turkish, and Anollasian. The nation's main ethnicities, excluding mixed ethnicity, are Turkish, English, French, Spanish, Filipino, as well as others. About 55% of the population is Muslim, while 31% are Christian, 9% are irreligious, 4% are Jewish, and 1% are of another religion.
Anollasia is a member of the World Assembly and has alliances with several nations. The nation was rated as a Small Power by the International Power Classification Organization and a Secondary Power by the International Power Index.
- 2.1 Lyrian Civilization
- 2.2 English and Ottoman Settlement
- 2.3 Early Republic
- 2.4 Military Dictatorship
- 2.5 Peaceful Republic
- 4.1 Politics
- 4.2 Foreign Relations
- 4.3 Military
- 4.4 Provinces
- 5.1 Infrastructure
- 5.2 Tourism
- 5.3 Science and Technology
- 6.1 Religion
- 6.2 Language
- 6.3 Education
- 6.4 Health
- 7.1 Visual Arts
- 7.2 Architecture
- 7.3 Music
- 7.4 Literature
- 7.5 Theatre and Cinema
- 7.6 Media
- 7.7 Cuisine
- 7.8 Sports
Anollasia is named after James Anoll, the English explorer who discovered Anollasia and founded Anolland in 1650. Prior to the unification, Anollasia was separated into English Anolland and Ottoman Anolland. English Anolland was known solely as Anolland before Ottoman invasion. It is not completely known why the name was changed to from Anolland to Anollasia, but most people consider it to be simply a matter of aesthetics. In Turkish, Anolland is known as Anoltere (Ottoman Turkish: آنولتر), in line with İngiltere, the Turkish word for England. Anollasia is known as Anolasya in Turkish (Ottoman Turkish: آنولاسيا). Anollasia is known as Anolasia in Anollasian. The first recorded use of this name dates back to the 1727 Pledge to Anollasia, a mission statement by the Anollasian rebels during the Anollasian War of Independence. It was written in English, Turkish, and a fabricated language now known as Anollasian.
A citizen of Anollasia is known as an Anollasian and anything relating to Anollasia is referred to as Anollasian. In Turkish, a citizen of Anollasia and things relating to Anollasia are known as Anolasyalı (Ottoman Turkish: آنولاسيالي). In Anollasian, a citizen of Anollasia and anything relating to Anollasia are known as Anolasian. Before unification, a resident of Anolland was known as an Anollander and anything related to Anolland was known as Anollandish. In Turkish, an Anollander and anything Anollandish was known as Anoltereli (Ottoman Turkish: آنولترلي).
Lyriapolis, the capital of Lyria and now an
The first known human inhabitants of Anollasia were the Greek Lyrians. Their capital, Lyriapolis, was on Mount Jefferton and is today an archaeological site. Lyrians lived around southern Anollasia, specifically the Jefferton area. However, most of their landmarks are either in ruins or are gone. For most of Anollasian history, the Lyrian civilization was unknown of, due to lack of remains. The civilization was only uncovered as recently as 2010, after discovery of ruins on Mount Jefferton.
Lyrians are believed to have disappeared in the 1400s, though it is unknown why as of yet. Some theorize that that there was a great volcanic eruption, a famine or perhaps an earthquake. However, a volcanic eruption would have preserved the Lyrian structures, so many consider that theory unlikely. Likewise, a famine would not be responsible for the destruction of Lyrian landmarks either. An earthquake could have potentially destroyed their structures, but would not be responsible for the complete annihilation of the Lyrian civilization. Therefore, the most accepted theory is that perhaps there was an extremely destructive earthquake which destroyed all of the structures and the lack of infrastructure caused the civilization to collapse. Meanwhile, a drought would have caused the Lyrians to die from starvation. However, if such was the case, there would have been their skeletal remains, none of which were found yet. It is also unknown how or when exactly they got on the island. Most assume they got there by boat because they were exploring for new lands, in the hopes of colonizing it. It is believed they reached the island sometime in antiquity.
In 1650, English explorer James Anoll set foot on Anollasia with his co-captain Arthur Jefferson. They founded Jefferton, named after Jefferson, at the mouth of the Prosperity River and then founded the colony of Anolland with James Anoll being its first governor. In 1652, Anoll and Jefferson sailed down the Prosperity River in an expedition in which they founded Anollton, which they established as Anolland's capital. The third largest city, Bayville, was founded in 1653 by several merchants as an area of mansions, markets, farms, and orchards.
In 1655, the English-Ottoman War started when Ottoman admiral Mehmed Pasha also discovered Anollasia and declared war on Anolland to gain land. English General William Paddington's troops were quickly defeated by Mehmed Pasha's skilled troops, especially the janissary forces. The Ottomans claimed the northern section of the island, which became Ottoman Anolland. The original Anolland was named English Anolland and a giant wall separating the two entities was built, called the Great Wall of Anolland (Ottoman Turkish: آنولتره صددي, Modern Turkish: Anoltere Seddi).
The ''Big Silence'' was a period of relative peace and prosperity between 1655 and 1677. In English Anolland, forts such as Fort Charles were being built, as well as churches, including St. Mary's Cathedral in Jefferton which is currently the largest place of worship in Anollasia. The main industries in English Anolland were farming and fishing. The fishing industry thrived after fishermen founded the town of Troutville in 1657. In Ottoman Anolland, the capital New Istanbul, was founded. Many mosques, medreses, and some tekkes were built. An example of a mosque built then is the New Istanbul Mosque, which is also home to a medrese and several other facilities. An example of a tekke is the now forgotten Saraç Tekke in the Kara Mountains in northeastern Anollasia.
The peace was over with the War of the English, Ottoman, and French lasting from 1677 to 1686. French captain Louis Marquis discovered Anollasia and invaded English Anolland. Just about all of English Anolland was captured within a year, though they had trouble conquering Ottoman Anolland. There were several sieges in New Istanbul but all of them failed. The war also included a janissary revolt, which was common due to the increasing corruption of the janissaries at the time. In 1686, Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV and King of England Charles II agreed to fight together and the Treaty of Anollasia was signed, which unified the English and Ottomans of Anollasia under the joint rule of England (later extended to the United Kingdom) and the Ottoman Empire. The country was named the Dependency of Anollasia. The English and Ottomans fought together against the French and the French were driven out of the nation. Even in their short control of Anollasia, they have a left a small French influence.
There were several protests demonstrated by the Ottomans in the late 1600s and early 1700s, such as the Protest of Christianity and the Ottoman Tax Strike, resulting from Ottomans being treated as second-class citizens. The English also displayed discontent, due to high taxes and government oppression. In 1725, several anti-government demonstrations sparked in major cities such as Jefferton, Anollton, and Bayville. The demonstrations were suppressed, which only led to more violence. Britain, followed by the Ottoman Empire declared war on the Anollasians, leading to the start of the Anollasian War of Independence. This war lasted from 1725 to 1760, becoming Anollasia's longest, most important, bloodiest and also last war. Nearly a million people were killed, including soldiers and civilians. The Anollasian Provisional Government was formed in 1727 to serve as a central authority for the Anollasian rebels. The Ottoman Empire lost control over Anollasia in 1745, leading Britain to be solely in control. At this point of the war, Britain appeared to be winning.
In 1755, General Richard Stevens, who was previously a farmer, was elected to be the head of the Provisional Government. He led the country both politically and militarily and inspired Anollasians to not give up in the war. In 1760, the last battle of the Anollasian War of Independence, the Battle of Avon, occurred near the village of Avon (now a suburb of Jefferton). The British troops heavily outnumbered the Anollasians, however local warrior Richard Shepherd risked his life and killed many of the British troops. This was a major factor in Anollasian victory and independence, as well as Richard Shepherd becoming a national hero.
Richard Stevens, first Prime
Minister of Anollasia
Anollasia was declared a democratic republic and the first elections were held in 1760. The Anollasian People's Party was the sole party at the time, so it won the election and its head, Richard Stevens, became the first Prime Minister of Anollasia. An opposition party, the Liberal Party, was established in 1784 and won the elections in 1790.
The first constitution was written in 1761 by Richard Stevens. It was amended in 1784, 1822, 1824, 1828, 1840, 1844, 1865, and 1870 before it was suspended in 1886.
Although Stevens ensured separation of religion and politics, future leaders did not always stick to that principle. In 1822, Prime Minister Matthew Owens amended the constitution such that the official religion became Christianity and he showed favouritism towards Christians and discriminated against Muslims. As retaliation, Prime Minister Mehmet Ali amended the constitution to make Islam the official religion in 1824. Prime Minister Henry Bakersfield removed the amendment stating any official religion in 1828 but Ali once again made Islam the official religion in 1840. Bakersfield once again removed the official religion amendment in 1844. Internal religious conflicts were abundant in the early 1800s, particularly between Christians and Muslims, not only in politics but also in the streets. The most well-known example of these religious conflicts is the Anollton Riots of 1827, which resulted in hundreds of deaths in Anollton's Unity Square.
In 1844, Prime Minister Henry Bakersfield introduced the anolla which is the nation's current currency, replacing the old English-Ottoman Coin. A referendum was held and the results were tied. A vote in the Council of Legislation (Parliament) was held and the majority of votes were in favour. The people rioted because they believed it wasn't a fair vote. However, Bakersfield stopped the riots with his famous ''Be rational'' speech, in which he explained how it was a fair vote because representatives in the Council of Legislation were elected by the people.
In 1865, Prime Minister Samuel Dietrich amended the constitution to make Christianity the official religion once again, which sparked demonstrations from the public. It wasn't until 1870, under the rule of Prime Minister Ahmet Çelebi, that Anollasia became truly secular. He amended the constitution to ensure that Anollasia would be ruled by a secular government, enforcing unity among its citizens, regardless of faith.
Anollasia's development stalled when Prime Minister Abdullah Hezarfen abused power and created a military dictatorship which lasted from 1886 to 1896. The constitution was suspended in 1886 and the Council of Legislation was filled with his supporters, making it difficult for him to be held accountable.
The public demonstrated against his regime but demonstrations were quelled violently by the military. Many innocent civilians were massacred in 1887 to 1889. The massacres led to the populace reluctantly accepting his regime for some time. This did not stop the military from killing, torturing, and executing innocent people.
In 1889, the explorer and former abbot Ahmet Rüştü and his wife Deborah were sent to colonize new lands. Rüştü discovered Absonthorpe and established it as an Anollasian colony. Absonthorpe remained an Anollasian colony until 1909, when it was granted independence.
The people rose up against Hezarfen's regime in the Uprising of 1896. The uprising was successful because the whole nation was united against the government and many people were able to access the military's weapon supply. Hezarfen was overthrown and executed in 1896. This became the last execution as the death penalty was abolished a month after Hezarfen's execution.
After the overthrowing of Abdullah Hezarfen in 1896, democracy was restored under the New Republic. A new constitution was written, which was amended in 1912, 1947, 1966, 1970, 1995, and 2013. A major reason Hezarfen was unstoppable was because there was only a head of state and no head of government in the Old Republic. As such, the office of Assistant Prime Minister was established to serve as head of government. Francis Truman was elected the first Prime Minister of the New Republic and Eugene Corneille was elected the first Assistant Prime Minister of Anollasia.
The New Republic became the Peaceful Republic when Prime Minister Harry Goodman signed the Anollasian Act of Peace in 1912. This Act declared that Anollasia be pacifist and diplomatic, and shall not engage in war unless in dire need of self-defence. The motto was changed to ''Through peace we are strong!'', the national animal became the dove, and the current flag was adopted. On July 17, 1912, a few months after the act was adopted, Goodman was assassinated by Joe Steele. Today, July 17th is commemorated as Goodman Day.
After the Anollasian Act of Peace, Anollasia's military size significantly dropped, resulting in weak defence. As a result, the next Prime Ministers have increased their foreign relations and have maintained many alliances.
Anollasia has been neutral in major world conflicts in the 20th and 21st centuries. Despite being neutral in World War II, the city of Bayville was aerially bombed by an unknown air force in 1944. Since nobody claimed responsibility, Anollasia had no reason to join the war and instead focused on preventing such attacks in the future and rebuilding the city. Although Anollasia was not militarily aligned with any side in the Cold War, the government supported NATO with financial and humanitarian aid. Anollasia is known to send humanitarian aid in many conflicts, even if it is neutral.
In 1969, a drought occurred throughout the country, which led to lack of food and water. The government at the time was corrupt and poorly managed the drought, not rationing the water and prioritizing government officials. The Drought of 1969 led to the death of a million people. Prime Minister Michael Neilson and Assistant Prime Minister Rhys Smith lost the next election due to this event, which showed how corrupt the government was becoming. The next Prime Minister, Haydar Kasapçı, greatly improved government transparency and the quality of life for the average Anollasian.
In 1979, the first female Assistant Prime Minister, Deborah Martin, was elected. Two other female Assistant Prime Ministers, Audrey Faye and Jeanette Morgen, were elected in 1992 and 2006 respectively.
The constitution was temporarily suspended in 2015, when the Conservative Party performed a coup on the government. The head of the Conservative Party, Cory Villeroy, declared himself the Prime Minister, and his assistant Martin Astins as Assistant Prime Minister. This regime only lasted a week before Villeroy and Astins were overthrown in a nonviolent revolution and sentenced with life in prison. The constitution and democracy were immediately restored afterward.
In 2019, Grace Penelope has been elected as the first female Prime Minister and the first Prime Minister to come from the Green Party.
Anollasia is a medium-sized, mainly temperate island in the Atlantic Ocean. Its south is mainly of a Mediterranean climate, despite its long distance from the Mediterranean Sea. The Bayville Peninsula in the southwest of the nation is mostly subtropical. The inland areas, especially around Anollton, have a continental climate. Average temperature can vary from -2°C (28.4°F) in the winter to 32°C (89.6°F) in the summer in Jefferton. In the north, it's generally colder with an average of -11°C (12.2°F) in the winter to 25°C (77°F) in the summer in Northton. In the subtropics, it rarely snows. There is an average temperature of 10°C (50°F) in the winter to 36°C (96.8°F) in the summer in Bayville. The annual precipitation can reach an average of 500 mm (20 inches) in the driest areas to an average of 1100 mm (43 inches) in the wettest areas. The driest area is the Southton Valley located in southern Anollasia. The wettest areas are mostly in central, western, and northern Anollasia.
Prosperity River, between the Dev Mountains
The nation has an area of water of 4 021 km² (1 553 mi²). There are more rivers than lakes but the largest lake is Lake Cameron which is 30 km² (12 mi²), located near the city of Easton. The longest and most important river in Anollasia is the Prosperity River, which is 504 km (313 mi) long. Prosperity River was an important corridor of transportation in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and still is a major transportation corridor between Jefferton and Anollton for boats and ships. Prosperity River flows through the cities of Jefferton, Anollton, and Geleture. Another important river is the New Bosphorus River, which is 449 km (279 mi) long and located in eastern Anollasia. The cities of New Istanbul and Easton are located on the New Bosphorus River.
Anollasia has an abundance of flora and fauna, which are protected by the government. Some examples of animals abundant in Anollasia are Jefferson salamanders, doves, several species of eagles, mountain lions/cougars, and Anollasian lynx. Some examples of plants abundant in Anollasia are oak trees, olive trees, pine trees, common daisies, and tulips.
Currently, no native species are endangered and there are strict policies about invasive species.
Grace Penelope, Prime Minister since 2019
Ryan Peters, Assistant Prime Minister since 2019
Anollasia is a parliamentary republic with a representative democracy. Its government is strongly secular and pacifist.
The Constitution sets the rules for government and dictates laws that cannot be broken by government and can only be modified through amendments, which must be supported by a majority of parliament. The first constitution was written in 1727, as a basic set of rules for the provisional government. Once Anollasia achieved independence, a new constitution was written in 1761 and encompassed all aspects of society instead of only government. It was suspended in 1886 until a new constitution was written in 1896. The Constitution of 1896 was replaced by the Constitution of 1912.
The Prime Minister is the head of state, which is unusual as it is usually the head of government. The Assistant Prime Minister (or Assistant) is the head of government in Anollasia. He or she helps the Prime Minister and replaces them if they are away. Elections are held every 2 years and a Prime Minister or Assistant may only have a maximum of 5 terms.
Executive power is held by the Prime Minister and the Assistant. Legislative power is held by the unicameral Council of Legislation. Judiciary is independent and located in the Supreme Court of Anollasia located in Jefferton.
The government is separated into three levels: national, provincial, and local. The national government is responsible for foreign relations, education, healthcare, and immigration, among many other things. The provincial government is responsible for registration of vehicles, road regulations, and certain natural resources. The local government is responsible for garbage collection, water, electricity, and urban planning.
The Cabinet consists of several Departments and Ministers who are in charge of each Department. The Cabinet is appointed by the Prime Minister and must be approved by the Council of Legislation through majority vote.
The Anollasian Parliament Building, located in
The current government is a coalition between the [url=Green Party and the Liberal Party. The Social Democratic Party serves as the official opposition. Anollasia has a multi-party system of democracy, which was first established when the original Conservative Party was founded in 1794, being the third party established after the Anollasian People's Party and the Liberal Party.
To vote, a citizen must be over the age of 18. Criminals can also vote. Voting is organized by the government agency Elections Anollasia. There is also the option of voting online, which has proven to be popular from its very introduction in 2008.
Anollasia has maintained many allies over the years from its very own independence to today. Having good foreign relations has been very important for Anollasia since the Anollasian Act of Peace in 1912, which emphasized diplomacy and nonviolence.
Anollasia's first allies, Smoya and The Royal Kingdom of Quebec resulted from them helping Anollasia in the Anollasian War of Independence. Once Anollasia was declared a republic however, it had maintained a mostly isolationist stance. It was in 1886, when the Military Dictatorship was declared that Anollasia became more involved with other countries, albeit with aggression and hostility. The colony of Absonthorpe was established in 1889, as part of the military dictatorship's expansionist policy. The Anollasian government was very hostile at the time and even threatened to invade some of its allies. After the New Republic was established in 1896, Anollasia returned to its isolationist stance but also tried to reconcile with its allies. After 1912, Anollasia have actively pursued allies and friends in order to maintain diplomacy and foster understanding. Such allies and friends include Smoya, Hindia Belanda, Schiltzberg, and Isentran, among many others. Anollasia is friendly with most countries, especially with democratic, non-expansionist ones. It has an "on and off" relationship with the United States and had friendly relations with Turkey until recently. Anollasia's former enemies include Grand Britannia, Auzkhia, and Earth federation, but relations have since been normalized.
Furthermore, Anollasia is an extensive member of the 10000 Islands. The nation is part of the World Assembly and used to be part of organizations like The United Left, Edges of Freedom and Axis of Culture, Trade and Cooperation. Anollasia also used to be in the Sunalayan Assembly. The nation resigned from the Socialist Treaty Organization as it was too militaristic and did not fit Anollasia's ideals.
Anollasia has an army of around 2000 soldiers, a navy of around 1200 and an air force of around 900. The military is chiefly ceremonial and for self-defence. Military spending has significantly decreased since the Anollasian Act of Peace in 1912.
After the Anollasian War of Independence, Anollasian Blue Coat soldiers were used until 1850. After 1850, the Blue Coats were replaced by the Anollasian Brown Coat soldiers. In 1950, the Brown Coats were replaced by the Anollasian Green Coat soldiers. The Green Coats have proven to be a problem, as they had limited equipment and not enough protection. As a result, the Green Coats were replaced by the modern Anollasian soldier, which has more protection and equipment.
Anollasia has been ranked as Mostly Peaceful by the World Peace Index.
Anollasia is divided into 5 provinces: Baskent, Dogu, Bati, Kuzey, and Guney. All of the province names come from Turkish. Baskent comes from başkent, meaning ''capital'' as that province is home to the capital, Jefferton. Whereas Dogu comes from doğu meaning ''east'', Bati from batı meaning ''west'', Kuzey meaning ''north'', and Guney from güney meaning ''south''. The most densely populated province is Baskent, while the most populated is Kuzey. The least populated and least densely populated province is Bati.
Each province is divided into municipalities which are then divided into either districts or neighbourhoods. Each province has its own government and its own capital. The capital of Baskent is Jefferton, the capital of Dogu is Easton, the capital of Bati is Weston, the capital of Kuzey is Northton, and the capital of Guney is Southton.
Downtown Jefferton, Anollasia's heart of
Anollasia has a very strong economy, rated as ''Frightening'' by the World Assembly, and mainly led by the public sector. The nation has a mixed economy, with state-owned enterprises, public companies, and private companies all existing. The currency is the anolla, whose exchange rate is 1 anolla equalling $1.75. The nominal GDP amounts to $451 371 447 777 742.12, while the GDP per capita is $10 696 766.31. The unemployment rate is 2.75%.
Anollasia's economy is mainly driven by the tourism industry. The publishing, automotive, and aviation industries, as well as agriculture, are also relatively large. Its main exports are books, fish, cars, passenger airplanes, entertainment (television programs, music), and environmentally friendly items. The main imports are electronics, minerals, and lumber.
The Anollasian economy is very strong, however there is an abundance of regulations regarding the environment, worker's rights, and safety.
Some popular Anollasian companies include Anollasian Airlines, Anoll-Mart, and Palace Hotel, which are all international now.
The nation has many highways such as the Bayville-Jefferton Highway, Downtown Expressway, and Anollton Expressway. The longest road in the nation is Peace Avenue, which is 679 km (422 mi) long, and stretches all the way from Jefferton in the south to Northton in the north.
Despite the well-developed roads, there is an emphasis on public transportation. Many cities have well-developed bus, tram, and rapid transit systems, and developed ferry systems where applicable. The national train network is the National Anollasia Railway (NAR). The network was first created with the Jefferton-Anollton Line being constructed in 1855. Since then, NAR has grown and today spans the whole nation.
Anollasia has several airports and airlines. Jefferton James Anoll International Airport, Anollton Arthur Jefferson International Airport, Bayville International Airport, and New Istanbul Mehmet Pasha International Airport are some of the nation's largest and busiest airports. The national flag carrier is the state-owned Anollasian Airlines.
About 45% of energy consumed in Anollasia is wind power, followed by solar power at 35%, hydroelectricity at 10%, nuclear at 10%, geothermal at 3%, and others at 2%. The use of fossil fuel is banned. Cars fueled on any fossil fuel are banned as well, including hybrid vehicles. Most cars are electric, hydrogen-fueled and even air-fueled.
Anollasia's economy greatly benefits from its tourism industry. Nearly 50 million tourists have visited the country in 2018, with the number of visitors increasing every year. Anollasia has an abundance of cultural, historic, and natural sites of interest. The most popular tourist destinations include Jefferton, Bayville, Anollton, New Istanbul, Avon, Mercuryville, Lyriapolis, Troutville, Northton, Southton, Ottolish National Park, Geleture, Karacaköy, and many more. Tourism is promoted and overseen by the Anollasian Tourism Agency, which is part of the Department of Culture.
The Anollasian Space Agency (ASA) was established in 1965 to explore outer space and gain scientific insight into it. The first satellite, Anolali, was launched in 1967. The space program was paused during the late 1960s and early 1970s, due to political turmoil and pressure from the United States and the Soviet Union. After the Space Race effectively came to an end in the early 1970s, Anollasia continued to focus on its space program. The first Anollasian astronaut, Daniel Everley, was sent to space in 1978 and the Göky İstation (Anollasian for "Sky Station") space station was launched in 1979. The first Anollasian Moon mission was in 1982. A scientific base was built on the Moon in 1999. Mars rovers began to be sent to Mars in 2006 before Anollasian astronauts went to Mars in 2017.
An Anollasian is defined as a person who has citizenship in Anollasia, so ethnicity is irrelevant. Anollasia was once populated by Greeks known as Lyrians. They disappeared and then the the English settled, followed by the Ottoman Turks. When the French invaded in 1677 and were driven out in 1686, some French people were left behind in Anollasia and their population grew, becoming the largest minority group. Some other minority groups such as the Greeks, Bosnians, and Armenians were mainly from the Ottoman Empire. Due to Anollasia's accepting immigration policies, many different ethnicities have also appeared.
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Much of the population is, in reality, not that devout and either very loosely adheres to a religion or perceives themselves as being part of a certain religion but does not practice it. Around 55% percent of the population claims to be Muslim, followed by Christians with 31%, irreligious with 9%, Jews with 4%, and other religions with 1%. These other religions include Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism.
Aside from a large amount of non-denominational Muslims, Muslims can be furthered divided into different branches. Out of the Muslims belonging to denominations, Sunnis make up the majority with 51%, Alevis with 42%, Shias with 6%, and others with 1%. Other groups include the Ahmadiyya and Ibadi. Anollasia has a strong Sufi tradition, with many orders such as the Bektashi and Mevlevi Orders being established during Ottoman times.
Aside from the relatively small amount of non-denominational Christians, Christians can further be divided into different branches. Protestants make up the majority of Christians with 53%, followed by Catholics with 39%, Eastern Orthodox Christians with 7%, and other groups with 1%. Other groups include Oriental Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, and Mennonites.
Anollasia is a trilingual nation, having English, Turkish, and Anollasian as its official languages. Anollasian is a creole language which has is a combination of Turkish and English. It has its origins in the 1700s, when it was used to create an Anollasian identity during the Anollasian War of Independence.
Approximately 90% of the population speaks all of the official languages, but just about 100% speak at least one of the official languages.
University of Jefferton's Library
Public education in Anollasia is managed by the Department of Education. Anollasia is very advanced when it comes to education, spending a large portion of its budget on it. As a result, the literacy rate in 2013 was 99% and is still rising.
Preschool is from ages 2-4, kindergarten is from ages 4-5, elementary school is from ages 6-11, middle school is from ages 12-13, and high school is from ages 14-17. In 2013, 99% of the population had graduated at least high school, while 80% graduated at least university/college. In Anollasia, college refers to a less advanced and more vocational post-secondary education.
Education is free of charge for anybody, no matter their background. Overall grades and extracurricular activities are looked at when applying for a school. Generally, over 50% is a pass, though over 85% is needed for more academic opportunities.
In 2013, there were 204 universities and 97 colleges. Anollasia has some of the best universities in 10000 Islands and perhaps the world, in which students from around the world come to study. Some of Anollasia's most prestigious universities are the University of Anollasia, University of Jefferton, Stevens University, Bay University, Bakersfield University, Anollton University, and University New Istanbul.
Anollasia has a universal healthcare system which is funded by taxes. The healthcare system covers primary care, prescription drugs, surgery, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, vision care, dental care, and mental health services. Ear care is only covered for those who are over 65 years old and orthodontics are only covered in the most severe cases. Cosmetic surgery, chiropractic, massage therapy, and complementary and alternative medicine are not covered. The Department of Health oversees the maintenance and development of the system.
Anollasia has a unique mix of culture, due to the early settlements, invasions and later, immigration. The government of Anollasia actively funds and sponsors cultural activities and the arts, through the Department of Culture.
Train in the Woods (1898) by Edmund Albion
Anollasian painting has evolved over time. Before independence, baroque paintings, Ottoman miniatures, illuminations, and Islamic calligraphy were popular. After independence, the arts flourished and styles such as neoclassicism, romanticism, and impressionism emerged. Realism and abstract also emerged in the 20th century. Some important artists through Anollasian history include Alexander Burnaby, George Lemington, Adam Bliss, Selim Efendi, Hoca Mehmed Bey, Halil Levni, Timothy Carter, David Emmett, Gerald Regent, John Dickson, Edmund Albion, Nihat Boz, Mehmet Yusuf, Stanley Cormick, Jacques Westerfeld, Manuel Rodriguez, Mark Hennings, Galip Ercan, Adnan Çakmak, Osman Karayelek, Frank Hubert, Liz Astins, Çetin Kurt, Pierre Elan, Mahmut Yurtsever, Emre Uzun, and Leyla Rengârenk.
Architecture in Anollasia is very diverse and elegant, yet simple and modest. Some styles which have been historically used are vernacular, Ottoman classical, Ottoman Tulip Period, neoclassical, classical, baroque, Byzantine, Islamic, and art deco. More common styles today are modern, international, eclecticism, and many more. Vernacular architecture is also still used in many houses. The most notable Anollasian architects are Patrick Flaherty, Mimar Salih Bey, Mimar Ferhat, George Wellington, Frederick Weal, Maxwell Burns, William Shartun, Philip Nikolic, Adnan Çemberli, Kenan Orhanoğlu, Ferdi Açar, Jean Pierre Rouille, and Sanjay Matheson.
Anima won the 43rd World Hit Festival
Anollasian music is extremely diverse, due to the mix of cultures and the introduction of new music. Some common genres include rock, pop, classical, folk, Turkish classical, instrumental, jazz, and heavy metal.
Commercial music is regulated through the Anollasian Music Industry (AMI). The Anollasian Music Industry was founded in 1936 and now sells billions of records each year and compiles the Anollasian Music Industry Charts. Anollasia is famous for its music, which is generally very tasteful and has many talents. Some famous popular music artists and groups include Maxi, Cynthia Pearson, Jon Atman, George Aysan, Burak Karayel, FiKrEt, The Bernsters, Klassiko, King, The Can Band, Good Fellows, The Boogies, Beyaz, Son Yolculuk, Gendarme, and Anima. Classical is also relatively popular, though jazz isn't as popular to the same degree. Some famous classical composers include William Henry, John Smith, James Kensington, George Allan, Horace Marcpeneau, Jean-Pierre Cormier, Bestekâr Mahmut Dede Efendi, Burhan Ulus Alabora, Deniz Ulutoprak, Can Kara, and Bora O'Sullivan. Ashik Mehmet and Ashik Celal are also notable folklore musicians.
Several music festivals take place in Anollasia, such as the Jefferton Music Festival, Jefferton International Jazz Festival, Bayville Music Festival, Anollton Classicfest, and New Istanbul Music Festival. Anollasia has also entered in international song contests such as the WorldVision Song Contest (debuting in the 22nd edition and last appearing in the "Best of" edition), World Hit Festival (debuting in the 9th edition and last appearing in the 45th edition), and Junior World Hit Festival (appearing in the 4th edition). As a result of winning the 43rd edition of the World Hit Festival, the 44th edition was hosted in Jefferton, Anollasia.
Murat İbrahimoğlu won the NS Prize For
Literature in 2013
Anollasian literature is very rich in variety and quality. Its origins exist in British and Turkish literature but has been influenced by many other styles of literature ever since.
The first known Anollasian piece of literature was the poem, O Great God (1653) by Arnold Schumacher. Poems such as David Wilkinson's Artemis (1654), George Benetton's Ottomans (1655), Hacı Osman Bey's Divan (1666), and Edgar Julius' Alp and Sara (1711) are considered masterpieces of pre-independent Anollasia. Some important poets throughout Anollasian history are David Wilkinson, George Benetton, Edgar Julius, Hacı Osman Bey, Süleyman Çelebi, Damat Ali, John Ryder, Penelope Reynolds, Mehmed Efe, Manevi, Koca İbrahim Ağa, Tosun Yahya, James Sullivan, Fred Anderson, Stewart Jamieson, and Mehmet Ali Bey. Books emerged in the 1700s, however Timothy Vaughan's book Anoll and Jefferson (1673) predates the popularity of books. Books eventually became more popular than poems, with masterpieces like Jojo's Kinder (1876), Samuel Walters' In Alternative Vision (1906), and Seyfi Albayrak's Under One Flag (1947). The most notable Anollasian writers are Timothy Vaughan, Edgar Julius, Charles Ark, Yavuz Veli, Jojo, Samuel Walters, Seyfi Albayrak, Cenk Atabey, Rauf Topal, Emine Göztepe, Louis Alissy, Ryan Orr, Alice Bingeman, Henry Addison, Steve Hutchison, Lisa Koch, Cevdet Koray, Seven, Murat İbrahimoğlu, Max Trudeau, and Alfred Bellini. Books are among Anollasia's chief exports.
Anollasia has a rich history of theatre, dating back to the late 1600s. The first theatre ever opened was the Governor Theatre in Anollton, which opened in 1693, and featured plays put on by the Governor's Theatre Troupe specifically for aristocrats and government officials.
Anollasian media is very extensive, with several television channels such as National Anollasian Television (NATV), TVA, Anollasia TV, Channel 7, and The Peace Channel. Major newspapers include The Anollasia National, The Jefferton Chronicle, The Anollton Post, and The New Istanbul Gazette. Radio is still relatively popular, with stations such as NATV Radio, Anollasia FM, and ANKA FM.
The cuisine of Anollasia is mainly based on Turkish and British cuisine. Some dishes include yey (a slice of bread with cheese and tomatoes, cooked in an oven, similar to bruschetta), various stews, kebabs, and fish-based food.
Anollasia has no official sport, but soccer/association football is the most popular sport to both watch and play. Soccer/association football teams play in the Anollasia Association Football League, which has teams such as FC Jefferton, FC Anollton, FC Bayville, and FC New Istanbul. Anollasia is represented in international soccer/association football tournaments by its national team.
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