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Republic of Argentinstan
République Argentinstan
Republica de Argentinstan

The Republic of Argentinstan
La République d'Argentinstan
La Republica de Argentinstan



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Location


Motto: Diversity makes us great
A diversité nous rend super
La diversidad nos hace grandes

Anthem: In Our Harmony
Dans Notre Harmonie
En Nuestra Armonía


United Nations of Earthlings
Territory


Population: 3.852 billion
-Density: 73 persons/km


Capital: Argentinstan City
Largest City: Mariobo


Official Languages:

  • English

  • French

  • Spanish



Recognized Languages:
By # of speakers
  • Russ

  • Portuguese

  • Italian

  • Argenais




Demonym: Argentine, Argentinean

Government:
- President: Elijah Turner (L)
- Prime Minister: Anne Harris (L)
- Speaker of the Assembly: Paul Rodriguez (S)
- Chief Justice: Maria Rodrigo


Legislature:
- Upper House: Senate
-Lower House: National Assembly


Establishment: from Atlantica Empire
Independence: September 21, 1544


Land Area: 1296.79195 mile²
3358.675732079 km²
Water %: 8.55%


Elevation
Highest Point: Aconcagua (22,838 ft above sea level)
Lowest Point: Laguna del Carbón (244 ft below sea level)


GDP (nominal): $1,369
trillion SAD
GDP (nominal) per capita: $294,042 SAD


Human Development Index: 0.950 (very high)


Currency: South American Dollar ($)


Time Zones: Western Argentinstan Standard Time (Natal) - WAST
Central Argentinstan Standard Time (Argentinstan City-Mariobo) - CAST
Eastern Argentinstan Standard Time (Atacama) - EAST
- Cayuga-Macami Standard Time (Cayuga-Macami) - CMST
Florenza Standard Time (Florenza) - FST


Drives on the: right


Calling code: +1


Internet TLD: .ar/.arg


Republic of Argentinstan


The Republic of Argentinstan commonly called Argentinstan, is a constitutional monarchy representative democracy in the United Nations of Earthlings. It is bordered to the north by Hiram Land, on the south by the St. Paul Strait; on the west by Paleno; and to the east by the Central Ocean.

Argentinstan influential in the United Nations of Earthlings as the Founder and former Prime Minister. Argentinstan has also has served as a former WA Delegate, and former as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The nation chairs the Commission on Human Rights and is a permanent Security Council member. It also holds International Debating Area awards for Debate #58, Debate #59, and Debate #60, and Debate #61.

Etymology

Argentinstan is derived from the Spanish word "Argentina," with "stan" meaning "country" in the Argenais language, originally spoken in what is now present-day St. Paul state.

The standard way to refer to a citizen or resident of Argentinstan is as an Argentine or Argentinean though "Argentine" is the more commonly preferred term.

History

Before 1544

The area which is now known as Argentinstan was once apart of the Atlantica Empire. The Atlantican Empire stretched from 1005 A.D. until its demise, slowly starting in 1498.

The first Emperor was well-liked, having conquered the land and was a humble man. However the next few emperors all contributed to the downfall of the empire, with their selfishness and imperialism. Around the time in 1498, the empire started to fall into neglect with the Emperor's extravagant spending on gold, silk, and other fine goods while the population suffered from poor conditions including contaminated water, overpopulation, and disease.

The people revolted against the monarchy in 1539 with Argentinstan becoming an independent nation in 1544. The short war that resulted of the independence movement has been nicknamed the "War of the People."

1544-1744

In 1544, Argentine soldiers won independence and then formed the Kingdom of Argentinstan, first as a constitutional monarchy.

The first king was King Menem I who also served as the chief General in the fight to secede with the Atlantica empire. He built up Argentinstan by scratch and today, many Argentine methods, culture, and style are acquired from him including the relaxed yet rigorous educational method.

King Menem I also saw the nation through the short lived Argen-Valkiiri Empire, a union between Argentinstan and Valkiir. Today there continues to be a major Russ (Valkiiri) community in the state of Bolivia and there are neighborhoods known as Little Valkiir all over the nation, the most prominent in La Paz, BO.

During this 200 year period, there were 3 kings. The last King of this era, King Gregory led the Reforms of 1743 which transitioned the nation into a democracy and removed much power from the monarchy, making the roles a largely ceremonial role.

Today, the Menem royal family continues to exist as ceremonial figureheads. The royal family resides in the Menem Palace in Tower Hills, a suburb of Argentinstan City, while owning numerous estates in the country and around the world.

1744-2001

The first President democratically elected was President François Hollande, a Frenchman citizen of Argentine descent. He naturalized as an Argentine citizen and renounced his French citizenship to run for President. The President at the time resided in what is now the Capitol building. Hollande is the only President to have not resided in the Presidential Palace. The Presidential Palace was still, at the time, the home of the Royal Family.

Argentine exploration groups in 1789 discovered a large offshore landmass that wasn't included in Argentine maps or claimed by any country. They planed an Argentine flag and proclaimed it as an Argentine possession. It later evolved into Cayuga-Macami.

This time period also saw Argentinstan's economy grow tremendously with the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s. The rapid immigration from Europe also fueled its growth, with a majority from France and Spain, thus making the languages from those two countries official languages of the nation in 1880. Italian immigrants also formed a considerable minority up until the 1950s.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the invention of the automobile brought the Argentine economy to hits its highest point in the 20th century, with numerous domestic and foreign car companies setting up shop. Soon, Argentinstan car exports were infamous worldwide as well as other products including textiles.

During World War I, the Argentinstan government openly supported the Allies while sending millions of troops to fight in Europe while also accepting refugees from around the world and creating a diverse mix of residents.

In the 1930s, the Argentine economy grinded to a halt due to the Great Depression or the Great Recession when the nation's stock exchanges failed. Banks which were once prosperous also failed and the government was shut down for almost a month, with no funds. The nation fell into a state of despair and crime and gang problems became a problem as with the nation's national debt.

World War II brought in a time of relief as the Argentine economy began slowly moving again with arms manufacturing and other related industries. Argentinstan did join the war with the Allies and fought Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers. The nation sent millions of troops to the war's front in Germany, being the last stand against Germany to secure France, ultimately being defeated. The nation suffered with over 980,000 losses in the war. It was a victory for the nation when the war ended with Japan surrendering.

During the Valkiir-Westravia Civil War, much of the St. Paul Islands were settled by refugees from those two countries, eventually getting a grant of Argentine citizenship. Most eventually moved to Bolivia but St. Paul is still home to millions of Valkiiri and Westravians.

After the war, the economy grew once more with more startups popping out. And the 40s brought air travel to the table.

The demand for air travel and airports was a priority so the national carrier, Air Argentine was founded along with other airlines, most notably LATAM and Aerolineas Argentinas. The three airlines are now the legacy carriers of the nation. Airports were also built around the nation.

Train travel was also revolutionized with the first high speed train debuting along he San Francisco to Canary Beach corridor in Coronation. The national rail company was formed in 1982, now known as Argenrail.

In the late 80s and early 90s, the dot com boom started with many new computer and IT companies opening in Mariobo and in the state of Coronation. The government was an early proponent of the industry, providing government grants for innovation and land grants for software companies.

MODERN REPUBLIC

In 2001, the September 11 attacks decimated the Argentine air travel industry and the economy took a major hit. However, unlike other nations, Argentinstan quickly recovered and the air travel industry came back even stronger with more airlines and major airport renovations and expansions.

In 2009, a recession occurred, first with the Mariobo and San Francisco stock exchanges failing. Then the Argentine peso's value fell numerous points. The recession ended in 2010 but the job growth and the economic problems caused by it did not die down until late 2015.

In 2011 the nation's Senate authorized the switch of the national currency or legal tender from the Argentine peso to the much stronger, united currency known as the South American Dollar (SAD), shared with Paleno. Western Sammarin later joined the currency union.

Geography

Argentinstan has many landforms and attractions and billions of tourists visit them each year. Notable ones include the Venetian Mountains range, Blue Ridge Royal Park, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Lençóis Maranhenses Royal Park. The nation is divided in to many geographical regions.

During the winter, the Venetian Mountains in the east are a popular destination. To the west, the Argentine Alps are also popular with many ski resorts.

In the summer the Almafi Coast (Côte d’Almafi) and the English Coast (Côte d’Anglais) are popular destinations.

Argentinstan has a temperate climate with average temperatures ranging from 25 °C (77 °F) in the south, east, and west to 5 °C (41 °F) in the north.

The environment of Argentinstan is well protected and preserved with dozens of royal parks scattered throughout the nation. The Royal Park Service, administered by the Royal Family, is charged with maintaining the royal parks. The environment itself is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Demographics

The population of the nation is 4.656 billion. The fertility rate is aproximately 2.01 children per woman, slightly lower than the 2.1 average of developed countries.

There were about 51% adult women in the Argentinstan in 2017. The number of men was 49%. At age 85 and older, there were almost twice as many women as men. People under 21 years of age made up over a quarter of the Argentine population (26.7%), and people age 65 and over made up one-seventh (14%). The national median age was 25 years in 2017, however that number is decreasing with young immigrants entering the country with liberal immigration procedures.

Population

According to the most recent census, there are 4.656 billion Argentines living in the nation. A large amount of Argentine citizens also live abroad, namely in Paleno, Valkiir, and Hiram Land.

Languages

The official languages of the nation, defined by Parliament, are English, French, and Spanish. English and French are taught along with each other in most elementary schools, with English beginning in kindergarten with 2-hour French immersions with full half-day of English and half-day of French beginning in 2nd grade. Spanish is integrated in the beginning of 6th grade.

Many schools in Argentinstan have language immersion programs to serve the local community, primarily in elementary schools.
Spanish is the most frequently available immersion program in elementary schools, followed by Russ, Italian, and Portuguese.

Local, tribal languages are also recognized by the federal government like the Chaco tribal languages, spoken in the Amazon Rainforest region in the state of Brasil.

Argenais is taught in St. Paul and with many programs around the country around the language.

Religion

Argentines are surprisingly nonreligious with only 28% of the population identifying as religious on the national census. Catholicism is the predominant religion with Buddishm and Judaism a close second and third.

Race

Argentinstan is described as a melting pot or a nation built by immigrants due to over 92% identifying immigrant roots or are first generation or second generation immigrants.

  • European/White: 42%

  • East Asian: 22%

  • African: 19%

  • Indigenous: 6%

  • Central Asian/Middle Eastern: 6%

  • Central/Western Islander: 5%

Largest Cities

City

County

State/District/Territory

Population

Rank (Pop.)

Mariobo

Mariobo-Richmond County

Patagonia - PA

45 million

1

Rhodeston

Rhode County

Patagonia - PA

39 million

2

Argentinstan City

N/A

Federal District - FD

32 million

3

São Paulo

São Paulo County

Amazonas - AZ

28.5 million

4

Canary Beach

Ciudad Angelos County

Coronation - CN

25.6 million

5

San Francisco

San Francisco City-County

Coronation - CN

23 million

6

Brasilia

Brasilia County

Brasil - BR

22.5 million

7

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro County

Amazonas - AZ

22 million

8

Panhouston

Dallas County

Patagonia - PA

21 million

9

Florenza

Florenza County

Florenza - FL

19.8 million

10

Government

Argentinstan is a constitutional monarchy representative democracy with King Menem III as the head of state and President Elijah Turner as the head of government. However, King Menem III is a ceremonial figurehead while President Turner holds executive power and ultimately is the highest officeholder in the land.

Elections occur for the President, Vice President, Parliament members, Governors, and Mayors as well as any other position that is deemed necessary by the Constitution every 4 years. The President, Vice President serve 4 year terms, renewable once. Governors usually serve 4-year terms, renewable once or twice, depending on the administrative division. Mayors also serve 4 year terms but how many terms they are limited to are usually decided by the local municipal legislature or the state legislature.

The Supreme Court is responsible for all judicial affairs, with 9 justices appointed by the sitting President, serving 10 year terms.

Main article: Legislative Branch

Legislative power is vested in Parliament. The Parliament has an upper house, the Senate, and a lower house, the National Assembly. The Senate has 60 members, 5 Senators for every state, territory, autonomous region, and federal district. The National Assembly is composed of 250 members, 5 for each county.

Main article: Judicial Branch

The judicial branch is the third branch of government, overseeing the judicial system. The highest court is the Supreme Court located in Argentinstan City. The order of courts goes from the Supreme Court to federal district courts to state courts and finally to local courts. The Supreme Court has 9 justices appointed by the President and all serve for 10 years, leading to analysts referring to an appointment as a make-or-break the appointing President's administration.

Foreign Relations and Military

Argentinstan's foreign relations are centered around the ideology of "Diplomacy First" set by the Madrid administration. It aims to have relations with every nation on the planet to act as common ground during disputes. However that policy has been dying down with the recent heightened state of emergency but still remains the legacy of former President Madrid's administration.

Political analysts and individual citizens commonly refer to Paleno as the nation's closest ally and Hiram Land and Valkiir as allies as well.

The Argentinstan Armed Forces is the military of the nation and is overseen by the Department of Defense with direct power in the President's hands. The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the forces. The AAF has three units, the Army, Navy, and the Air Force. All 3 are well equipped and are technologically advanced. The military is ranked #3 in terms of overall strength and power in the United Nations of Earthlings.

Economy

The frighteningly efficient Argentine economy, worth a remarkable $1,045 trillion SAD a year, is fairly diversified and led by the information technology industry, with major contributions from the tourism and book publishing industries. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing $271,334 SAD, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Major stock exchanges in the nation include the Mariobo Stock Exchange, San Francisco Stock Exchange, and the São Paulo Stock Exchange. Other stock exchanges in territories include the Florenza Stock Exchange, and the Cayuga-Macami Stock Exchange.

The nation's legal tender is the South American Dollar which is also shared with Paleno and Western Sammarin. Former currencies include the euro, Argentine dollar, and the Argentine peso.

Culture

Argentine culture is influenced by European, African, and Asian cultures due to the number of immigrants it welcomed previously and welcomes today.

There is a wine culture among Argentines as well as a beer culture.

The legal age to be able to drink in the country is 18. The age is lowered to 15 in the parent's presence and permission. However, most states (except Amazonas), allow watered down forms of alcohol to be served to minors. This practice stems from ancient times, to build up a palate and appreciation for alcohol, especially fine wine. This reduces the rate of alcohol abuse in the future, according to several studies performed.

The Decemberfest held yearly in Mendoza is the highlight of the beer festivals taking place around the nation.

Other major players in Argentine culture include cheese (the country is among the largest cheese consumers worldwide), grapes, and beef.

The Rio de Janeiro Carnaval, held annually, draws in millions of visitors each year. It is held in June of every year. Other carnavals around the country include the C-Beach Carnaval, Natal Carnaval, and the Fortaleza Carnaval.

Argentinstan hosted the UNOE Summer Olympics in 2018, in Mariobo.

Infrastructure

Argentinstan's infrastructure is highly developed, modernized, and maintained. Most responsibility falls onto the shoulders of the Department of Transportation for directing the maintenance and construction of infrastructure in addition to safety and reliability. The department delegates these responsibilities to federal agencies, state governments, territorial governments, and city governments.

Highways

The Department of Transport is the owner and operator of most of Argentinstan's federal motorways (highways). Interstate roads, country roads are managed by their respective state transportation departments.

The Autorapido is a controlled access, generally no speed limit highway running parallel to many freeways. It is also operated by the Department of Transport. The flat fee for access varies around $5 SAD to $8 SAD depending on the state.

Trains

There are rail systems (e.g. streetcar, trams, light rail, metro, commuter rail) that operate in many major cities around the country including Mariobo, Argentinstan City, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Los Angelos, and Canary Beach.

The most heavily used metro system is the Mariobo Underground (Tube) followed by the Argentinstan City Metro and San Francisco Muni Metro. Other systems include the Canary Beach Sprinter, Rio de Janeiro Metro, and the Hydisk Light Rail (HyTrans).

Many cities have plans to build or are building rail systems.

Argenrail is the government-owned and operated rail company with high-speed rail services to all corners of the nation and abroad to countries including Paleno, Hiram Land, Valkiir, and Great Eustrastan and Western Alacademia.

Intercity train travel is very popular and is fairly cheap. High-speed rail, express, commuter, and local intercity trains are available in the nation with daily services originating from many stations across the country including in Argentinstan City (Gare du Nord, Gare du Sud, Ashmont), Mariobo (Waterloo, Paddington, King's Cross), and San Francisco (Transbay Terminal).

Buses

Buses as a metropolitan transportation option are popular, especially as supporting services to rail links and also as a bridge between areas that cannot support a rail link (for example, a largely residential quarter of a city). Innovations such as bus rapid transit, dedicated bus lanes, and signal priority have improved bus services across the country.

As for intercity travel, buses are available but are not popular. The largest operator is iBus.

Air Travel

Air travel in Argentinstan is considered a backbone of the nation's infrastructure and transportation networks. Airports can be found in cities, towns, and villages of all sizes. The federal government subsidizes Essential Air Service, a program that funds operation of commercial air service into small cities and towns that would otherwise not be connected.

The Federal Aviation Administration, under the Department of Transportation, is the authority responsible for the safe operation and efficiency of the nation's airport as well as certifying airlines for operation in the nation.

The flag-carrier of Argentinstan is Air Argentine. The legacy carriers, often referred to as the Big 3, are Air Argentine, LATAM, and Aerolineas Argentinas. Other major full-service airlines include AeroFlorenza (Florenza Island) and Air Dragon (Cayuga-Macami).

Low-cost carriers have gained popularity in recent years, with Aerovia Group (Aerovia, Aloha Airways) and Virgin Argentina dominating the market. The World Air Group (W.A.G.) includes airmariobo, Air Ciampino, and Pueblair is a growing group in the industry.

Energy



Renewable energies is promoted by the federal government and is the preferred choice in the country, due to the strict regulations on the usage of natural gas. All cars and transport vehicles built and operated in the country must be electric or is designed for use of biofuel in addition to being electric.

The country makes extensive use of wind turbines, solar panels, and dams to generate its energy.

Gasoline-based vehicles are banned from operation in the nation but the government has allowed gas-based vehicles from Paleno, Hiram Land, and Valkiir to enter Argentinstan for a maximum period of 3 months. Transportation of gasoline and oil is legal in Argentinstan, however only by authorized agencies and the government levies a 65% tax on all revenues.

Eduation



Education in Argentinstan is mandatory until the age of 18. There are three levels of required schooling: elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8), high school (9-12).

Preschool and early education is available for free in several states (Boçovia, Champagne, Ciampino, Coronation, Hollande, Loire, and Patagonia), funded by their respective state governments. Several cities also fund these programs outside of state governments (e.g. Parana, AZ/Verona, BE/Hydisk, BR/Mendoza, RO).

Students begin their schooling at the age of 4-5 which they enter elementary school. At this stage, the two languages of instruction are English and French, fostering a culture of bilingualism to master the first two official languages. Many schools also have immersion programs for other languages like Russ, Italian, Dutch, and Chinese. In elementary schools in most states, core subjects are English, French, Mathematics, Science, and 1-2 enrichment courses (e.g. Dance, Art, Computer Science).

Students ascend to middle school at the completion of fifth grade. Spanish is immersed into the 6th grade with two required classes in Spanish. French and English continue to be core courses. Many schools have foreign language electives including Russ, Italian, Dutch, and Chinese. There are also a variety of courses, focused on exploring a variety of subjects.

At the completion of eighth grade, students ascend to high school. High schools offer an extensive inventory of courses across college preparatory classes. Core subjects, in most states, are English, French, Spanish, Mathematics, Science, and World Language in addition to other required courses in the subjects of Visual & Performing Arts, Physical Education, and additional enrichment courses. College preparation is a major focus of high school beyond junior year.

The school district serving the most students is Mariobo Public Schools (MPS). The school district with the most schools is also Mariobo Public Schools (MPS). The school district serving the highest proportion of low-income and below the poverty line students is the Puebla City Schools (PCS) whereas the district serving the highest proportion of high-income students is the Centurion Heights-Fremont Unified School District (CHFUSD)

Higher education is subsidized and free at public universities throughout the country. The free tuition is available only to Argentine citizens, permanent residents, and Montevideo Area citizens. Examples of universities covered include the University of Argentinstan, the University of Patagonia, the University of Coronation, and the University of Brasil.

Argentine citizens and permanent residents as well as citizens of the Montevideo Area can also request federal financial aid to attend a private university, up to 75% of all total costs. Examples of private universities include Cardiff University, York University, and Mariobo University.

Degrees awarded by accredited Argentinstan universities are recognized in other Montevideo Area countries and vice versa.

Education is governed by the Department of Education Argentinstan and insular areas. In Florenza Island, the Ministry of Education (Ministero dell'Istruzione) is the governing body. In Cayuga-Macami, the Department of Primary & Secondary Education (教育局) is the governing body.

Health



Healthcare in Argentinstan is under a single-payer universal healthcare scheme, implemented in 1999. The Access to Healthcare Act of 1999 created the National Health Service (NHS) that is delegated to administer the network.

All citizens and permanent residents are entitled to health coverage under the NHS and are issued a NHS Insurance Card that is valid in Argentinstan and the Montevideo Area. Citizens of the Montevideo Area are also entitled to health coverage if they hold a valid health insurance card issued by their home country.

Resident foreigners can apply for health coverage under the NHS with at least one tax return filed from the last tax period and proof of continued compliance with federal tax code.

A NHS Insurance Card can be requested at a NHS office, any public hospital, and many police/fire stations.

The current healthcare network is approximately 2/3 publicly-funded and run and 1/3 privately-run. The NHS also supports specialty hospitals, most of which are privately-run but publicly-funded. Some notable specialty hospitals include the St. Mark's Children's Medical Center, located in Verona, specializing in youth care.

Persons who access the NHS network without valid health insurance are entitled to the same quality of care (including travelers or any person who is treated at a hospital) but can be invoiced by the NHS for the full cost of treatment provided.

Private hospitals generally don't accept NHS insurance and accept a variety of private insurance plans. Some notable plans include Argcare and Bluhealth, both of which extend internationally as well.

In Argentinstan and its insular areas, the Department of Health & Human Services is the governing body. The Department's offices are in Argentinstan City. In Florenza Island, the Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute). In Cayuga-Macami, the Department of Health (衞生署) is the governing body but operates on a different healthcare system.

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