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The Constitutional Monarchy of Doreania

La Monarchie Constitutionnelle de Doreania (French)



Flag

Royal Coat of Arms




Motto
Dieu, Reine et Pays
"God, Queen and Country"


Anthem
"Undecided"



Location
Link
Location of Doreania (pink)



Population 72 Million
Density 111.83/km²


Capital La Couronne

Largest City Couloire



Official Languages
English, French


National Languages
German, Basque, Luxembourgish


Ethnic Groups

89.4% European

    76.4% Doreanian
    10.8% German
    1.9% Basque
    0.2% Luxembourgish
    0.1% Other European ( British, Dutch etc. )

9.5% Asian

    4.5% Indian
    4.2% Thai
    0.5% Malay
    0.3% Other Asian

0.8% Latino
0.2% African
0.1% Other



Religion

43.1% Protestant Christianity
41.9% Irreligious
5.8% Catholic Christianity
4.9% Judaism
2.1% Hinduism
1.5% Buddhism
0.4% Shinto Religion
0.2% Other



Demonym
Doreanian (official)
Roses (common)


Government Federal Constitutional-Parliamentary
Monarchy
- Queen: Caroline II
- Prime Minister: Joseph Edouards-Blanc
- Deputy Prime Minister: Marie de Strasbourg
- Speaker of the House: Ben Thüringens
- Chief Justice: Elisabeth Vergoures


Legislature Parliament
- Upper House: Chambre des Seigneurs
- Lower House: Chambre des Roturiers


Establishment
- Union Of Crowns: 1527
- Union of Luxembourg: 1672
- Constitutional Monarchy: 1876


Land Area 646857 km²


Elevation
Highest Point: Mount Blanc
Lowest Point: Étang de Lavalduc


GDP (PPP) $ 4.0 Trillion
GDP (PPP) per capita $ 55,500


GDP (nominal) $ 4.2 Trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita $ 58,333


GINI 25.1 (low)


HDI 0.919 (very high)


Currency Doreanian Pound (₽)


Time Zone Doreanian Stantard Time
(UTC +1:00)


Date Format dd-mm-yyyy


Drives on the Left


Calling code +10


ISO 3166 Code DO


Internet TLD .do

Doreania


The Constitutional Monarchy of Doreania, commonly called Doreania, is a Federal Constitutional-Parliamentary Monarchy in Europe. It is bordered on the east by Germany and Switzerland, on the south by Italy, Spain and the Mediterranean sea, on the north by Belgium, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Doreania covers 646857 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 5 million people. Adeleria comprises of (X) states and (Y) territories. Doreania is also a member of the United Nations and The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Modern-day Doreania was established after the union of the crowns of Coulouire, Nantes, Lyon and Montpelier in July 1527, as an absolute monarchy. In 1672, the kingdom of Luxembourg integrated into Doreania, and the modern constitutional monarchy that is present today was established on 18 July 1876, after King Louis VII agreed to have his power checked by a group of elected officials in the legislature and appointed judges at the courts.


Etymology

The region that comprises of modern-day Doreania was a province in the Roman empire, known as Colonia Gallia, named after the people who resided in the region, the Gauls. In 87 C.E., the Gauls revolted against the Roman empire, and established several separate kingdoms in the region. The Greeks called the people of the region Dorean, or the"Independent", explaining their secession from the Roman empire. Hence, the Greek name of the region became more popular, and evolved into the modern-day name known as Doreania.


History

Pre-Union Doreania

The region of modern-day Doreania was colonised by Roman consul Julius Caesar in 57 B.C.E., and was named Colonia Gallia, after the tribes which inhabited the land, the Gauls. The region was made a province and was governed by the Romans from the city Colonia Lurius, or modern-day Couloire, for more than a century. The Gauls were taxed heavily and forced into heavy labour by the Romans, which kindled heavy public anger and disapproval towards Roman rule.

The decades of resentment culminated in the rebellion of the Gauls against the Roman empire in 87 C.E., when people in the cities of Colonia Lurius, Colonia Nanmentes (modern-day Nantes) and Mons Pelierium (modern-day Montpelier), where commoners attacked Roman officers and soldiers and ransacked Roman property. The rebellious sentiment quickly spread to the countryside, and Rome faced a large-scale insurgency across Colonia Gallia, which could ignite similar sentiments elsewhere across the empire. Despite their best efforts, the people could not be controlled, and large parts of the province were seceding from the empire.

The insurgency ended in 87 C.E., when the region surrounding the town of Argentoratum(modern-day Gutenburg) separted from the Roman empire and established an independent state. The province was now divided into 32 separated kingdoms, which each chose a person from their country as their kingdom based on their traditional lineage prior to Roman invasion, and the kingdoms were collectively called the Terra Doreanum, or the "Free Land". Many historians consider the secession of Doreania to be one of the first phases of the decline of Rome from power.

1527 Union of the Crowns

After the formation of separate Doreanian kingdoms, four kingdoms in the region grew more economically poweful when compared to the others, and grew to the stage where they could yield direct influence over the kingdoms surrounding them. They were known as "The Great French Four" - Couloire, Nantes, Lyon and Montpelier. From the eleventh century C.E., these kingdoms started annexing smaller, weaker kingdoms surrounding them, and by the mid-fifteenth century, the entire region was governed by these four powers alone.

There was frequent conflict and violence between the four kingdoms over regional hegemony over Doreania. Over 27 battles were fought against each other in the span of less than a century, and economic progress was deeply hindered due to political instability. During this, a nationalist movement started in Couloire and Nantes is the late fifteenth century, known today as "The Unionist Movement", that called for the unification of the four kingdoms and formation of a single Doreanian nation. They also pushed for a Protestant nation, due to the increasing anger towards the Pope's abuse of power and money.

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The Kingdoms of Doreania prior to union in 1527

By the early sixteenth century, Couloire had largely stayed out of conflict during the reign of Charles III, and established a flourishing trade partnership with England, Spain and Portugal. The kingdom was economically stronger than all the other 3 French kingdoms combined, and soon, Charles III started implementing the Unionist sentiment through military action. Through a series of military and diplomatic action, Charles III was successful in uniting the four kingdoms of the region, and the Union of Crowns formed the Kingdom of Doreania with Charles III as monarch, and the other three kings as Grand Dukes of their particular regions in the kingdom, on 24 July 1527.

1672 Union of Luxembourg

After the Union of the Crowns in 1527, Doreania entered an unheralded era of peace and prosperity. Agricultural production soared and the living standards of the commoners vastly increased. Neighbouring Doreania to the east was a German-speaking kingdom known as Saxony. During the early and mid seventeenth century, they found higher economic and military power after establishing a monopoly over the Hanseatic League, and were continuously invading neighbouring kingdoms and duchies, and established themselves as regional power by the mid seventeenth century.

In 1668, Saxony sent a warning to the kingdom of Luxembourg to surrender peacefully to them, or engage in war. Luxembourg had a very small military, and would stand no chance in defending itself from the Saxon armed forces. Hence, they wrote to King Louis IV of Doreania to protect their kingdom from the Saxons, who destroyed the local culture and traditions of any region they conquered, and in return agreed to integrate into Doreania. Considering the fact that Saxony was, anyways, an emerging threat to Doreanian sovereignity, Louis IV accepted, and war was declared on Saxony on 24 December 1668, hence giving it the name "War Of Christmas".

Over the next three years, Doreania and Saxony engaged in warfare along the border, in the regions of Northern Lyon and North Rhineland. Both sides lost a huge number of men during the war, and war resources continued to decrease rapidly. Then, on 7 November 1671, England joined the war against Saxony, and allied with Doreania. This raised the spirits of the Doreanian forces, and within 7 months, the war was won by Doreania and England, and Luxembourg integrated into Doreania as agreed 12 May 1672, forming the territory that is considered Doreania to this day. In exchange for the friendship and help given by the English in the war, Doreania granted the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm and other islands in the English Channel to England.

Industrial Revolution

In the 1760's and 1770's, a slew of industrial and technological advancements in the United Kingdom kick-started the Industrial Revolution, and under the reign of Queen Caroline I, Doreanian industries quickly imported machinery and technologies from Britain, and were able to produce products and services with efficiency and speed never heard of before. The technology helped in making Doreania the largest producer of coal in Europe, and have the largest book publishing industry and second largest cloth manufacturing industry in Europe.

A Cloth Factory In Couloire, c. 1795

Queen Caroline I made a landmark decision, known as "Doreania Free Industry Act, 1787" which changed the path of Doreanian economy for decades to come. She provided tax incentives for foreign companies which would establish their industries in Doreania, and also provided them land for free of cost, on the condition that they employed Doreanians as employees. As a result, various British, German and Dutch companies set up operations and factories in Doreania, vastly improving the economy and assuring the Doreanians employment. Thus, Doreania slowly started its shift from an agrarian to an industrial economy.

The vast amounts of money which Doreania got due to the Industrial Revolution vastly improved the health standards, food security and wealth of Doreanians, and also established Doreania as the second largest economy in Europe, next to the United Kingdom. By the early nineteenth century, the decline of the Spanish and Portuguese empires further cemented the position of Doreania as a regional power, and also led to the strengthening of the Doreanian Army and Navy, which gradually over the years became an enviable force, aiding in the future imperial conquests of Doreania.

Imperial Conquests

The Industrial Revolution made Doreania an economically affluent and powerful nation, which helped in funding the strengthening and modernizing of the Doreanian Army and Navy. The armed forces which were strengthened under the reign of Caroline I were, for the first time in Doreanian history, used under the reign of King Louis VI, used to conquer lands in other continents, establishing the first colonies of Doreania. In 1805, Doreanian Navy established the first colony of the country in eastern Africa, in the islands of Zanzibar, establishing Doreanian Zanzibar Territories. The colonies would be governed by a body of Governors, led by a Viceroy, all appointed by the Monarch, although final decision making authority is yielded by the Monarch.

In the next 50 years, Doreania vastly expanded its colonies and territories in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America. It emerged as the second largest empire in the world, next to the British Empire, with an area of over 7 million square miles. During the imperial expansion, Doreania utilised the proclamation known as "Ludovici Recte", or "Louis's Right, asserting the authority of Louis VI, and later Louis VII, over territories conquered by Doreania, and asserting his power to be paramount to that of the local administrators. This power was granted to Louis VI in the year 1804 by the Church of Doreania, granting divine right for Doreania to conquer foreign lands.

Doreanian Empire at its peak, c. 1935

The rising power of Doreania resulted in suspicion and mistrust from the United Kingdom,whose governments started doubting Doreania, and thought the Doreanians wanted to invade British colonies overseas and assert global dominance. To prevent conflict, and preserve the centuries old friendship, King Louis VII signed an agreement with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom in 1856, now known as The Proclamation Of Imperial Friendship, which asserted that none of the countries shall try to attack, or invade each other's colonies unless provoked, and shall defend the sovereignity of each other during times of conflict. This pact formed the basis for the longstanding Doreanian-British relations, continuity of European imperialism and the formation of the Democratic Alliance in the World War.

Constitutional Monarchy

During the reign of Louis VI, the ability of the Monarch to make decisions and take actions without having to consult any other body did aid in the construction of the empire, and helped mobilize the economy even further, but public sentiment gradually turned to the argument that although Louis VI, and then contemporarily Louis VII, yielded their authority wisely, but in case a tyrant does come to power in the country in the future, such authority would devastate the nation. Hence, a call for a constitutional monarchy where the decisions of the Monarch would be reviewed by an elected Parliament grew, which developed into a full-fledged movement known as "The Reformation. by the early 1770s.

Due to growing pressure from his court and the public, Louis VII obliged to establish a constitutional monarchy, fearing a revolution in the country if he failed to do so. Thus, on 18 July 1876, the King signed The Proclamation Of Parliament, which established a body of 100 members which would be elected each year by the people, and a Royal decision would be valid only if it gained the support of a simple majority in the Parliament. In turn, the King could be granted Imperium, or absolute authority, by the Parliament during times of crisis, such as war. Louis VII's decision was welcomed by Doreania, and he was heralded as the"People's King" and "Angel Of Liberty".

Initially, suffrage was only granted only to men above the age of 18, and women were included in the year 1896. The country was divided into 100 parts of relatively equal population, known as a constituency, and the residents of each constituency would vote for their representative. The initial term limit was 1 year, which was later extended to 5 years with a referendum. Also, the King issued a Letters-Patent that if the electorate of a constituency felt that their elected member was unfit for the role, an appeal with the signatures of atleast two-thirds of the constituency could be filed to the King, who would then call for re-elections in the area. Thus, Doreania transitioned peacefully from an absolute to constitutional monarchy.

The World War And Its Aftermath

The World War was the first major global conflict in human history, occuring over a span of 5 years, from 1935 to 1940. The war, fought between the Democratic Alliance and the Communist Alliance, led to drastic changes in the world ; including the fall of the British and Doreanian empires, fall of communism, and the rise of the United States of America as the leading world superpower. It paved the way for a world of independent nation-states, and a global, free-market, capitalist trade system across the world. The war resulted in over 150 million deaths, and all European economies plummeted after the war, and took almost a decade to recover completely from the effects of the war. To prevent any further conflicts, the United Nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation were formed.

Blue represents Democratic Alliance and Red represents Communist Alliance

In the early 1900s, Communism garnered major support in Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union became a major communist state. Most eastern European states were puppet regimes of the Soviets, and Europe was divided into a capitalist west and communist east. German-speaking states were divided between communists to the east and capitalists to the west. On 23 July 1935, Matyáš Dvořák, the leader of communist Czechia, ordered the army to invade the neighbouring, capitalist country of Slovakia. Overnight, Czech Armed Forces invaded the Slovak capital of Bratislava, and Slovakia, the last bastion of capitalism and democracy in eastern Europe, was under communist regime.

Western European countries were angered at the unprovoked attack of Czechia on Slovakia, and on 26 August 1935, Queen Alexandria of Doreania, upon consultation with the Parliament, was granted Imperium, and declared war on Czechia, joined by the United Kingdom, West Germany and Spain. Later, other countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Italy and the United States joined them, forming the Democratic Alliance. The Soviet Union, East Germany, Polonia, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Yugoslavia allied with Czechia and formed the Communist Alliance. The war saw, for the first time, extensive use of aircrafts and tanks in warfare, and the first time that nuclear bombs were developed and utilised.

The war ended on 15 July 1940, after about 5 years of warfare, when the United States and Doreania, in a joint mission, dropped three atomic bombs, over a course of two days, in the Soviet cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Volgograd. The allies of the Soviets had already been defeated by the Democratic Alliance, and Soviet Russia surrendered on 15 July 1940, celebrated to this day as Jour de la Victoire in Doreania. Although the Democratic Alliance won the war, Doreania and Britain were heavily attacked in the wars, and their economies took severe downward plunges. Handling the large empires they held became increasingly difficult, while the United States, whose mainland was mostly distant from active warfare, succeeded in staying strong economically, laying the foundation for its international hegemony.

In 1944, Queen Alexandra passed away due to illness, and the young, 20 year old Princess Caroline was made Queen Caroline II. Under her reign, the nation reinstated the economy into its former glory, and the massive industrial base of the country was put in place. Within a decade, the state of things returned to normal, and then, the Queen initiated the process of decolonization, as the Doreanian administration found it an increasingly large logistical nightmare to handle the growing populations of the colonies. Over 15 years, from 1950 to 1965, the empire decolonized heavily, and today, very few of the original colonies remain in Doreanian possession.

Bombing Of Couloire

Soviet-Doreanian Naval Battle

Victory Celebrations In La Couronne

The Basque Insurgency

The Basque community is an ethnolinguistic group native to the southwestern parts of Doreania. They, unlike the French-speaking Doreanians, speak Basque, a language that does not belong to any known language family, and have a culture and identity distinct from that of the dominant Doreanian French. Prior to the Union of the Crowns in 1527, they were subjugated to oppression and exploitation by the French king of Nantes, whose discrimination against the community continued as Grand Dukes after the 1527 union. The Basque people were given the same liberties as other citizens of Doreania only after the The Proclamation Of Parliament On Civil Liberties Of Doreanians, 1877, but due to centuries of oppression, they remained social and economic outcasts, and poverty and unemployment were significantly higher in the Basque when compared to the national average.

During the World War, as the economy plunged and unemployed peaked throughout the country, the situation of the Basque became even more dire. Over three quarters of the Basque adult population was unemployed, and the average income was less than half of the national average. After a decade, although the rest of the country bounced back, the Basque remained poor because of the mechanization of factories and industries, leading to loss of industrial jobs. Public anger and resentment against Doreanian French and the Royal Family grew larger over the years, and Basque right-wing groups such as the internationally popular Euskal Askapen Armada, or the Basque Liberation Army, which aimed at the secession of Basque territories from Doreania. The decades of rage and disappointment turned into a full-blown insurgency when, on 16 January 1967, the EAA declared war over the Queen and her parliament, and declared that Basque territories were a separate, independent country.

Red represents EAA controlled land (peak, c. 1973) and Orange represents active insurgency zone

The EAA had access to weaponry due to the huge number of firearms which people were advised to own during The World War for self-defense. Although a large-scale de-weaponisation program had occured in the 1950s, poor administration and bureaucracy in the Basque region resulted in people still owning the firearms, and when the EAA formed, Basque civilians readily provided their weapons and ammunition. In the August of 1967, the EAA took over the 3 ammunition factories present in Nantes, Montpelier and Ville Grand-Ouest. They now had access to ammunition sufficient for over a decade, and the Air Force could not be utilised by Doreania efficiently due to guerrilla war tactics of the EAA in the mountainous terrain of southwestern Doreania.

Most of western and southern France was either under the control of the EAA, or was an active zone of violence between Doreania and the EAA. The cities of Montpelier and Nantes were heavily attacked by the EAA, and resulted in heavy loss of life, property and the economy. The national economy showed a decline from 1969 to 1972, with the worst year being 1970, with a growth rate of -2.3%. Fear of attacks from EAA closed of trade from the major port cities of Nantes and Montpelier, exports dropped and the country plunged into a recession. A turning point in the insurgency was, in August 1972, when the Doreanian Intelligence Services deciphered that the EAA were receiving contemporary ammunition and weaponry from Russia, which was, reportedly, an act of revenge for the atomic bombing of Russian cities during the World War.

Destruction In Montpelier

Russian Shipments Destroyed

Victory Celebrations In La Couronne

The Government quickly swung into action, and Russian shipments were attacked off the coast of southern Italy. The United Kingdom offered support to the Doreanian Armed Forces in controlling the insurgency, which was readily agreed to. The Royal Doreanian Air Force then conducted a series of air strikes over the ammunition factories being utilised by the EAA, and effectively annihilated the source of Basque ammunition and weaponry. The Army swung into action, and over 6 months of continuous action and attacks, the EAA was reduced to only one group, in the Valley of Lilies , and on 9 March 1973, the last remainders of the EAA were destroyed in a shootout, and the insurgency ended. The Insurgency took a total of 347,265 lives, including 20,896 policemen and soldiers. The economy bounced back after the insurgency, but it was made sure this time that the minorities in the nation would not be left out.

HM Queen Caroline II and her Parliament enacted the Equality Of Doreanians Act, 1974, which ensured that ethnic minorities were not denied the chances of education and jobs, by giving the financially backward parts of the communities government subsidies and scholarships, and also introduced Basque, German and Luxembourgish, the major minority languages of the country, as National Languages, which would be preserved and developed by the government for future generations through funding. Thus, a violent insurgency, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths, resulted in the protection of Doreanian culture, and aided in the upliftment of the marginalized sections of Doreanian society.

The Great Immigration Waves

After the end of the Basque Insurgency in 1973, Doreania entered an era of exceptional peace and economic stability. The Doreanian economy grew exponentially, becoming the largest industrial sector in Europe, a distinction it last held in the 1920s. Unemployment rate was at historical low rates, and the average income of the Doreanian citizenry tripled from the post-war value. Doreania became the second largest economy in Europe by 1987, and the vast manufacturing sector needed a large labour force, which Doreanian population was not able to supply. Hence, the nation looked eastwards for the answer to the labour shortage crisis.

The Doreanian administration started an immigrant attraction programme in 1985, sending groups to various countries in Asia, and spreading awareness amongst people there over the job prospects and quality of life in Doreania, through radio advertisements, newspaper articles etc. The programme was a large success, and almost 240,000 Asians, mostly from India and Thailand, came to Doreania for job prospects. A smaller number of people from Africa, the Middle East and other parts of Asia also came to the country. For 3 months, they were given industry-specific training along with exposure to the Doreanian way of life, and also basic French.

Although the large influx of immigrants was good for the economy, several conservative groups across the country were disappointed with the situation. Several far-right wing groups were formed across Doreania, especially in the far-north of the country. The most high-profile of them was Doreania Blanche, a white-supremacist group which held large protests against the browning of Doreania. To control the situation from escalating further, the immigration programme was disbanded in 1991, and restrictions were kept in place to control Asian and African immigration. Soon, the right-wing protests fizzled out, and the Asian and African community already living in Doreania became integrated within the society as a series of laws and acts against racial discrimination and prejudice were put in place.

Percentage of residents of Non-Doreanian descent (2020 Census)

Digital Revolution And The 21st Century

The Dot-com Bubble, a phenomenon where the value of companies involved in internet and online operations increased exceedingly, and boosted the stock markets initially in the United States, started in Doreania in mid 1997. A large number of companies, including Doreania's largest online retailer SeuilDePorte, and internationally renowned online security firm Libonnet, were founded and grew substantially during this period. This is often referred to as the "Digital Revolution", and led to formation of the stronghold IT industry of Doreania.

The country avoided the market crash after the collapse of the Dot-com bubble and the 2008 global recession, thanks to the governmental payouts to the companies which were hardest hit during each recession, and the companies which were hit inevitably, to an extent, quickly recovered and bounced back into action. Thus, the country slowly evolved from an industrial country to a service-based country, becoming the largest IT sector in

On 21 August 2011, Couloire, the largest city in Doreania, was attacked by a Russian terrorist organisation Smert' Kapitalizmu, a communist group which aims at attacking countries in the Democratic Alliance as a revenge for the defeat of the Soviets in the World War. Two suicide bombers attacked St. Margaret's Cathedral, followed by mass shooting in Victoire and Union squares, resulting in a total of 783 deaths in a span of just 4 hours. It was the largest external terrorist attack on Doreania, and resulted in the joint operation of Doreania, the United Kingdom and the United States in southern parts of Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, where the group's main bases are, and currently, the group has been severely weakened, limited to a few bases in Azerbaijan.


Geography

Doreania is situated in western Europe, constituting of the mainland in Europe and the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean sea. The country experiences a wide range of geographical and climatic conditions due to its longitudinal extent. The country experiences a reasonable amount of rainfall throughout, enabling year-round agriculture in the nation. The country is mostly divided into 7 geographical regions, based on terrain and climate.

Geographical Regions

The Major Geographical Regions Of Doreania

The Southern Coast - Côte d'Azur

The Côte d'Azur is the geographical region spanning the Doreanian coast on the Mediterranean, and the deciduous woodlands border the coastline. The region is known for its extraordinary beaches, medieval coastal towns and cities, and the deciduous forests in the minor hills dotting the landscape. The major cities in the region are Montpelier, Olivieres and Monte Carlo, and it is the most visited region in Doreania by international tourists.

Montpelier Grande Plage

Olivieres National Reserve

European Bison

The Durcollines

The Durcollines are a desert mountain range in southwestern Doreania. They extend from the Côte d'Azur in the east to the Atlantic ocean in the west. The mountain range is the driest part of France, and hence, only one agricultural season takes place here, in autumn. The region is home to the native Basque community, as well as a wide array of unique flora and fauna. The region is also rich in mineral wealth, and is a major producer of gold, silver and zinc.

Aude Valley

Euskala-Central National Reserve

Desert Poppy

The Southeast Plains - Pieds des Alpes

The Pieds des Alpes is a picturesque region below the Alps in southeastern Doreania. The area is characterized by various creeks and streams, dense evergreen forests and vast plains, often covered with Rosemary and Poppy flowers. The area is home to the second largest city in Doreania, Lyon, and is renowned for its spectacular landscape and cold climate. It is the second most visited region in the country, and is home to the world-renowned Doreanian Tea.

Lyon Rosemary Fields

La Pieds National Reserve

Red Fox

The Western Coast - Côte Nuageuse

The Côte Nuageuse forms the central and northern parts of the the Atlantic coast of Doreania. It's characterized by rugged shores, made up of cliffs, and is considered the wettest part of the country. It is renowned for its shores' cliffs, and the mossy terrain which abounds on the coastline. There is not much vegetation or agriculture in the region, and it is characterized by its large, empty and wet flatlands with a sparse number of trees and bushes.

Plage du Nantes-Nord

North Bretagne National Reserve

Northern Gannnet

The Great Plains - La Rhinarhone

The Rhinarhone are the plains that cover most of the Doreanian mainland, from the northernmost parts to the central regions of the country. Two of the largest cities in the country, Couloire and La Couronne, are located in this region. It is the most populated, and also produces most of the food and agricultural produce of the country. On the north, its boundary is marked by the Rhine, and on the south by the Rhone, hence the French name the region is called with.

Wheat Fields

La Couronne National Reserve

Roe Deer

The Doreanian Alps

The Doreanian Alps are present in the southeastern regions of the country. The region is part of the Alps mountain range of Europe, and is home to highest point in Doreania, Mount Blanc. It is the coldest region of the country, and is renowned for its unique flora and fauna, and is the source of various Doreanian rivers, such as the Rhone and Aude.

Mount Blanc

Vallée d'Argent National Reserve

Edelweiss Flower

Corsica - La Corse

The island of Corsica is the Doreanian territory in the Mediterranean sea, north of the Italian island of Sardinia. It is inhabited by the native Corsican community, and is renowned for its pristine shores, where most of the population resides, and the centre is a hilly and forested terrain, covered mostly in forests of pine. The island is also known for its endemic flora and fauna.

Plage du Ville-Corse

Central Corsica National Reserve

Cursinu

Climate

The climatic conditions of Doreania are largely dependent on the longitude and terrain of the region. Generally, the south of the country is hotter, and recieves lesser rainfall, while the north of the country is cold and recieves heavy rain and snowfall. Hence, the central regions of the country recieve moderate rainfall and have mild temparatures, making them suitable for agriculture. The warmest parts of the country are in the Durcollines and Côte d'Azur, while the coldest parts are in Côte Nuageuse, the Doreanian Alps, Luxembourg and the far north of the country.


Demographics

Language

Doreania is home to a wide number of native and imported languages, spoken either as a native or second language. The most spoke language in the country is Doreanian, with 76.4 % of the country's citizens having it as their native language, and 97.3 % of the people know how to read, write and speak in French. German is the second most known native language, being the mother tongue to about 10.8 % of the population. Smaller populations have Basque and Luxembourgish as their native tongues.

A vast majority of the people, around 88.3 %, can understand and speak in English, thanks to reforms in education taken in the 1970s and 1980s, and the proficiency helped in Doreanians effectively being able to communicate with the international community. Because of immigration from Asia, Latin America and Africa, languages such as Telugu, Thai, Malayalam, Malay and Swahili are the mother tongues to the immigrant population, often leading to multilingualism, along with French and English.

The official stance of the Government of Doreania is that the French and English languages are the official languages of the country, and shall be used for the day-to-day workings of the government and bureaucracy, while German, Basque and Luxembourgish are national languages, and will be preserved and protected by state-funded literacy promotion programmes, and are the official languages of the Alsace-Lorraine, Euskalea and Luxembourg states respectively.

Religion

Doreanian citizenry adheres to a wide number of religions, or none. Historically, the country has been a Christian majority nation, with recent demographic changes making it the largest religious group, albeit it does not cover more than half of the population. The constitution guarantees freedom of faith, and hence, any citizen can adhere to their faith or none at all, but the state religion is Protestant Christianity of the Church of Doreania, and the Monarch is the head of the Church, lead by the Crown Bishop.

Protestant Christianity overtook Catholicism after the 1527 Union of the Crowns, when Charles II espoused the Protestant Reformation to oppose the excesses of the Pope and the Church. Until the 1980s, Protestants remained in the majority, after which the younger population increasingly espousing atheism led to the downfall of Protestants as majority. Nevertheless, they are the largest religion with 43.1 % of the population, followed closely by the irreligious, at 41.9 %

Other major religions include Catholicism and Judaism, followed by religions imported to Doreania during the Great Immigration Waves, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Shinto. In the later parts of the twentieth century, there were concerns among right-wing activists about destruction of Christian culture by immigrants, but attitudes have since changed and the society is more open today, and Doreania stands as a harbour for various religions and faiths.

Couloire Cathedral

St. Margaret's Abbey

The Crown Bishop

Ethnicity

Doreania's population is mostly of European descent, with smaller populations having Asian, Latino and African descent. Aprroximately three-quarters of the country, at 76.4 %, claim to be of Doreanian descent, defined as the French-speaking people in the kingdoms of Couloire, Nantes, Lyon and Montpelier. Discrimination based on the race of the person is prohibited by law, and businesses which deny jobs to any citizen on such basis may be fined, or in exceptional cases, be ordered to shut down operations.

The other minor European ethnolinguistic groups on the nation are German, Basque and Luxembourgish, along with even smaller groups of British and Dutch descendants residing in parts of the country. Around 9.5 % of the country's population claims atleast partial Asian descent, mostly Indian and Thai, largely due to the huge influx of immigrants from the regions in the 1980s and 1990s. A smaller percentage of the population claims South American and African descent.

During the Great Immigration Waves, right-wing nationalism grew to its heights in the country, arranging protests and events in opposition to influx of people of colour from Asia and Africa. Eventually, though, controlled immigration, anti-racism laws and general open-mindedness of the public led to the abandonment of most of such racial ideas, and today, Doreania stands as the home to people of many races, living peacefully along the each other.

Health

Healthcare in Doreania is devolved into the state and district levels, and government hospitals are run by either state governments or district councils. State governments decide upon laws involving legalization of surgeries, medications etc. and finances and subsides, while the district councils maintain the day-to-day operations of the hospitals. A district hospital with 1000 beds is present in every district headquarters, while smaller, 100 beds hospitals are there in every constituency.

All state governments have uniform views regarding certain areas of healthcare, such as legalisation of marijuana, abortion legal only during teenage pregnancies, sexual assault, danger to the mother's life or severe congenital defects in the baby etc. There have been several movements demanding the establishment of a nationalised healthcare system, similar to that of Canada and the UK, but is still not a realised dream in the country. The national medical emergency hotline is 1-0-0.

People below the poverty line, and citizens above the age of 90 are provided free healthcare by the state. Private hospitals, although present, are unpopular due to the prevalence of government-run hospitals. Vaccination is compulsory for all children until the age of 16, from which they can decide if they would want them or not. The government runs a massive needle exchange programme for controlled drug usage, which has helped control the HIV-AIDS pandemic in the country.

District Hospital, Central Couloire

Needle Exchange Centre

Doreanian Ambulance

Education

Education planning and management is handled by different tiers of the government dependent on the education level. The nation enforces a policy of compulsory education until Grade 12, after which a person may choose if to continue (or not ) his education. Kids enter primary school at the age of 5, and study from Grade 1 to Grade 4 in the primary school, whose syllabus is decided by the district councils of the region. This is to ensure kids get basic skills necessary in the areas they reside in.

From Grade 5 to Grade 8, it is known as Middle School, and the education curriculum is decided by the Board of Education of each state'and territory in the country. In middle school, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks in each year's final exams to graduate to the next grade. Grade 9 to Grade 12 consist of High School, and at the end of Grades 10 and 12, there are special examinations, known as the Pre-DET and DET respectively, or the Doreanian Entrance Test, which students attend for college admissions.

The DET grades then decide the candidates' eligibility for various universities and colleges in the country. As of 2020, the Government prioritises Education more than any other field, with 36 % of all government spending being invested in education. Doreania's administration under Queen Caroline II has taken the approach of education and welfare towards tackling the problem of crime and drug abuse, and gradually, the actions have taken effect and have shown good results in the country.

Largest Cities

In the 2020 National Census, it was found that 73% of the population lived in cities and urban areas, a drastic transition which was a result of the gradual transition of the Doreanian economy from industries, mostly based in the hinterlands, to the service sector, leading to concentration of population in cities and towns. Nevertheless, Doreanian urban population percentage is lower when compared to other countries in Western Europe, largely due to the fact that the nation is larger in size, and still has a large industrial base.

Most Populous Cities

Rank

City

Metro Area Population

State / Territory

1

Couloire

18 million

Territory Of Couloire

2

La Couronne

7 million

National Territory Of La Couronne

3

Lyon

4.5 million

Pieds des Alpes

4

Nantes

4.5 million

Côte Nuageuse du Sud

5

Montpelier

4 million

Côte d'Azur du Ouest

6

Ville-Corse

3.5 million

Territory of Ville-Corse

7

Dunkirk

3 million

Rhinarhone du Nord

8

Ville-Bretagne

2.5 million

Brittany

9

Carolineville

2 million

Rhinarhone du Sud

10

Monte Carlo

1.5 million

Côte d'Azur du Est

Couloire

La Couronne

Lyon

Nantes

Montpelier


Government

The citizens of Doreania are subject to three levels of government: national, state/territorial, and district;

District Council: The smallest form of government, administers over the subdivisions of states. Led by a District Governor, elected every 5 years. Responsible for primary education, police, fire department and other minor public works.

State / Territorial Government: Administers over an entire state or territory. Territories do not have any districts i.e, subdivisions. Led by a Governor. Have a State / Territory Assembly elected every 5 years, who chose the Governor. Responsible for healthcare, high school and middle school education, infrastructure etc.

National Government: Administers over the entire country. Led by a Prime Minister, chosen by the Parliament, elected every 5 years, and appointed by the Monarch. Unlike most constitutional monarchies, the Doreanian Monarch takes an active role in law-making, and instances of vetoing laws have existed in the past few decades. Responsible for defence, economic policies, university education etc.

The Parliament Of Doreania

National Court Of Doreania

Palais de l'Empereur


The national government is composed of four branches:

Royal Branch: This comprises of the Monarch and the Heir-Apparent. The Monarch has the right to approve or veto any legislation of the Parliament. The present monarch, Caroline II, and her predecessors have been known to use their regal authority to both revoke discriminatory laws passed in the parliament, such as the Ban on Immigration Act, 1989, or issue laws in their own right, such as the Compulsory Education Act, 1882, by Marie II, ensuring all Doreanian children attend school. If a bill approved by the parliament and the monarch, or vetoed by the monarch, is deemed unjust, the Heir-Apparent has the right for an appeal of reconsideration.

Executive Branch: This comprises of the Prime Minister and his/her cabinet of ministers. The Cabinet is chaired by the Prime Minister, and is appointed by the Monarch upon the advice of the PM. The various ministers and the PM discuss upon areas of legislation, which upon approval of the cabinet, become bills and are introduced in the Parliament, and after a bill's approval by the Parliament and Monarch, the branch is responsible for ensuring that the new law is enforced properly in the country.

Legislative Branch: This comprises of the two houses of the Doreanian Parliament: the upper house Chambre des Seigneurs, and the lower house Chambre des Roturiers. The upper house is the appointed chamber, whose members are appointed by the Monarch every 5 years, usually for distinguished service in the fields of public service and social work, along with the 45 hereditary dukes of Doreania. The lower house is the elected chamber that forms the actual government and opposition, being elected every 5 years. Most bills need the approval of both the houses to be approved for the Monarch's acceptance, except for matters of financial concern, where the approval of the lower house is enough.

Judicial Branch: This comprises of the country's several tiers of courts of justice. Every district has a court, each state / territory has a High Court, and for matters of national importance, the National Court of Justice at La Couronne is responsible. The judiciary is responsible for the up-keeping of constitutional laws and principles, and to intervene when the parliament, cabinet or the monarch abuse their powers.

States And Territories

THIS SECTION IS UNDER PROGRESS

The States Of Doreania

State

Capital

Major Cities

Map

Côte d'Azur du Ouest

Montpelier

  • Olivieres

  • Rhonende

  • Cannes-Ouest

Côte d'Azur du Est

Monte Carlo

  • Cannes-Est

  • Carnot

  • Bayou-Grande

Pieds des Alpes

Lyon

  • Rosemarie

  • Louisville

  • Castille du Sud

Doreanian Alps

Chêneville

  • Argenteville

  • Grandchalet

  • Castille du Nord

Rhinarhone du Sud

Carolineville

  • Gutenberg

  • Fort Alsace

  • La Fabres

Rhinarhone du Nord

Dunkirk

  • Calais

  • Cite Grand-Hautes

  • Carleville

Brittany

Ville-Bretagne

  • St. Michel

  • Leocoeurs

  • Anglesport

Military And Foreign Relations

Doreanian Armed Forces


1. The Royal Doreanian Army:

Commander: General Edouard Auvergines
Personnel: 750 K
Motto:

The Royal Doreanian Army's Regiments:
1. King Charles III Regiment, La Couronne
2. King Louis IV Regiment, Couloire
3. King Louis V Regiment, Gutenberg
4. Queen Caroline I Regiment, Lyon
5. Louis VI Regiment, Olivieres
6. Queen Alexandra Regiment, Tronu

Training Centre: Megalonontapolis, La Fabres, Rhinarhone du Sud


2. The Royal Doreanian Navy:

Commander: General Guillaume Aloevere
Personnel: 600 K
Motto: Ut praesidio nostris maria Reginae

The Royal Doreanian Navy's Bases:
1. Channel Base, Dunkirk
2. Biscay Base, Cayville
3. Azure Base, Montpelier
4. Cloudy Base, Nantes
5. Mediterranean Base, Ville-Corse

Training Center: Naftikonopolis, Ville-Corse, Corsica


3. The Royal Doreanian Air Force:

Commander: General Wilhelm Schleiders
Personnel: 500 K
Motto: Ut praesidio nostris Reginae aetheres

The Royal Doreanian Airforce's Bases:
1. Crown Base, Couloire
2. Brooch Base, La Couronne
3. Sword Base, Castille du Sud
4. Sceptre Base, Nantes
5. Authority Base, Tronu

Training Center: Phteranonpolis, Tronu, Durcollines


Foreign Relations

Doreania takes an active role in international diplomacy, and has acted as a conflict mediator between various countries and regions in the past few decades. The country is a member of the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), and has participated in recent counter-terrorism exercises alongside the United States and the United Kingdom in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Russia. The most recent external and major global conflict that Doreania has participated is the World War, from 1935 to 1940, alongside the Democratic Alliance.

Doreania maintains cordial relations with most countries in the world, with visa-free travel available to 178 countries in the world, followed by special immigration relaxations with the U.K., Canada and Germany. The country has two types of diplomatic missions : High Commissions to countries which were former Doreanian colonies, collectively known as the Doreanian Commonwealth, and Embassies to other countries. Currently, the country runs embassies in 194 countries, except in the Vatican City and Kosovo, whose diplomatic missions are present in Rome and Tirana, respectively.

The Doreanian Commonwealth

The nation is against the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and is currently undergoing a nuclear stockpile dismantling programme, down from the 750 weapons in 1989, when the policy was adopted, to 450 currently present. The nation has especially strained relations with Russia and Central Asian countries, due to the bombing of Soviet Russia by Doreania in the World War and the consequent terror attacks of Russian extremist groups, reportedly funded by the state, on Doreania. Nevertheless, relationships have improved over the last half a decade, and the trend is expected to continue in the future.


Economy

The Doreanian economy is the strongest in Europe, and the fifth largest in the world, and is fairly diversified. The largest contributor to the Doreanian economy is the Tourism industry, being the country visited by the most tourists in the entire world since 1986. Other significant industries are the cheese manufacturing industries based in the Rhinarhone region, and the Retail and Information Technology industries based in mostly in the cities and urban areas of the country. State-owned companies are relatively rare, but do exist. The country, like most of the western world, runs on a capitalist, free market model.

Historically, Doreania has transitioned from a primary economy to a secondary economy, to the tertiary economy that is currently present. Prior to the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century, the country had a largely agrarian economy, mostly based on the production of wheat and corn, and was the main source of food for countries such as Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. During Caroline I's reign, the country transitioned to become an industrial powerhouse, became renowned for its cheap, yet high quality books and clothes, and became the second largest economy in the world, a title it held until the end of the World War in 1940.

After the war, the country started its slow transition into a service-based economy. Currently, the cultural and natural tourism industries dominate the economy, but recent efforts at modernisation have led to the rise of retail and IT industries in the country. The nation's citizens are among some of the richest in the world, with an average income per year of $58,333, with an average disposable income of $50,533. The nation holds special economic ties with the U.K., Germany, The U.S. and the Doreanian Commonwealth, and is expected to grow at an average rate of 4.5 %, comparatively higher than most European economies, due to constant economic reforms, business subsidization, and the country does not have a shrinking or ageing population crisis unlike most of western Europe, thanks to progressive reforms taken in the 1980s and 1990s.

Financial District, Couloire

Wheat Farms, Rhinarhone

Cloth Factory, Carolineville


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