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Freilibre | General Overview



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Commonwealth of Freilibre



Flag & Royal Coat of Arms


Motto: Tempus narrabo (Latin)
"Qui vivra verra"


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Map


Current Year


2018


Countries


Freilibre
Namibia
Québec
Western Greenland
Freilibran Virgin Islands
Freilibran Chilean Islands
Freilibran Territoire de L'Antarctique
Southern Indian Islands

Capital


Adélaïde


Largest City


Adélaïde


Official Languages


French · English · German


Ethnic Groups


46% Caucasian
24% African Freilibran
20% Asian
8% Hispanic
2% Other

Demonym


Freilibran


Government

    Monarch
    High Chancellor
    Prime Minister
    Primary Cabinet


Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy


Legislature

    Central Power
    Lower Power


Parliament

    Main Centre
    House of Commons


Foundation
First Proclamation


1952
1585


Population


187 Million


Population Density


7.22/km²


GDP
Per Capita


$14.3 Trillion USD
€48,234


LinkHDI
Rating


0.879
very high


Currency


Euro (€)


Time Zone


Central European Time (UTC +1)


Date format


dd-mm-yyyy (CE)


Drives on the


Left


Calling Code


+12


Internet TLD


.fe


English:
Canadian pronunciation and spelling
(Ex. centre, metre, favourite, Z pronounced as "Zed," etc.)
French commas
(Ex. 10 000,00 instead of 10,000.00)
French
L'hexagone Français


International Trade

1 Euro (€) = ▲$1.3083 USD

GDP Per Capita: €48,234

GDP: $14.3 Trillion USD

Unemployment: 2.73%


Trade Deficit: $2.6 Billion USD

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    "We must recognize our faults, and learn from them; our generation cannot be ignorant of the truth, nor can any organization; many have tarnished our representation in the world, but we must be loving and accepting to all, no matter what they have done.

    We are all human, we all have our faults, but those faults cannot describe who we are. What we accomplish and strive for must. And I ask that all of us strive for what cannot be described simply by words, but by actions."

    — Secretary André Garnier
    On colonization & genocide of imperial history, "The Great Empires and Their Eventual Downfall", Adélaïde, Freilibre (1957)


Commonwealth of Freilibre, commonly known as Freilibre, is a country located in central Europe north of Soviet Konstantinov, Germany and France. It stretches from the coasts of the North Sea to the Rhine, and extends from the Alpes in the Southwest to the Atlantic and Pacific colonies in South America, Asia, Oceania and Africa. The country's interior provinces of 15 regions harbours most of the population, which is about 187 million according to a 2015 survey. Freilibre is a Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy ruled by Margrett Philip IXX, with its capital in Adélaïde, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre.

During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan Freilibre was inhabited by the Franks, a Germanic people. Rome had conquered the area in 90 BC following little resistance. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Germanic Franks retook the area and formed two regions, following a dispute; the Kingdom of France, and the Kingdom of Freilibre. In the Late Middle Ages, the Freilibran army had conquered a large portion of modern day Arbekenzan, the Kingdom of France, and had emerged victorious in the hundred year's war versus Britain and France. In the Renaissance, it was the main central European power that culturally flourished. Following the successes of adapting new technologies and cultural practices, it formed a global imperial empire. It grew to be the largest empire in history in the late 19th century. In the early 20th century, a few years before World War I, Freilibre had annexed France and parts of Germany, and adopted a constitution under the King. It formed into a federal parliamentary government during the interwar years and before the Great Depression.

Freilibre is a developed country which receives the second largest amount of tourists next to Japan, with 76 million per year. It has been the global leader in technology and culture, tied with Japan again. Freilibre ranks high in terms of GDP, wealth, environment, political and personal freedoms, and ranks low in corruption. Freilibre is a member of the LinkUnited Nations, LinkEuropean Union, and part of the LinkEurozone, which adopted the Euro in 1999. It is a leading member of the LinkNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), LinkOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), LinkWorld Trade Organization (WTO), and the Colonial Power Association (CPA). It is also a member of The Asian Trade Entente, the Reichsburg Free Trade Agreement, and The Environmental Conservation Organization


Etymology

    See also: Naming of Freilibre, History of Freilibre, and Freilibre Origin

During the The Reconquérir and following the fall of the Roman Empire, Celtic Germanic peoples formed a self governing kingdom. The Franks within this group had called the land ‘Libre’ meaning ‘free’ while the Germanic peoples called it ‘Freiland’ meaning ‘free land.’ After the official formation, these two groups combined and coined the nation’s name as the combined term, ‘Freilibre.’

A large cult following had formed in the 19th century, calling for a rename of the kingdom. The group, comprised of Francophone separatists, advocated for a French succession, following the Russian Empire’s annexation of Northern France (Modern day Soviet Konstantinov).

A citizen of Freilibre is an "Freilibran" officially.


History

Freilibre History is filled with affiliating with perpetrators of imperialistic and genocidal colonization; while the past cannot be forgotten, the future must learn from the mistakes of the past. While in no way did Freilibre commit such atrocious crimes, it unknowingly helped them. Corruption and ignorance is what lead the past, and in this excerpt, this summarizes the events briefly.

18th-20th Century

Following the revolution in France, the crown had loosened its control and its authority in the hopes of avoiding an armed coup or revolution as great as the French Revolution. During this, reforms were made on behalf of the government. Freilibre was under the King’s enactments of a strict isolationist policy, called the Einland Politik, which endured for almost a century. The new government struck down these policies and established diplomatic ties with many of its neighbors, including but not limited to; the Franks, the German kingdoms, the British Empire, and the newly formed American Empire.

During the 1800’s, Freilibre had aclaimed large hectares of land in the islands of the Atlantic and Pacific. While this occurred, Freilibran colonization slowed as other empires had started to grow their empires. The British Raj directly contested Freilibre’s previous relations in the region. As a result, the two empires heavily competed in Southeast Asia, and contested for ties and trade agreements with China, Japan, The Dutch East Indies, to name a few.

Freilibre was a participant in the Scramble for Africa. Following the Berlin Conference, Freilibre claimed a large amount of Eastern and Southern Africa, again contesting Britain and now Germany and Portugal’s influence in the region. As a response, Portuguese ships blockaded trade routes into Namibia and the Congo. Belgium had consolidated after the French unification, and the Congo was given to Freilibre as a sign of friendship after a newly formed alliance. Angered by this acquisition, Germany had attempted to take British territory in South Africa through unauthorized force. Seeing this escalation and disturbance, Britain, France, and the Dutch imposed an embargo towards German colonies. Blaming Freilibre for destabilizing the balance of power, Germany had accepted their terms tentatively, and left South Africa, concentrating on Western and Central Africa instead.

Over the course of the early 20th century, Freilibre had remained neutral in all aspects of the growing tension, adamant that the Balkan powderkeg would be irrelevant to Freilibre Affairs; joining Britain in its stance of focusing on its colonies outside of Europe. Meanwhile, Freilibre had sold arms, equipment and the latest of technology to the great powers of Europe. In the years prior to World War I, Freilibran companies competed in the arms race between Britain and Germany. After their large request, Freilibre had built Dreadnoughts for the German Imperial Navy, following the British built. Britain had later accused Freilibre of supplying the Central Powers and helping in providing arms to atrocities such as the gas attacks and grenades used by Germany. Nevertheless, Freilibre continues to deny even to this day.

During World War I, Freilibre joined the French Entente, with the Russian Empire following suite, fearing further German power. Freilibre and Belgium was invaded, following the Schlieffen Plan. Britain declared war along with France, Freilibre and Russia. Freilibre cut all ties to Germany, Hungary-Austria and Italy. After the devastating War, Freilibre was liberated under British and American support.

Great Depression

Freilibre was relatively unharmed following the invasion, since Germany was focused on preserving the land’s lush resources. Nevertheless, Freilibre was hit tremendously by the Wall Street crash, as a result of a large spending public, accumulating debt during the 1920’s.

World War II

The rise of Nazi Germany frightened Freilibre, and under the King’s and government’s actions, attempts at strengthening ties to Germany were applied, in hopes of avoiding a second conflict. The High Chancellor was greatly terrified of a possible invasion that would led to a similar crisis, likening to the French and Belgium ruins. Throughout the early 30’s, Freilibre launched diplomatic talks and arms deals with the growing fascist regimes of Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and eventually, the Falangists in Spain. Meanwhile, Freilibre had also secretly started arms deals and alliances with Britain and France, with the addition of America later on. Even so, the parliament of Freilibre could not agree with joining the League Of Nations, fearing a possible retaliation by the new powers of Fascism and Imperial Japan, and as a result, did not become a member.

Freilibre joined Britain and France in declaring war against Germany, and eventually pulled out after its invasion of France. It remained neutral for the rest of the war, supplying both sides with arms and equipment. During Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany had blockaded and restricted access to all trade routes in the north, limiting Freilibre’s arms supplies to only include the Axis powers. In Asia, Japan and America had the support of Freilibran arms. It was later to be found out that one of the key members of the Manhattan Project was appointed by a Freilibran company.

After the war, the United Nations had voted against Freilibre’s application to join the permanent membership, citing its possible relations to atrocities committed by Germany.

Freilibre in the Cold War

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Indo-Freilibre Armed Conflicts

    The Southern Indian Islands Crisis

In 1992, Indian and Freilibran relations crippled, following revelations of secret agreements between arms corporations supplying Pakistani militant groups, who were outwardly anti-Indian. The United Nations intervened, following the 1993 General Assembly, and further escalation arose. A peacekeeping mission was put in place, and stopped the annexation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. After a year of small skirmishes, India called for a cease fire, and several agreements were made upon the peace, leaving few injured, and no casualties. There has been no attempt by the Sri Lankian government to reclaim its lost islands as of 2018. The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, mostly supplied with Russian naval warships, were deployed near the Indian and Freilibran territories to provide peace between the two. India nearly severed ties between Russia, after its previous friendly relations had whittled down following the Indian-Freilibran War.

Meanwhile, Freilibre and Russia began extensive discussions and agreements, and followed closer relations between the two, despite being a member of NATO and EU. The European Union recognized this act, and foresaw friendlier relations between Russia as a result; this had made Freilibre a vital member in keeping ties with the EU and with NATO. Despite relations with India, both NATO and the EU saw it fit to support Freilibre in case of a foreign aggressor.

    The Second Southern Indian Islands War

In late November 2003, another armed conflict arose, starting the second Indo-Freilibre war, after India accused Freilibre of supplying LinkAll Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) with arms and weaponry via the Vraxuis Arms Corporation. Freilibre had continued to deny the accusations, however in May 23rd of the same year previous, after a large terror attack was staged in New Delhi killing 25 civilians, India filled to sue Freilibran arms corporations at the WTO and publicly denounced and condemned Freilibre at the United Nations General Assembly in May 30th. In the following days, the press secretary of the Günter federal government resigned after numerous speculations with corruption going as far as into the High Council.

Fearing a greater war than the Indian-Freilibran Armed Conflict of 1992, the United States had sent diplomatic missions towards India and Freilibre as an effort to calm agitations. During the US visit to India, Russia had sent a large unauthorized mission to Adélaïde, signing a non-aggression and military training pact, code-named 'Furious,' a name that was recommended by the Russian President attending the mission, Vladimir Putin. It meant a play-on word for 'Freilibran Rus', or 'Frei Rus,' however this had prompted India to escalate arms production, furthering cutting ties between Russia. This, according to many historians as of 2018, is believed to be the main cause of the conflict.

Overall, thousands were in the cross-hairs, and much of India's combatants were defeated in the wars in the southern islands near the overseas territories of Freilibre [...] Years after the war, many advocates and staunch political rivals had blamed the corporations and companies that were known for their confidentiality in their contracts. Comparisons were made in official newspapers and magazines, calling Freilibre a "blameless neutral force rivaling that of Switzerland" claimed the Wallstreet Journal in its December article of the same year.

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The Push for Socialism

After seeing the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republics, a great divide among the parliament of Freilibre split the country's decision of annexing parts of Soviet Konstantinov, after a large rally of far-right, ultra nationalists claimed media attention, advocating for the forced and armed occupation of the southern lands of north Soviet Konstantinov. Clashes between right-wing and left-wing parties took place before more significant decisions could be made.

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Geography and Climate

    See also: Maps, and Colonies of Freilibre

Adélaïde
Godefroy
Prudence

Freilibre consists of the Metropolitan mainland in Central Europe, its territories of the coast of South America, Québec, Antarctica, Namibia, the Freilibran Administrative Islands of India, the Atlantic, and the Pacific and Oceania. It is one of the world’s leading global colonial empires, with most of, if not all of its original colonies still part of the commonwealth after the League of Nations’ Articles and the decolonization acts of the United Nations after World War II.

Metropolitan Freilibre, more commonly referred to as the Métropole de Freilibre, has open borders with its surrounding countries, with some patrols near the Soviet Konstantinov border. Inland, the country hosts an extension of the Alpes, formed millions of years ago. As it stretches from the Northern coastline to the Southern borders, it forms into low valleys and eventually praries and farmland and grassland. The boreal forests surround the Northern Alpes and are mostly protected under preservation sites and national parks, funded and operated jointly by the European Union. Along the coastlines and in the gulf, the metropolises of the capital and major economic and cultural centres dot the coast.

Adélaïde is the economic, cultural, and administrative capital and centre for Freilibre, housing a major regular conference centre for the EU. The Metropolitan area spans off the coast into the Island of PLACE-HOLDER. With 15 million citizens, it is one of Europe’s more populated cities and largest by area, next to Paris, London, etc. It relies heavily on its seaports to the west coast, trading under the International Free Sea Trade Acts. It is considered one of the greatest culturally significant cities in the world, with many tourist destinations and historical and cultural attractions. The Natural History Museum of Freilibre, located in Esmée, houses hundreds of thousands of artifacts, ranging from pre-historic fossils found in the North Sea and the Southwest plains, to recently extinct fauna and animals. Museums dedicated to the history and the culture of Freilibre also mainly inhabit Adélaïde. The most notable museums are L'Archipel, Freilibran Fort of History, the Museum of the Colonial Empires, the Modern Art Bloc, the Contemporary Art Exhibits of Freilibre, Aerodrome de Freilibre, and the World Wars Museums. L'Archipel is one of the most visited and culturally significant sites in the world, which houses famous works of art from the Renaissance era. Next to L'Archipel is the Julie-de-Croix Tower. Constructed in the late 19th century as a commemoration for the Queen at the time, Julie VI. It was ranked as the tallest, longest surviving monuments in history, and is considered a 'sisterly-like' monument with the Eiffel Tower, drawing much of its inspiration.

Namibia is an administrative overseas territory, or more commonly referred to as a colony, of Freilibre. It is situated in Southwest Africa, bordering Angola to the north, Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south. Namibia harbours 825,615 km2 (318,772 sq mi), the second largest colony of Freilibre, next to Québec. It is situated in between latitudes 17° and 29°S (a small area is north of 17°), and longitudes 11° and 26°E. Being situated between the Namib and the Kalahari deserts, Namibia has the least rainfall of any country in sub-Saharan Africa. The Namibian landscape consists generally of five geographical areas, each with characteristic abiotic conditions and vegetation, with some variation within and overlap between them: the Central Plateau, the Namib, the Great Escarpment, the Bushveld, and the Kalahari Desert. The Central Plateau runs from north to south, bordered by the Skeleton Coast to the northwest, the Namib Desert and its coastal plains to the southwest, the Orange River to the south, and the Kalahari Desert to the east. The Central Plateau is home to the highest point in Namibia at Königstein elevation 2,606 metres (8,550 ft).

Québec is an administrated dominion of Frelibre, however it relies heavily on Canadian and American economic trade, with little to no border prescience between Canada. It borders Canada to the west and east, and America to the south. It is largely considered a territory of Canada, after a treaty between the British Empire and Freilibran Commonwealth ruled an equal share of the region. Today, the treaty is recognized and respected under the Queen of England (Elizabeth II) and the Queen of Freilibre (Margrett IXX).

The Freilibran Chilean Islands is an archipelago off the coast of Chile, in South America.

The Pacific and Atlantic Administrative Territories are a series of islands and archipelagos that heavily relies on the aviation industry as its main source of commerce, tourism, and population.

The Indian Administrative Territories are a series of islands off the coast of India and Sri Lankia that have been heavily disputed amongst the three nations. After the Indian-Freilibran War of 1992, the islands were given to Freilibre as a complete colony, with heavy dependence on Freilibre as administrator, by the United Nations and NATO. Then, after the Second Indian-Freilibran War of 2003, Indian and Freilibran relations have been cold ever since.
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Government and the Crown

    See also: Parliament of Freilibre, Proceeded Monarchs, and List of Political Parties in Freilibre

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Economy

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Demographics

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Culture

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Military


United Nations Peacekeeping

The High Chancellor and the Prime Minister share the title of Commander in Chief of the nation's armed forces. The Queen appoints the army's leaders, such as the generals and admirals. The Freilibre Administration for Commonwealth Defence administers the Freilibre Armed Forces, Freilibre Navy, Freilibre Marines, Freilibre Air Force, Freilibre-Vraxuis PMC Mercenary Division, and the Space Defence Command. As of 2015, the army had 490,000 active in-service personnel, with an estimated 2.3 million in reserves, and a furthermore 45 million able combatants in crisis. The Freilibre Administration for Commonwealth Defence employs over 15,000 contracted PMC personnel, tasked with basic peacekeeping operations and de-escalation efforts, such as patrolling international waters, and international land borders between nations at conflict.

Freilibre is a major contributor to the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping, and had joined Canada in the peacekeeping events from the 1960's onward. It supported the UN peacekeeping in the Korean war, and helped in the Suez Canal Crisis. In the early 1990's, it had comitted thousands of peacekeeping troops in the conflicts of the middle east and after the Southern Indian Islands Crisis. Freilibre has committed troops to every UN peacekeeping operation since its inception, excluding the Second Southern Indian Islands War of 2003.

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Cities, ranked from highest Pop.

Rank

City

Metro area population

Province

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PLACE-HOLDER

1

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2

PLACE-HOLDER

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2

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PLACE-HOLDER

3

3

4

PLACE-HOLDER

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PLACE-HOLDER

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PLACE-HOLDER

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PLACE-HOLDER

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PLACE-HOLDER

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PLACE-HOLDER

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PLACE-HOLDER

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Credit (In order of appearance): Flag by me, [WIP]


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