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Independence: November 19th
Land Area: mile² 83,012
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Human Development Index (NS Version): very high
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Ilmecith is a sovereign state divided into four provinces. Ilmecith is governed under a republic form of government, with unique elements. The country has a population of 10,000,000 and covers a land area of 215,000 square kilometers. It's economy is characterized by a highly productive work force, high GNP and high exports per capita. Ilmecith is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy and is categorized as "very high" in the Human Development Index.
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Ilmecith has three main geographical regions: the coastal plain in the north-west, the central plateau, and the Aban uplands in the south-east. The coastal plain consists mainly of sand dunes and polders. Polders are areas of land, close to or below sea level that have been reclaimed from the sea, from which they are protected by dikes or, further inland, by fields that have been drained with canals. The second geographical region, the central plateau, lies further inland. This is a smooth, slowly rising area that has many fertile valleys and is irrigated by many waterways. Here one can also find rougher land, including caves and small gorges. The third geographical region, called the Aban, is more rugged than the first two. It is a thickly forested plateau, very rocky and not very good for farming. This is where much of Ilmecith's wildlife can be found.
The climate of Ilmecith is maritime temperate, with significant precipitation in all seasons (Köppen climate classification: Cfb; the average temperature is 3 °C (37.4 °F) in January, and 18 °C (64.4 °F) in July; the average precipitation is 65 mm (2.6 in) in January, and 78 mm (3.1 in) in July). The country usually has cool winters but temperatures as low as -16 °C (3 °F) have been registered and summers are comfortably warm but temperatures can occasionally rise as high as 30 °C (86 °F).
According to the Constitution of Ilmecith, religious freedom/liberty is guaranteed to all citizens, and although not all religious groups are recognized by the government, the people of Ilmecith are free to practice any religion of their choosing. In addition to having freedom of religion, Ilmecith also has a separation between the Church and State. Therefore, the State cannot force someone to adhere to a certain religion nor can it ask someone to which religion he or she adheres.
However, a majority of the population (roughly 62 percent) adheres to Nabetseism, and the religion remains an influence force in society, with another 7% belonging to Heterodox Churches. 20% of the people identify as Catholics while about 6-8 percent of the population identify themselves as Muslims. The third largest group, or what comprises 10% identify as either atheist or agnostic. The remaining 1% include Non-Catholic Christians, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism.
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Ilmecith is a representative democracy defined by a system of checks and balances. The Head of State of Ilmecith is the President, who is elected for five year terms by the Electoral College. The Electoral College in turn is a body composed of 50 electors drawn from all the sectors of the society with the sole task of electing the President. Members of the Electoral College must not belong to any political party and are barred from running in any election or being appointed to any government office after their election to the college.
The Presidential Palace
The President is the head of state and the head of government of the country. He is considered the embodiment of the executive branch of government, with all other departments, agencies and instrumentalities generally falling under his power of control and supervision. The President is the commander-in-chief of the Ilmecith Armed Forces (IAF) and is responsible for appointing constitutional officers as well as other statutory officials. He has the power to conclude treaties, which are in turn concurred to by the Senate. He receives ambassadors and other representatives from foreign governments. He is also empowered to declare war or peace with the concurrence of the Senate.
The Congress of Ilmecith exercises legislative power and is composed of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate is currently composed of 10 Senators and is headed by the Senate President. It is the upper house of Congress, with its members being elected at the national level. The Senate has the power to concur into treaties, declarations of war or peace by the President and give consent to the latter's appointees which under the Constitution must be vetted by the Senate. The Senate is also the chamber which has the power to convict the President in case he is impeached by the lower chamber. The House of Representatives is under the Constitution generally capped at 200 seats, however the Congress is allowed to raise the number of seats depending on the need for representation in the context of the population per electoral districts is concerned. The House of Representatives have the power to initiate bills of local application; appropriation and revenue bills and impeach the President. Members of both houses serve for three year terms, without any limitation on re-election.
The Supreme Court Building
Judicial power is vested in an independent judicial branch composed of one supreme court and all other courts that are subsequently created by Congress. The Supreme Court is the sole constitutional court and is the court of last resort in the country. It exercises administrative supervision over all other courts. The Supreme Court is composed of 5 Justices, one for each province and 1 from the capital. The Chief Justice in turn is chosen by the five Justices among themselves. Members old office until they resign, are impeach, die in office or until they have reached the age of 75 years old. The Justices are appointed by the President from a list approved by the Judicial Appointments Council, an independent constitutional body composed of 1 representative from the bar, 1 representative from the bench, 1 representative each from the Senate and the House of Representatives and 1 representative from the electoral college. Justices of the Supreme Court need not be confirmed by the Senate. To strengthen its independence, the Supreme Court has the power to promulgate rules of procedure and exercises judicial review to determine whether any branch, department, agency or instrumentality of government committed grave abuse of discretion which amounted to lack or excess of its jurisdiction. The Supreme Court is the only body charged with interpreting the Constitution and the laws and its interpretations form part of the legal system of the country.
Ilmecith has a variety of diplomatic and economic contacts with different countries across the world. A former Nabetseican colony, it maintains strong and close relations with other former colonies that have since been granted independence or raised as full States in their own right such as Jeltronia, Milna and Palrem.
Ms. Melissa Delacourt
With a desire to influence positive changes in the international community and to better protect the interests of her citizens abroad, Ilmecith explored the possibility of joining World Assembly in 2017. A series of talks with the organization, a public information drive and campaign for the country to join was then launched by the government, culminating in a successful referendum which saw an overwhelming majority vote in favor to join. The country formally became a member of the World Assembly on November 29, 2017 and has since them became an active participant in all deliberations before the organization's two main bodies, the General Assembly and the Security Council. Melissa Delacourt became the first Permanent Representative of Ilmecith to the World Assembly.
As highly developed country, Ilmecith notes stable economic growth and through this improves its relations in trade with foreign partners. It is a founding member and active participant of the Nations Organized for Free Trade (NOFTRA).
The national military is the Ilmecith Armed Forces (IAF), tasked with the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State.
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Ilmecith has a strong globalized economy, which is characterized by a highly productive work force, high GNP and high exports per capita. The country was one of the first to participate in and capitalize on the Industrial Revolution in the early 19th century. It has developed an excellent transportation infrastructure of ports, canals, railways, and highways, which together with its geographic location and a highly skilled, multilingual, and productive work force, made it participate actively on world trade. The national authorities are, as a rule, anti-protectionist and try to maintain a hospitable and open trade and investment climate. They encourage new foreign investment as a means to promote employment. Foreign companies in Ilmecith account for approximately 11% of the total work force.