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The Republic of Mirum
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WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MIRUM
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The Republic of Mirum


Motto: Liberty is Progress



Anthem
Mirum Forevermore (Lyrics)
Link



Geological Location Highlighted, Shows Territories

Map of Mirum, Major Cities, Roads, Railroads Shown

Population

50,324,234

Capital

Portmont (pop. 2,432,546)

Largest City

Eleyta (pop. 3,534,652)



Official Language(s)

English, German

Common Languages

English, German, French, Elven, Dwarvish

Demonym

Mirian, Mirians



Ethnic Groups

Human (65%)
Elf (28%)
Dwarf (5%)
Mixed (5%)
Other (2%)



Government

Federal Republic

President

Lyra Elmspirit

Legislature

The Mirian Senate

Upper House

Upper Senate

Lower House

Lower Senate



Currency

Mirian Pound (M, MRP)

Value

10 NSD = 1 MRP

GDP

M 9.234 Trillion

HDI

5.01 (High )



Time Zone

MST (Mirian Standard Time)

Calling Code

(+4)

Drives on the

Right

ISO Code

MIR

Internet LTD

.mir

The Republic of Mirum (abb. MIR), commonly known as Mirum, is a nation on the continent of North Magnus (also known as Magnus Major) on the world of Terra. It borders the Cerulean Sea on the south and west, Brancaland to the northeast, and the Commune of Blackacre to the east. Mirum consists of ten provinces, thirty districts, and eighty-six cities. Mirum's capital city is Portmont and its largest city is Eleyta. The nation's national creature is the Dragon, a beast from Old Mirian myth and legend. Mirum is classified as a centrist nation and has a Mixed Economy that is primarily capitalist.

The nation is a member state of The Iron Alliance and the Terran Federation of Nations.


Etymology

The term 'Mirum' is derived from the Latin term for 'Amazing'. The term has been installed as the name of Mirum as the initial impression of the land of the nation was one of wonder and amazement. To most, this first impression still lasts to this day in the beauty of the natural world that encompasses the nation. However, many believe that 'Mirum' is derived from the Ancient Elven word 'Mira' meaning 'beautiful' or 'wonderful'. It should be noted that this word no longer has the same meaning in Modern Elven.

The correct demonyms are 'Mirian' (noun / adjective) and 'Mirians' (plural).

(NOTE!- This article section is out of date. An update is coming soon.)

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History



Mirum was founded in 1474, but has been inhabited by indigenous people (mainly Elves) since long before then. Prior to the arrival of the explorers, the indigenous population was mainly found in smaller cities located toward the mountains. Beginning in the early 14th century, Mirum was the site of many exploration missions, as the local mountains and forests seemed to be of much interest to explorers. As expeditions became more frequent, the explorers began to set up outposts from which they would stop at. Soon, these bases grew into frontier towns, which merged, and eventually rose up to become an independent nation, led by President Gregory Stevenson. The indigenous population, worried that the newcomers would take their homelands away from them, signed an agreement stating that the newly formed nation of Mirum would not do so. During the 16th century, Mirum's population boomed due to a large silver rush in the mountain regions, however, the Elven cities were not happy about this, and demanded that the treaty be upheld. The government of Mirum agreed, on one condition: the Elven cities would become a part of the republic. Later on, in the 17th century, limited mining rights were passed on to certain companies so long as they followed two conditions: the land around the mining sites would remain unaffected and the mines themselves would take up as little room as possible on the surface. In the late 18th century, Mirum went through a series of industrial revolutions, which ended in economic prosperity of Mirum and the development of many cities as well as the annexation of several overseas territories. By the early 19th century, Mirum was going through a golden age. Mirum's culture boomed and grew. However great and however peaceful the nation seemed to be, all good things must come to an end. By the time of the late 1930s, there grew an air of dissent. Some were beginning to become power hungry. On the eve of 25th of October, in 1937, the Mirian Civil war began, when far-right revolutionaries clashed with those of the far-left. The far-right were attempting to overthrow the government and put their political party in place with a dictatorship. The far-left were attempting to put a socialist democracy into power, and ensure that their socialist party would not dissolve from the government, but overtake all as the senior political party. The federal government, led by President Hugh Edwards, was alarmed by this, and sent in troops to stop the conflict and the attempted coups. The war dragged on for several years and saw measures such as the rebelling parties even going as far as attempting to break away from Mirum when all else failed and the federal government deploying bombers to decimate the rebelling territories. The war ended on July 23rd, 1945, when a mass firebombing of several rebelling cities forced the rebels into surrender. After the war, much construction was needed to be redone. The cities, having been pounded into near oblivion, were in ruin. So, newly-elected president Mason Sunstone created a project that would assist the nation in rebuilding, which was highly sucessful.

A Mirian City, Late 20th Century
The weary, war-torn, nation that was the Republic of Mirum desperately needed something to fix its mind on other than the facts of war. President Kathrine Haley had Mirum turn to the stars, and created the MSI (Mirian Space Initiative) in 1953. In March of 1953, Mirum launched the world's first satilite, Voyager 1, into orbit. After the success of several uncrewed spaceflights, Mirum put their first people in space in July of 1955 with the Astra Program. The MSI eventually put the first people on Luna in late 1959 and the first crew on Aries in 1973. Budget cuts in the 1980s to the MSI made Aries missions near impossible, restricting the MSI's missions to Luna. In the 2000s, Mirum became a hub of economic activity worldwide, despite the fact that most goods were imported. Improvements in civil rights made the population boom around 2010, and by the time of President Elmspirit's inception as president, Mirum was starting to be a beacon of hope and wonder for the world once more. Since President Elmspirit's inception, new legislation has been passed, increasing the overall quality of life for all Mirians and further increasing the happiness of the citizens of Mirum. Up until July 29th, 2021, Mirum had not gotten involved in any wars since the Mirian Civil War, when terrorist splinter cells that seemingly survived the Mirian Civil War resurfaced. In early December of 2021, the terrorist cells surrendered for the final time, and there was a brief bit of peace. On December 23rd, 2021, war ravaged the nation yet again, when an extraterrestrial forces attempted an invasion of the nation.

Demographic


Population
The hard-nosed population of 50 million Mirians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; however, they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt, and more socialist countries as idealistic extremists. The vast majority (65%) of Mirians are Human, however, different species are also present, such as Elves (28%), Dwarves (10%), and others (2%). Most of the Elven populace are native to Mirum, however, others are not.

Government



The medium-sized Mirian Government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 26.8%, but much higher for the wealthy. Foreign relations are mainly neutral, but hostilities have been seen in recent years.

Foreign Relations

RELATION STATUS
Nations with positive relations with Mirum:
-Valentine Z (Ally)

Nations with neutral relations with Mirum:
-Crossoveria
-Astares Amauricanum
-Arpasia
-Brancaland
-Astoria
-European Federation

Nations with cold relations with Mirum:
-Blackacre

Nations with hostile relations with Mirium:
-Drecha (At war with)

EMBASSIES
Nations with an embassy in Mirum:
-Crossoveria
-Astares Amauricanum
-Astoria
-European Federation

Nations with a Mirian Embassy:
-Crossoveria (Ambassador Tomas Dawnwhisper)
-Astares Amauricanum (Ambassador Xue Grisk)
-Arpasia (Ambassador Tobias Faymann)
-Astoria (Ambassador Amya von Rosenholz)
-European Federation (Ambassador Raymond Liodan)

Economy



The Mirian economy, worth 9 trillion Mirian Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Agriculture, Basket Weaving, Beverage Sales, Book Publishing, and Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average Annual Income is 104,005 Mirian Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens. The government takes up 16% of the Mirian Economy for a total annual budget of around 837.440 billion Mirian Pounds. One Mirian Pound is equivalent to ten NationStates International Dollars (NSD), as well as (due to the Mirian Gold Standard) 16.72 grams of gold. Due to the widespreadness of the internet and its very high levels of accessibility, all stock markets and a majority of banks can be found online, minus the Federal Exchange and First Republic Bank of Mirum (the national stock exchange and the national bank, respectively). This is not to say that there are no in-person banks or stock exchanges, rather, most of them can be found online in addition to in person.

Geography and Climate



The Celadon Forest

Mirum is a country in the western portion of the North Magnus continent, stretching from the Cerulean Sea on the south and west, to the Grey Mountains in the north, and the Celadon Forest in the east. The Celadon Forest spans the entire nation, covering most of the southwest coastline and up past the most northern reaches of the Grey Mountains in the north, making it easily the single largest feature in all of Mirum. As with the environmentalist policies of the country, most of the forest is untouched and well preserved, save for the few large cities and other places scattered across the nation. There is a small desert (~1,200 mi) toward the northwest coastline that borders the Grey Mountains and Celadon Forest, but is uninhabited. The desert's name is the Golden Sand Desert. The largest river in Mirum, the Portmont Bay River, is about 600 miles long, and it empties into the Cerulean Sea. There are three major watersheds of Mirum- the Great Spring Watershed, the Cerulean Watershed, and the Western Watershed.

The vast majority of Mirum's climate can be described as temperate and coastal, as temperatures range from about 85F in the summer and -10F in the winter. Average year-round temperature is about 50F. The average amount of rainfall per year is around about 45 inches per year. Spring weather (temperatures ranging from 25F -- 45F on average and higher rain chances) lasts around four months of the year. Summer weather (temperatures ranging from 65F -- 85F on average and lower rain chances) lasts around two months of the year. Autumn weather (temperatures ranging from 40F-65F on average and lower rain chances) lasts around four months of the year. Winter weather (temperatures ranging from -10F -- 45F on average and lower rain chances) lasts around two months of the year. All of this helps boost Mirum's already excellent agricultural sector, as grains like wheat and oats (the #1 and #2 crops in the nation besides berries) are quite well suited for this kind of weather.


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