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Introduction

THE KINGDOM OF MIZIALAND


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Motto: "Non inultus premor"


National Anthem: LinkDitanyè (l'Hymne de la Victoire)



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Population:28,780,230 (2019 estimate)


Capital:Heleventia
Largest City: St. Louis


Official Language: French, Dutch and German


Demonym:Mizia


Government
- Prime Minister (Head of Government): Ben Vilke (elected October 2016)
- Monarch (Head of State): HM Sophie Vincent


Legislature: La Frachière


Establishment: 17 April 1912


Area: 119,024km²


Elevation
Highest Point: Mt. Eisenhoff (4,500 m)
Lowest Point: Lake Baa (-180 m)


GDP (nominal):USD 1,437,047 million
GDP (nominal) per capita:USD 55,692


Human Development Index (NS Version): 92.21 (2018)


Currency: Franc


Time Zone:GMT +1


Drives on the:Right


Calling code: + 41


Internet TLD:.mz

THE KINGDOM OF MIZIALAND (French: La Mize, Dutch: Mizialand, German: Mizialand) is a constitutional monarchy classified as 'Liberal Democratic Socialists' (2018) located in Western Lorecia, Astyria.

The northern portion of the country is bordered by the Euskania mountain range while the southern region is flat. Most of the population is concentrated on the central plateau and southern coast. The capital is Heleventia and the largest city is St. Louis.

The Kingdom was established on 17th April 1912 after Guérin Vincent overthrew the Sanchez Dynasty which then culminated in a civil war that lasted for the next three years. In 1918, Guérin Vincent established the concept Mizia welfare state, one of the first states in the continent to do so. However, civil and political rights were suppressed with the supporters of the Sanchez dynasty and the supporters of Republicanism either imprisoned or killed. The country made massive strides in term of health and education in the next few decades but unemployment and economic stagnation fueled civil unrest which culminated in anti establishment movements in the 1960s that were brutally suppressed. During the 1980s Queen AmberLynn LaPierre Vincent initiated the policies of State capitalism and special economic zone to successfully start economic growth. She also brought in the The Representation of People Act, an act which gave wide local powers to communes. Growth rate averaging over 12% for next two decades transformed the Kingdom into a wealthy, self-sufficient country. Mizialand remained one of the fastest growing economies in Astyria for much of its history; however a significant setback in December 2012 sent the country into a three year long recession which ended only in September 2015. The recession was triggered by a balance of payments and debt crises and average growth during this period was -1.5%. However, the country picked up growth in 2015 and is now enjoying a healthy growth rate of 2.5%.

Mizialand is unique in the aspect that for the last 100 years, since the fall of the Sanchez dynasty all its rulers have been women. The marriage of HRH's brother Pierre Vincent to long time friend Hélène Vincent (née Françoise) and his subsequent withdrawal to any claim to the throne, puts Her Highness Hélène Vincent as the next in line to throne, thereby meaning that a woman will succeed HRH Sophie Vincent, in line with the trend of last 100 years.

For much of its history, Mizialand was a "semi constitutional monarchy" with Her Majesty's Government often describing itself as "one of the last remaining absolute monarchies, resistant to the interludes of time and winds of change". In 2016, HRH Queen Sophie Vincent abolished the absolute power of her throne and converted Mizialand into a "centrist parliamentary democracy". Thereafter the country became a constitutional Monarchy and held its first ever nation wide elections. The National Union for Democracy and Freedom emerged as the single largest party and Mr. Ben Vilke was elected as the Prime Minister. This transition has been hailed by the press and World Assembly as "remarkable" and "one of the most successful, not to mention overly peaceful of our times".

Mizialand has very high HDI of 92, which is one of the highest in Astyria. According to World Assembly, it is the healthiest country in Astyria. It maintains a very strong social welfare system providing universal healthcare and tertiary education for its citizens. It ranks highly in health care, public transport, income equality among other. Civil and political freedom have improved considerably in the recent years. Mizialand is a member of the Imperion Coalition and the LinkLorecian Community .

Readers may please note the following about the factbook:

  • Topics pertaining to Geography i.e. Climate and Geography are outdated and may not represent the present canon.

  • The information on the LinkII Wiki page complements and supplements the factbook.

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