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The Empire of Picairn


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Motto: Peace - Progress - Prosperity



A map of the Atlantis continent, divided between the British, Spanish and Portugese Empires in 1489. The Empire of Picairn would later gain independence from the British and unify the continent.
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Population: 352 million (2020 Census)
-Density: 375 per km2


Capital: Stormridge
Largest City: New Birmingham


Official Language: English



National Language: English, Spanish, Portugese, French


Demonym: Picairnian

Government: Constitutional Monarchy
- Monarch: Emperor Audecator Menellia (Menellia I)
- Prime Minister: Arthur D. Gladstone
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Joseph B. Charleston
- Chief Justice: William C. Pennington


Legislature: Parliament
- Upper House: House of Lords
- Lower House: House of Representatives


Establishment: from the British, Spanish and Portugese Empires
Independence: August 6th, 1780


Land Area: ~361,992 mile˛ (estimated)
~937,560 km˛ (estimated)
Water Area: ~93,756 km˛
Water: 10%


Elevation
Highest Point: Mount Delgrado (2536 meters from the sea level)
Lowest Point: The Atlantica Plain (20 meters from the sea level)


GDP (nominal): $40,362 trillion (2020)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $114,661.35 (2020)


Human Development Index (NS Version): 85.96 very high. Top 7% (2020)


Currency: Picairnian Dollar


Time Zone: UTC-2


Drives on the: right


Calling code: +45


Internet TLD: .pn


Picairn

The Empire of Picairn commonly called Picairn, is a Constitutional Monarchy in Atlantis. It is an island nation, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Picairn covers 937,560 square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 352 million. Picairn comprises of 13 provinces and 3 territories.

The Empire of Picairn is currently the second strongest superpower in the world, closely trailing behind the United States. It is a permanent member on the UN Security Council, as well as a signatory of the NATO Treaty. Picairn also has membership in the WTO and various economic organizations.

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The name of the Empire, Picairn, is a distortion of the word "LinkPitcairn", which was taken on from a place of Pictish-Gaelic origin, in Fife.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Picairn is as a "PICAIRNIAN".

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The Summer Palace, where His Majesty Menellia I resides.
The Parliament of Picairn.

The Empire of Picairn is a constitutional monarchy, which is a form of government where a monarch—the Emperor or Empress—acts as the head of state within the parameters of a written or unwritten constitution. In a constitutional monarchy, political power is shared between the monarch and a constitutionally organized government such as a parliament. Constitutional monarchies are the opposite of absolute monarchies, in which the monarch holds all power over the government and the people. The Empire of Picairn's Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and closely models the US Constitution and the UK Parliament on which it was inspired.
The citizens of Picairn are subject to three levels of government: national, provincial and local.

Local Government (Counties): Administers police and fire forces, as well as other public works. Protects private property rights.

Provincial and Municipal Government: Responsible for maintainence of infrastructure, and collection of taxes.

National Government: Headquartered in the capital Stormridge, the national government is responsible for national defense, foreign policy, and guarantees basic human rights that the regions cannot override, many of which are listed in the Picairn Bill of Rights. It is also responsible for regulating inter-regional and international commerce. Since 1945, the Ministry of Science has been responsible for coordinating and funding scientific research into a wide array of fields, notably nuclear power and weaponry, space technology, and renewable energy.

The national government is composed of three branches:

Executive: The Emperor serves as Picairn's Head of State and performs official and ceremonial duties, while the Prime Minister is the Head of Government and holds actual power. The Emperor still retains some reserve powers, such as veto-ing legislative bills (though ill-advised), appointing cabinet members and Supreme Court Justices, and being commander-in-chief of the Picairnian military. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister appoints (and may dismiss) all other Cabinet members and ministers, and co-ordinates the policies and activities of all government departments, and the staff of the Civil Service.

Legislative: The Parliament is made up of the House of Lords and the House of Representatives. It is the ultimate law-making organ of the State and have the power to make laws, declare war, allocate funds from the national Treasury, and approve treaties.

Judicial: Made up of the Supreme Court and lower provincial courts. Has the power of judicial review, and is the highest legal authority after the Constitution.

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Rank: Top 9% (2020)
Currency: Picairnian Dollar
Fiscal Year: 2020


GDP (nominal): $40,362 trillion (2020)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $114,661.35 (2020)
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