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Goldonia

Republic of Goldonia


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Motto: "Together we stand."


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Location


Capital

Goneta

Largest city

Letrougrat



Official language

Goldonian



Recognized national languages

Goldonian
Eastern Terrabyinan
Ankiresan
Masluiya



Demonym(s)

Goldonian



Government

Unitary presidential constitutional republic

- President

Semyon S. Gots

- Deputy President

Matias Roker

- Presiding Officer of the Senate

Emren be-Talecra

- Speaker of the House

Florenzie de Yon

- Chief Justice

Vladimir G. Suzdilou



Legislature

National Assembly

- Upper house

Senate

- Lower house

House of Representatives



History

- Independence

7 August 1856

- Bloody Wednesday coup

25 July 1867

- First parliamentary period

1886–1940

- De facto presidential rule

1940–1946

- Second parliamentary period

1946–1959

- March of 18th September

18 September 1959

- Current constitution

14 August 1964



Area

- Total area

~450,000 km˛



Population

- 2020 estimate

92,348,193

- 2015 census

88,700,439

- Density

205.2/km˛



Elevation

- Highest point

- Lowest point



GDP (nominal)

- Total

9,313,777,000,000 GLP (3,725,510,800,000 USD)
[1 USD = ~2.5 GLP]

- Per capita

100,855 GLP (40,342 USD)



General Development Index (NS Version)

73.72



Currency

Goldonian parrel (GLP)



Time zone

TMT+2 (Terranova Mean Time + 2 hours)



Driving side

left



Calling code

+47



EquiNet TLD

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Goldonia (Link/ɡəlˈdoʊniə/), officially the Republic of Goldonia, is a nation situated in the northern latitudes of the planet of Equinox composed of the eponymous island of Goldonia and its surrounding smaller islands. Being an island nation with no land borders, it is surrounded by various bodies of water that separate it from the much larger nations of Terrabuena to the west, Angiris to the south, and Itnousia to the northeast. With a population of over 92 million, it can be regarded as a particularly populous nation for its size, only covering an area of roughly 450,000 square kilometers. Its government meets to discuss matters of state in its coastal capital city Goneta, with Letrougrat being its largest city.

With a history of conflict and competition between various native polities and domination by various different foreign empires, Goldonia is home to multiple ethnic groups, including native Goldonians, descendants of colonists from Terrabuena, Angiris, and Itnousia, and native Masluis who hail from Masluiyet, a smaller island to the southwest of the island of Goldonia. It gained independence in August 1856 in the aftermath of a successful uprising, and a new and unstable though relatively democratic government was established. This setup did not last for long, however, and it was overthrown in the Bloody Wednesday coup of 1867. What followed was a period of military or military-influenced civilian rule that lasted until 1886 when a new constitution establishing a firm parliamentary system and limiting the role of the military was ratified and adopted.

Between 1886 and 1922, Goldonia was ruled by a series of relatively unstable parliamentary governments that nonetheless were able to maintain democratic governance and the rule of law, with the military generally staying out of national politics. Relative stability was felt in the 1920s, and in 1929 the Conservative-dominated government appointed the young but vocal Victor Cortwe, a civic nationalist who believed in greater executive authority and strengthening the military in order to help defend Goldonia against perceived foreign threats, as prime minister. The 1930s saw the return of instability as the government was bitterly divided between the Conservatives and other groups led by the National-Liberals, with the Conservatives regaining the upper hand in 1940 when, despite his new position's ceremonial nature, Prime Minister-turned-President Victor Cortwe began to effectively rule the nation with a firm but fair grip due to strong Conservative support.

With Cortwe no longer in power and de facto parliamentary rule restored, the election of 1949 produced yet another unstable and divisive political environment as tensions between Cortwists (generally conservatives and nationalists, with some liberals) and anti-Cortwists (generally liberals and various leftists) increased. This tension eventually reached a breaking point in September 1959 when the anti-Cortwist People's Labor/National-Liberal government was overthrown in a coup carried out by Cortwist officers within the military, which had previously been reinvigorated under Cortwe. This shocked the nation, which had not seen a coup since 1886, and opposition to the Cortwist junta steadily increased. Eventually, the junta gave in and initiated a transition period during which a new constitution was written. This constitution, which replaced the parliamentary system with a presidential one and still is in effect today, was ratified and adopted in 1964 and was soon followed by the 1964 presidential and legislative elections.

Today, Goldonia is a unitary presidential republic. A key founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement of Equinox (NAME), it takes a generally active but non-aggressive role in international affairs. It enforces universal male conscription, maintains a space program, and holds and reserves the right to use nuclear weapons. Its southern areas and smaller islands are known for being popular tourist destinations, and its capital and various southern cities are major hotspots for maritime trade.

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