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The Republic of Port Ember - Wikipedia

The Republic of Port Ember

National Flag


Coat of Arms


Motto: Industry, Progress, Wealth


Location Oceania - Pacific Ocean


Population: 2 Billion
Density: 1.637/km²


Capital & Largest City: Port Ember Megalopolis


Official Language: English; Esperanto



National Language: English; Esperanto


Demonym: Port Emberian

Government:
- President: Edward Flint
- Vice President: Charles Vane
- Speaker of the House: Neal Churchill
- Chief Justice: Victoria Týr


Legislature: Parliament
- Upper House: National Council
- Lower House: National Assembly


Establishment: from the United Kingdom
Independence: 05 Novemver 1950


Area:
Land Area: 807,041 km²
Water Area: 200,000km²
Water %: 25%


Elevation
Highest Point: 3,027m above sea level
Lowest Point: 0m above sea level


GDP (nominal): $91,563,974,365,992.66
GDP (nominal) per capita: $44,796.46


Human Development Index: 84.94


Currency: Aurum


Time Zone: UTC + 10


Drives on the: Left


Calling code: +277


Internet TLD: .pe


PORT EMBER

The Republic of Port Ember, commonly called Port Ember, is a Island nation and a Constitutional Republic in the norternmost Oceania. To its north lies Japan, to the south lies Papua Neu Genuia, to the west lies the Philipines and to the extreme east lies the Americas. Port Embers covers 807,041 square kilometers and has an estimated population of two billion citizens. Administratively, Port Ember comprises of four states and the Colony of Braziliztan.

Port Ember belongs to the World Assembly. Port Ember is a Regional Power and plays a large role in international free trade, and is known for exerting political pressure on foreign nations in order to defend capitalism. It recently intervened militarily to defend the Ashmore Islands from genocide. Furthermore Port Ember has recently joined the war on international terrorism.

Etymology

The Ember Archipalego was named after an extremely rare mineral (named the Ember) discovered on the islands (was only ever found on these islands). The mineral is a stone which resembles a burning ember, which is always cold to the touch, even when heat is applied to it.

Therefore the Nation was named after the name of the islands it comprised of- and added "Port" as the suffix, since the historical importance the port on the island has always playes in the history of the nation.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Port Ember is as a "Port Emberian."

History

Port Ember is an Island Nation State with a long and complicated history, all linked to a central theme - the ocean. The ocean has influenced the lives and events of all who have inhabited the island and continues to do so today. Furthermore the history of Port Ember is a bloody tale.

First Inhabitants

Archeological evidence suggests that the first inhabitants of the Ember Islands, inhabited the islands over roughly the period of 800ad until 1100ad. It is impossible to determine the origins of the original inhabitants of the island due to very little evidence found. What is clear is that the first inhabitants was skilled farmers and raiders. What puzzles historians till this day is the unexplained dissapearance of these first inhabitants. Evidence found suggests the first inhabitants dissapeared around 1100ad.

The Ember Islands Kingdom

The second wave of inhabitants arrived on the island on 1200ad. These inhabitants were former slaves and prisoners from japan, when a Japanese slave ship sank near the island. The slaves and prisoners washed upon the shores of the island and killed the rest of the surviving crew members. Data suggests that approximately 200 slaves and prisoners washed upon the island.

The former slaves and prisoners found that the island was an excellent hiding place from their old masters due to the dense rain forests, and a excellent place to carve out a new life due to the abundance of food (fruits,fish and animals) and fresh water. They created a village on the western shores of the island, which was named Satoshi, as a gesture of defiance and mockery as the ship on which they traveled when it sank was named Satoshi.

It was during this time that an extremely rare mineral was discovered- which was named Ember. A stone which resembles a burning ember, but always cold to the touch, even if direct heat is applied to it. The new settlers then named the island Ember Island in honour of this stone.

Soon after the island saw an massive increase of settlers as thousands of escaped slaves and fugitives (majority from nearby asia) fled to the island in search of freedom.

This caused a population boom on the island, and violence. Due to the fact that no government existed and the nature of the new settlers, violence erupted in Satoshi. The village was completely lawless and murders, robberies and rape was a daily occurance.

It was around this time that one of the original settlers - Naruto Hishima declared himself king in an effort to curb the violence and lawlessness. He raised a militia to enforce peace on the streets. He further forced his new subjects to establish new villages around the island in an effort to decentralise the population to reduce crime.

The kingdom never flourished as the new villages declared themselves independant soon after they were established. This lead to the first Kingdom of Ember Island civil war over period 1230 - 1233. The king was killed during the war and his son, Iro Hishima ascended to the throne. King Iro crushed the rebellion soon after he ascended to the throne. King Iro adopted an aggressive approach to the outside world, in order to unite his subjects.

This was a bloody period where the kingdom conducted many raids and acts of piracy on the nearby asian countries. The following centuries involved many more civil wars and lawfullness on the island.

British Anexation

Great Britain annexed the island from the Kingdom in 1500. The kingdom was devestated by the gunpowder technology and diseases brought by the British.

The British established an important trading outpost on the southern side of the island, in the massive natural deap sea harbour known as the Komodo Bay. The trading post was named Gaz Town (after the then governor Henery Gaz). The outpost quickly burst into a massive settlement as the island is located on the trade sea lanes between asia, oceania and europe. The settlement sold food and rum and other supplies to passing merchant ships.

Age of Piracy

Around 1600 the Ember Islands was a thriving British colony due to the massive amount of merchant ships using the island as a rest and supply shop. During this time many pirates came to the island from all around the world. The governor of the island was either too corrupt or weak to counter the rising power of the pirates. Gaz town turned into a pirate paradise where pirates flew their black flags proudly and without fear. The pirates plundered the nearby congested sea lanes at an unrelentless and unforging pace.

Pirate Paradise

Great Britain send a new governor to the island in order to tame the lawlessness. The new governer executed a pirate captain on his first day, which is known as the Black Incident. The pirates retaliated and slaughtered the entire British garrison and the governer, and declared themselves independant. The pirates created an consurtiom known as the Copperbeard Consortiom.

The new consortiom continued pillaging the trade routes relentlessly for many years. The British empire finaly managed to destroy the pirate resistance in 1720 and resumed control of the islands.

Golden Age of Trade

Ember Island flourished in trade when a new shipyard opened on the island and manufactured a massive amount of new ships. The islands unique position allowed it easy acces to both european and asian goods. Piracy and smuggling activities continued, however on a much smaller and covert scale when compared to the Piracy Age.

World Wars

Ember Island fought in both world wars as part of the Commonwealth forces on the side of the Allies. Its largest contibution by far was that of its navy and earned many battle honours.

Republic of Port Ember

Ember Island gained its independance from Great Britian in 1950. The new country renamed itself to the Republic of Port Ember. It changed the name of Gaz Town to Port Ember City. The name of the city changed again to Port Ember Megalopolis when it was classified as a Super City.

Colonisation of Braziliztan

Port Ember delcared war against Braziliztan on 01 July 2018 and invaded her on 03 July 2018 due to a long political crises peaking with Braziliztan holding Port Ember tourists as slave labour. After defeating Braziliztan, it became a colony of Port Ember as per agreement (Resolution 714).

Geography

The Nation of Port Ember is comprised of the Ember Archipelago - a group of two large islands and an estimated 250 smaller islands and isle's.

Geographically the Ember Archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean on the northern end of Oceania. Papua New Guenea lies to its south, Japan to its north, Phillipines to the west and to the extreme east - the Americas.

Geographical Summary

Name: Ember Archipelago (commonly refered to the as the Ember Islands).

Ocean: Pacific Ocean

Location: Oceania

Total Islands/Isles: Approximately 250

Area: 807,041 km2

Major Islands: Ember Island North; Ember Island South

Highest Elevation: 3,027 m

Highest Point: Waukeen's Throne

Geology & Geography

The Ember Islands have a total area of 1000,000 km2, 40% of which is ocean. There are an estimated 250 islands. The largest two islands, Ember Island North and Ember Island South are very well developed and highly populated. The other many small islands are mostly uninhabited.

The islands are tropical islands, covered with tropical rain forests, grasslands, swamplands and one mountanious area named Waukeen's Throne on Ember Island South.

Geographically the Ember Archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean on the northern end of Oceania. Papua New Guenea lies to its south, Japan to its north, Phillipines to the west and to the extreme east - the Americas.

Fauna of Ember Islands:

The Ember Islands have a rich diversity of animals and are mostly found on Ember Island South, where almost half the island is a National Wild Life Reserve named the Ember National Game Reserve. The following annimals can be found on the islands (sorted alphabetically):

Bats, Black Bear, Bird of Paradise, Boar, Buffalo, Cassowary, Chicken, Coral Reef Fish (various), Crab, Crocodile, Crow, Deer, Dingo, Eagle (Black & Fish), Goat, Jellyfish, Komodo Dragon, Lemur, Leopard, Macaque Monkey, Manta Ray, Moray Eel, Panther, Perch, Pig, River Fish (various), Salmon, Sea Turtle, Seagull, Shark (Great White & Bull), Snake (Pit Viper), Tapir, Tiger (Golden & Sumatran), Tortoise (Galapagos & Grand) and Vulture.

The native Port Emberian's are also known as great dog lovers and many domesticated dogs calls the islands home.

Flora of Ember Islands

The Ember Islands has a rich diversity tropical biodiversity (plants). It has a Tropical Plantlife biodiversity.

Common trees found on the islands includes Oak, Rosewood, Mahogany, Ebony and Bamboo.

The islands is rich in natural food sources from trees and plants like: acerola cherry, avocado, banana, bitter orange, breadfruit, carambola (starfruit), chironja (orangelo—a combination of orange and pomelo), coconut, cucumber, frambuesa (raspberries), grapefruit, guanábana (soursop), guava, guineos niño (ladyfinger bananas), jobo (yellow mombin), key lime, lemon, lime, mamey (apple-like), quenepa (lychee-like), Mandarin orange, mango, nance (wild cherry), okra, orange, papaya, passion fruit, pineapple, pomarosa (tropical apple), pomegranate, sea grape, tamarind, tomato and watermelon.

Climate

The Ember Islands has a Tropical Climate and do not have traditional seasons (summer, autumn, winter, spring), or even wet and dry seasons. The only recognised "season" is Monsoon Season, a period between January and March known for serious tropical monsoons and storms.

The Ember Islands is a humid area (80% average) and a average of 30° degrees celcius year round. It rains every day late afternoon year round, except for monsoon season where it can rain non stop for days.

The Ember Islands is an environmental paradise, with pearly white beaches, lush and evergreen rainforsests and an abundance of thriving fauna & flora. The Ember National Game Reserve attracts tourists and scholars alike from all over the world.


Map of Ember Island North & South

Demographics

Population

Port Ember has a population of 2 Billion citizens. Of these, 80% is native Port Emberians, and 20% naturalised foreigners.

Language

The two main languages in use (and classified as the recognised languages) is English and Esperanto. The many foreigners does speak their home language in their personal capacity however, and includes Afrikaans, German, French, Spanish and Portugese.

Religion

See main article: Waukeenism

The national recognised religion of Port Ember is Waukeenism - The goddess of trade & wealth. However a massive majority of the nation is secular, but even they would pay some form of lip service to Waukeen from time to time. There is also a minor presence of christians, muslims and jews on the islands. Port Ember fully supports freedom of religion.

Race

The native Port Emberians is a unique race, whom was formed by marriage and breeding between the droves of privateers who immigrated to the Ember Islands from the 1500's. The islands attracted nationalities such as the British, Irish, French, Gerrman, Spanish, Portugese, Dutch and Japanese. With a long history of mixing and marriage- the new race of Port Emberians was eventually born, with a unique but shared cultural and historical background.

Largest Cities

Rank

City

Metro area population

Province

1

Port Ember Megalopolis

1 Billion

Port Province

2

Thurston City

400 Million

Thurston Province

3

Amanaki City

300 Million

Amanaki Province

4

Beras City

200 Million

Beras Province

Government & Politics

Government of Port Ember

See Main Article: Government of Port Ember

Port Ember is a parliamentary republic, although unlike most such republics the President is both head of state and head of government, and depends for his tenure on the confidence of Parliament. The executive, legislature and judiciary are all subject to the supremacy of the Constitution, and the superior courts have the power to strike down executive actions and acts of Parliament if they are unconstitutional.

The National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, consists of 400 members and is elected every five years by a system of party-list proportional representation.

The National Council, the upper house, consists of fourty members, with each of the four Provincial legislatures electing ten members.

After each parliamentary election, the National Assembly elects one of its members as President; hence the President serves a term of office the same as that of the Assembly, normally five years. No President may serve more than two terms in office. The President appoints a Deputy President and Ministers, who form the Cabinet which consists of Departments and Ministries. The President and the Cabinet may be removed by the National Assembly by a motion of no confidence.

Politics of Port Ember

The following major laws/policies defines the current political climate in Port Ember:

- Devolution. Government power is substantially delegated to the local provinces.

- Freedom of Speech

- Term Limits Elected representatives must leave office after a legally mandated amount of time.

- Lawfull Same-Sex Marriage

- Polygamy. Citizens may have multiple spouses.

- Euthanasia. Citizens are legally entitled to end their lives.

- Compulsory Organ Harvesting. Citizens have no say in the medical use of their bodies after death.

- Capital Punishment

- Free Market Capitalism

- Maternity Leave. Women receive paid leave from employment for childbirth.

- No Anti Drug Laws

- Weapons of Mass Destruction. The nation claims the legal right to use WMDs.

- Climate Treaty. The nation is a signatory to an international climate treaty.

The following political parties is represented in the current parliament:

New Gold Front Party: 288 Seats (out of 400). The current ruling party, with an absolute majority, led by the current President - Edward Flint. This party stands mainly for pro-business laws and effenciency models in society with minimal interferece.

Freedom Front Party: 44 Seats (out of 400). The current official opposition party. This party stands mainly for civil liberties and human rights.

Nationalist Party: 27 Seats (out of 400). Mainly stands for nationalism, military power and international influence.

Industrial Party 17 Seats (out of 400). Previous ruling party, who have lost majority of its seats to the NGF in the previous election. Many speculates that this party will merge with the NGF in the near future, as the Industrial party has similar views to the ruling NGF, with more decisive policies and popular support. Critics have called the Industrial Party "Redundant". Mainly stands for private industry and worker rights.

Holy Faith Party: 12 Seats (out of 400). Mainly stands for promoting the national religion of Waukeen.

Blue Blood Party: 12 Seats (out of 400). Mainly stands for high culture and education issues.

Foreign Relations and Military

Foreign Relations

Port Ember is a signatory to the Reichsburg Free Trade Agreement.

Port Ember Military

See Main Article: Port Ember Security Services

See Port Ember's weapon systems

The Port Ember Security Forces (PESF) is the official and legal armed forces of the Republic of Port Ember.

The PESF consists out of five armed Services, namely the Port Ember Navy; Port Ember Marines; Port Ember Army; Port Ember Air Force and Task Force 79.

Nation served: Republic of Port Ember
Founded: 1950
Number of Services:: 5
Size: 200 000 Permanent Force & 110 000 Reserve Force
Commander In Chief: President Edward Flint
Part of: Department of Defence (DOD)
Minister of Defence: Jan Breytenbach
Chief Security Forces: Marshal Heinrich Teach
Headquarters Security Forces House; Lilly Black Borough; Port Ember Megalopolis.

History

The Port Ember Security Forces is a fairly new armed force, being established in its current form, only 69 years ago in 1950, when Port Ember gained its Independence from Great Britian.

Port Ember's military history however, dates much further back than 1950. Today's PESF traces its origins, culture and history from the ancient and defunct Ember Island Kingdom, the Copperbeard Consortium (a united band of pirates) and the British Empire Armed Forces.

Structure

The Port Ember Security Forces is commanded by its Commander In Chief (CIC), who is the democratically elected President of the Republic. He/she delegates responsibility to the Department of Defence (DOD), led by the Minister of Defence. The daily command and control is then delegated to The Chief Security Forces (with the rank of Marshal, comparable to NATO OF10). The Security Forces is then divided into five services who directly awnsers to the Chief Security Forces.

Mandate

The PESF's main focus and objectives is the following:

- Defend the nations sovreign border and her citizens (Tied as Priority 1)
- Defend the nations Territorial and Economic Exlusive Zone (Tied as Priority 1).
- Defend Free Market Trading with foreign nations by defending Port Ember's shipping interests world wide.
- Enforce the governments foreign policy where diplomacy has failed.
- Support allied nations sovreignity and trade interests militarily where deemed neccesary by the government.
- Support foreign nations in terms of supplies and training where deemed neccesary by the government.
- Combat international terrorism.
- Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Relief
- Defend Port Ember's Colony of Braziliztan and its people.

Budget

Port Ember places the defence budget as a high priority in its expenditure plan. The current budget for 2019 is:

3 Trillion NSD
13% of the GDP

Economy

Economic Indicators

Rank: 100.00 (KGBOI)
Currency: Aurum
Fiscal Year: April - March


GDP (nominal): $92,076,976,881,407.55
GDP (nominal) per capita: $44,806.31
Unemployment: 2.57%

See main article: Port Ember Economy

Port Ember has a capitalist free market economy, the largest in the region and in the Top 10% globally. It also has a extremely high gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Port Ember has impressive low levels of poverty and unemployment, but is ranked in the top twenty percent of countries in the world for income inequality, measured by the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale with a score of 13.54.

Port Ember is a popular tourist destination, and a substantial amount of revenue comes from tourism.

Port Ember's main economical strength is its Trade of goods sector- being in the highest 1% of the world.

The economy is diverse and is a major player in the Arms munufacturing, Automobile, Beverages, Cheese, Information Technology and fishing industries.

In August 2018, Port Ember was ranked as the top Country of the Future by fDi magazine based on the country's economic potential, labour environment, cost-effectiveness, infrastructure, business friendliness, and foreign direct investment strategy.

The government actively pursues and promotes policies which increases ease to conduct business.

The low tax levels, scientific advanced culture, government policies and skilled populace is a major attracting factors for international corporations.

Port Ember is a signatory to the Reichsburg Free Trade Agreement.

The Financial Secrecy Index (FDI) ranks Port Ember in the Top 10% safest tax haven in the world.

Culture

See Main Article: Culture of Port Ember

Port Emberians has diverse and developed culture, with elements of British, Irish, French, Gerrman, Spanish, Portugese, Dutch and Japanese heritage. These cultures mixed well and the tropical island, pirate, naval and trader heritage and history combined to create the Port Emberian culture of today.

The modern Port Emberians are very westernised with a strong tropical islander flavour.

Arts

Port Ember is known for a large interest and variety of visual arts, and the large art industry and art galleries proves this point.

Port Ember has a massive literary arts sector with their book publishing industry being in the top 10% in the world. Fictional and educational books share a equal share on the market.

Popular Culture

The film production industry is a new and fast growing industry. The tropical island paradise environment combined with the rich history of the nation and the available wealth, is factors contributing to this sectors success and growth.

Music plays a large role on the islands and the most popular music is the native band's performing music in the uniqe Folk Sea Shanty; Folk Sea Music, and Folk Rock genres.

Cuisine

Port Emberian cuisine is diverse; foods from many cultures are enjoyed by all and especially marketed to tourists who wish to sample the large variety.

Tradition cuisine is heavily meat, seafood and tropical fruit based and has spawned the distinctively Port Emberian social gathering known as the braai, a variation of the barbecue. Port Emver has also developed into a major rum and beer producer.

Sports

The most popular sports in Port Ember is Rugby, Cricket and all manners of watersports (Yacht Racing, Surfing, speed boat racing etc).

A new emerging and fast growing sport is Mixed Martial Arts, which have recently received state support.

Infrastructure

Port Ember is a highly developed and industrialised nation. Both islands have world class infrastructure in place.

Energy

Port Ember produces enough energy to meet its own demands. Port Ember is a signatory to an International Climate Treaty, and has managed to completely convert to green power.

Energy sources in 2018 was: 60% Hydroelectricity; 20% Geothermal electricity; 20% other green technologies (wind/solar).

Port Ember is a signatory to an International Climate Treaty and several other treaties promoting biodiversity, low emission standards, water management, and the renewable energy commercialisation. The country's household recycling rate is among the highest in the world—at around 65%.

Science & Technology

Port Ember is a global leader in science and technology as its achievements in the fields of science and technology have been significant. Research and development efforts form an integral part of the economy. The Nobel Prize has been awarded to 114 Port Emberian laureates. It produces the highest number of graduates in science and engineering. In the beginning of the 20th century, Port Ember laureates had more awards than those of any other nation, especially in the sciences (physics, chemistry, and physiology, engineering, nautical sciences or medicine).

A new campus of Loro Language School, a new international language University - based in Ko-oren, has recently opened within the Musk Borough of Port Ember Megalopolis, offering language education in English, Espertanto, French, Dutch, Japanese, Portugese, Spanish, Chinese, German, Russian, Greek, Indonesian, and Hindi.

Transport

With a population of 2 billion people, its road network is among the densest in the world. The motorway network ranks as the third-largest worldwide in length and is known for its lack of a general speed limit.

Port Ember has established a polycentric network of high-speed trains. The InterCityExpress or ICE network serves major cities with speeds up to 300 km/h (190 mph).

There is 4 large airports servicing the islands, one in each major city.

The Port of Port Ember Megalopolis is one of the largest container ports in the world.

National Symbols

National Colours.

The National Colours of Port Ember is Blue, Red and White.

Blue symbolises the nations connection with the ocean. As an island nation, the ocean is connected to the nations livelyhood and is seen as it's "blood" - due to its importance.

Red symbolises the nations extremely violent past and the blood which was spilled. It was these deaths of both nationals and foreigeners alike which build the future for the Republic. Furthermore it symbolises the prosperity and passion of the nation.

White symbolises the purity of the nations intentions- to accumalate wealth. It also symbolises its faith in cleanliness and wisdom.

National Animal.

The komodo dragon is the national animal, celebrating its rarity and uniqeness.

National Sea Animal.

The Great White Shark is the national sea animal celebrating the nations maritime past and its ferocity.

National Bird.

The Fish Eagle is the national bird, celebrating its mysterious and majestic nature. The eagles call is highly revered.

National Plant.

The Red Cactus is the national plant, celebrating ita survavability against all odds and its ability to prospour where others will whither and die.

National Tree.

The Mahogony Tree is the national tree, celebrating the nations rich history in ship building.

National Mineral.

The Ember is the national mineral, celebrating the fact that this stone is only found on the Ember Islands.

National Dish.

There is no one national dish as the nation has a wide range of dishes which is unique. Many cookbooks have been written to celebrate this fact.

OOC: This wiki is ever expanding, so check back every now and then. Furthermore the content is only basic summaries, in depth factbooks regarding each topic will still be developed and linked here. This is a long term WIP so bear with me.

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