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Crossoveria

Republic of Crossoveria
al-Jumhūrīyah al-Korosofiya



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Coat of Arms


Motto:
Fraternity, Diversity, the Crossoverian Brotherhood!


National Anthem: LinkHumat Al Hima


Location:


Population: 88,563,713
-Density: 1022.07798/km˛


Capital: Crossoveriapolis
19.5751° N, 55.9372° W
Largest City: Assateague


Ethnicity:
32% Anthro
30% Perisan
23% Arab
10% Indian
5% other


Official Language: Crossoveriaanz



National Languages:
Animalese
Farsi
Arabic
English
Simlish
Hindi


Religion:
55% Islam (official)
- 75% Shia
- 25% Sunni
42% Hefflism
- 62% Grieg
- 38% Gurban
Folk/Other (3%)


Demonym: Crossoverian

Government: Unitary Baldemorist Presidential Republic
- Supreme Leader: Waldemar Rochester
- President: Hamad bin Ahmad Al Meskin
- Vice President: Tariq Al Akhtar
- Speaker: Almonzo Kyriakou
- Chief Justice: Gustav Diekmeyer


Legislature: Crossoverian Law House
- Upper House: Secretarial House
-Lower House: Representative House


Establishment: February 17, 1099 (kingdom)
July 21, 1954 (Republic of Crossoveria)


Land Area: 999,618,102 mile˛
2,588,999 km˛
Water Area: 42,718.4835 km˛
Water %: 1.65


Elevation
Highest Point: 1,531 ft
Lowest Point: -523 ft


GDP (nominal): $23 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: $12,462


Human Development Index (NS Version):0.888


Currency: Crossoverian Rials


Time Zone:(UTC: -16:30)


Drives on the: right


Calling code: +98


Internet TLD:.cro

Crossoveria, officially the Republic of Crossoveria, is an island country located in Southcentral Asia, surrounded entirely by the Arabian Sea with the Arab Peninsula to the Northwest and India to its East. The land covers 2,588,999 square kilometers with a census estimated population of 88 million people. Crossoveria is composed of 60 provinces, two of which are smaller islands on the east of Crossoveria, as well as smaller islands of the coasts, known as the Leaf Islands.

Crossoveria's history dates back to the beginning of time, where an asteroid impact caused a genetic mutation to animals affected by the impact, which gave them human traits before the existence of humans even existed. These animals would be known as the Anthro ethnic group, which were living in sixty different tribes before unifying into a monarchy in 2500 BC. This monarchy isolated itself from the rest of the world for centuries afterward, until in 1097, when a voyage led by Tariq Al Barakeh from the Great Seljuk Empire landed on the Crossoverian Isles. Two years later, the country became world-famous for the anthropomorphic population and tolerable weather. Massive migration from Persia, the Arab Peninsula, Africa, and India increased during the 1400's, and so did the number of Muslims in the country, establishing Crossoveria as an Islamic country by the 1500's. It was also around this time where the anthro started to lose power and cultural identity, with it becoming apparent when the royalty was forcefully transferred to humans from Leo Sagittarius in 1572. From then until 1954, Crossoveria has been plagued by corruption and nepotism, suffering a severe food shortage in 1690. In the 1800's, Crossoveria's major cities started to industrialize rapidly under the watch of King Gamal I, who stated that this modernization had been intended to benefit the population. However, much of the population were still living in serious poverty, and by the 1950's, state corruption in the monarchy and the lack of basic services for the people led to a popular revolution in the summer of 1954, leading to the overthrow of the monarchy, thus creating of the modern-day Republic. Kais Al Abidine Baldemore, a major political figure in the Revolution, became the country's first Supreme Leader, a position he held until his assassination.

The Crossoverian government is considered a mix of theocracy and presidential democracy. Democratic elections are held for the Presidency, but the ultimate authority is vested in an autocratic "Supreme Leader", a position held by Waldemar Rochester since early 2021. Since the Revolution in 1954, Crossoveria's authoritarian government has been the subject of controversy, attracting widespread criticism for its abysmal human rights record, discrimination of anthros, alleged sponsorship of terrorism including the ACE, massive censorship, and its crackdowns against protests in the country. It has also drawn criticism for its direct and indirect involvement in conflicts and civil wars in the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Africa, which has been recurring since the 1960's and continues to this day. Because of all these factors, the government has faced widespread opposition at home and abroad, especially in the United States, who is seen as Crossoveria's largest adversary by many.

Crossoveria is home to 16 UNESCO Heritage Sites and overall has a high GDP. It is a regional and middle power in the Middle East, and is a developed country, compared to its neighbors. Islam is the official religion of Crossoveria, and until early April 2022, has shared that position with Hefflism, one of the oldest religions in the world. In addition, the country has been considered a welfare state, haven being ranked 16th in the Human Development Index (the highest in the Middle East), and its citizens enjoy standard living conditions with a universal healthcare system and free education. Crossoveria is a member of the UN, OIC, and ECO, an observer member of the Arab League, and a permanent and founding member of the Non-Alligned Movement.

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Etymology
The word "crossover" is derived from the Crossoveriaanz word of "krouzvir", which means "original being". The term is associated with Crossoverians due to their existence coming long before humans existed. Crossoveria also uses the Latinate suffix "-ia", meaning "place of". So, Crossoveria literally translates to "land of the original being".

History
Ad Tempus Antequam Homines


Remains of the old residence of the Leo king
After a meteor resulted in the demise of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, the land mass of the world turned into the 7 continents we know of today. This was around the time mammals started to dominate the world. However, after the landmass that would become Crossoveria broke off from Pangea as part of the splitting process, a strange genetic mutation occurred to the animals, allowing them to possess human traits before human existence. The anthro, as they would later be called, were credited for establishing the first societies in the world.

The anthro were estimated to have established the 60 tribes by 5000 BC, in the midst of the Stone Age. These 60 tribes would become Crossoveria's 60 provinces through a unification in 2500 BC. The monarchy established around the time was called the Leo Dynasty, and was considered the oldest continuous monarchy in history by many historians, lasting up until the 1954 Crossoverian Revolution. It was around this time that a new religion called Hefflism was created. Hefflism is a religion centered around nature, and is still widely practiced by many anthros today.


A portrait of Tariq Al-Barakeh from the Middle Ages

Until the 11th Century, Crossoveria was isolated from the rest of the world. Many people didn't know that a sovereign run by anthros had existed for centuries. Historians estimate that by the 8th Century AD, Crossoveria's isolation from the rest of the world made it the least recognized sovereign country on earth at the time. This period was known as "Ad Tempus Antequam Homines", which is Latin for "Back to Time Before People".

Human Habitation
In 1097, in search of more supplies to fight in the first Crusades, a voyage from the Great Seljuk Empire, led by Tariq Al-Barakeh, accidentally reached the shores of Southern Crossoveria in what is called the Oamderk. The Oamderk landed on what is today the Crossoverian province of Oamderk, which was named after the ship.

Drawoc, Crossoveria's Leo, or monarch, at the time, was notified about foreigners and their accidental visit to the island, and stated that he will meet with Al-Barakeh in order to maintain peace. In early 1098, Leo Drawoc organized a truce with Tariq Al Barakeh, which built an alliance between the two countries. Crossoveria would support the Seljuk Empire in the Crusades as long as they recognize the Crossoverian sovereignty in return. The next year, Crossoveria gained its recognition as a sovereign state. February 17 is recognized as a national holiday because of this event.

Later Leo Rule
1100 - 1572 was known as Crossoveria's medieval period and the later period of the Leo Dynasty, which recognition lasting 472 years despite actually lasting thousands of years.

Though the Seljuk Empire and Crossoveria were trading partners, the empire had not cared about expanding its infliuence in Crossoveria. Shia Islam would later be introduced to Crossoveria through massive migration from Persians to escape the Mongol invasion by Genghis Khan, upping the country's human population further in size. During this time, Sunni Islam would also be introduced, when Arabs on the coast of the Arabian Gulf also started to migrate to Crossoveria for better opportunities in life.


A scene from medieval life in Crossoveria, 1216

While the anthro at first saw this as a good thing, their population would soon be outnumbered by massive migration. Notable pull factors that lured Persians and Arabs into Crossoveria are the country's unusual but more tolerable climate in the region. People from the areas in what is now the United Arab Emirates and the Iranian province of Hormozgan were able to reach Crossoveria faster due the island being close to both areas. By 1570, the human population was a three times as big as the anthro population, and they started to take control of the government. Two years later, The Leo ruler, Sagittarius, was forced to hand over the kingdom to the humans, ending the Leo dynasty, and beginning an era where anthros would gradually lose their cultural identity.

Early Modern Period
Unlike the now-ceased Leo Dynasty, there were different dynasties leading Crossoveria from 1572 to the Crossoverian Revolution in 1954. There were four: The Funqitam, Bruflovski, Yigbuntud, and Repeerc.

Gamal I, king of Crossoveria

Nasir I, who came to power following the transfer of power from anthros to humans, began to open up relations with the Safavid Empire, under the leadership of Abbas I. The opening of relations with the Safavids was popular among citizens in Crossoveria, and many modern day Crossoverians say that the decision Nasir had made was the greatest thing he had ever done for the country. However, later in Funagitam rule, the kings started getting corrupt, resulting in a food shortage in 1690.

Due to this shortage, the Funagitam would be overthrown by Abinu II, a high ranking army officer, and founding the Bruflovski Dynasty. The Bruflovski Dynasty was concerned about the anthro population, so the monarchs set up social reforms to make humans and anthros equal. Like the decision to make ties with Iran, the decision won a ton of political support, especially from anthros who were in Crossoveria. However, the government was slow to adapt to modernization when the Industrial Revolution was taking place. Eventually, the dynasty was ousted, being replaced by the Yigbuntud Dynasty.

By the end of the 1880s, the King Gamal I publicly stated that it was making plans on industrializing, and did so through a series of reforms called the Yigbuntud Reforms. These reforms were not only designed to industrialize Crossoveria, but also to make the populace cherish the monarchy better. However, the reforms were not a success; the Yigbuntud Reforms had not reached the rural areas of Crossoveria, where the majority at the time lived. Poverty and unemployment were also widespread in the now-industrial cities in Crossoveria.

When the Yigbuntud dynasty was deposed by Army Officer Beowulf Repeerc, founding the Repeerc Dynasty, the problem continued into the 1950's, which by then corruption and poverty were rampant. While the Repeerc Dynasty was able to keep Crossoveria from entering both world wars, they were criticized for their narcissism and ignorance to the people's needs. The quality of life in Crossoveria, both in and out of cities, were dropping, and the country was also suffering from other problems including unemployment and poverty, which was worsened due to the Great Depression and a tax imposed on the people in the 1930s.

Kais Al Abidine Baldemore, a fierce opponent of the regime, became an avid critic of the monarchy in Crossoveria, especially against ruling king, Beowulf II, condemning him as narcissist. As a result of his criticism, Baldemore was arrested many times before being exiled to the Leaf Islands in Crossoveria. His movement gained a lot of support from anti-monarchists and nationalists who despised the king of Crossoveria. Eventually, many opponents of Beowulf II's regime began to organize protests, leading to the Crossoverian Revolution.

Post-Revolution (1954 – 1981)
The Crossoverian Revolution began at the beginning of the year with major protests and demonstrations against the king. What followed were crackdowns from the king's men, leading to instability in the nation's economy. Eventually, by late June, Beowulf fled to Iran, where the Shah granted him asylum.

In a speech for his return, Baldemore announced that he had no other interest to be leader other than to serve the people of Crossoveria. A referendum was held make Kais Al Abidine Baldemore the Supreme Leader of the nation, in which 100% of all voters were for the choice. Thus, Baldemore became the new Supreme Leader, ruling for the next 17 years.


Kais Al Abidine Baldemore's speech on his return to Crossoveria, 1954

Baldemore launched a series of reforms and policies that would transform Crossoveria forever. Under his watch, literacy and employment rates rose, free education and healthcare were provided, and the government protected the rights of anthros. He also strengthened the military technology, and was an avid advocate against imperialism, accusing the United States for imperialist activities. This statement was made in the midst of the Cold War, so he got support from the Soviet Union, even though refusing it. When the CIA tried to engineer a coup against him in 1957, Baldemore declared a state of emergency, with his military arresting tens of thousands of journalists and others assumed to have worked for the United States. The state of emergency lasted three years, of which by them 50,000 people were persecuted, arrested, and imprisoned by the new regime.

Following Baldemore's assassination by political opponents in January 1972, his successor, Deputy Supreme Leader Farrokh Daikutt, who had also been an accomplice in the Revolution, began to expand a cult of personality on himself and his predecessor. Daikutt led the country for 9 years, of which he expanded the influence of the Supreme Leader. It was around this time when Beowulf II had died due to complications of cancer. Daikutt allowed him to be buried in Crossoveripolis as a remembrance of the history in Crossoveria prior to the revolution.

During his time in office, Farrokh Daikutt oversaw and funded the Iranian Revolution, which overthrew the Shah and instated a theocratic republic. In the first few years of the Iran-Iraq War, Daikutt declared Crossoveria would be supporting Iran militarily and sent aid. This made his regime controversial, along with accusations of indemic corruption, leading to disconnection between the government and people. Daikutt became so unpopular by 1981, that a popular military coup led by Marie BonAztire overthrew Daikutt, making 18-year old BonAztire the most powerful person in Crossoveria.

BonAztire's regime and beyond (1981 - present)
Once Marie BonAztire was brought into power, she increased support Iran and Crossoverian presence in their war with Iraq, and gave money to soldiers to help facilitate their victory. The war lasted eight years, and ended in a stalemate.


Marie BonAztire speaking to a crowd of children, 2008

Marie BonAztire's regime saw an increase in human rights violations, and she is generally considered by many to be more dictatorial than her two predecessors. She oversaw the creation of a secret police network called the ACE, which not only had the task of suppressing political dissent, but also reconfigurating Cartoons into animals, which wasn't noticed until later. Under BonAztire, censorship took a sharp increase, and anthro's rights started to get violated severely. She was also responsible for increasing tensions between Crossoveria and the United States, calling them "imperialist tyrants". Her regime saw an increase in protests, almost all of which were crushed by the ACE.

At the very beginning of her leadership, Marie BonAztire established a governmental post to serve as the Head of Government, called the Presidency. Allan Titototyr was the first President, and his government largely funded Iran to facilitate their victory, with the war ending during Kasem Triantis' Presidency. Fadel Hutchens took power as President in 1992, only to be killed in a bombing two years into his presidency. His successor Mohsen Al Baraqa's government attempted, unsuccessfully, at making Crossoveria a Muslim sovereign. Rostam Ergodan Turure and Hefas Altkahar were focused on foreign issues, but their Presidencies saw increased relations with newer or older authoritarian regimes. When Travis Mavis took power, Crossoveria started veering towards totalitarianism, as his regime saw an increase in government repression, tensions with the United States, and discrimination against anthros, to the point where the Appropriate Animal Attire Act, an act made to bar anthros from wearing human clothes, was approved by BonAztire. When the Arab Srping occured, general elections and term limits were suspended, allowing Mavis to remain in power until early 2020, when BonAztire made an announcement about holding emergency elections.

In February 2020, ACE soldiers were discovered on Cartoon shores. Enraged, the cartoon Supreme Leader contacted BonAztire ordering her to retrieve the ACE soldiers home. BonAztire gave in, and had all ACE soldiers on Cartoon shores leave. Enraged by what she saw, ACE leader Zeeter Saldivar successfully attempted a coup against BonAztire in May. Saldivar would use her newfound position to declare war on Cartoonia, triggering a war between the two nations. The ACE were also mass-reconfigurating and oppressing many people in Crossoveria, and wanted to do the same to Cartoonia as well. By the dawn of the new year, the people of Crossoveria were tired of Saldivar's regime, and demanded change.

Military commander Waldemar Rochester, seeing his people sick of the current government, decided to stage a coup with his men on January 9, 2021. Saldivar was later imprisoned and executed, and the ACE was disbanded. Rochester became the new Supreme Leader, and emergency elections were held, bringing Kipper Woofler into the post of Presidency. Rochester's regime intended to be more democratic than his predecessors, however, he remains an authortitarian leader. Despite the autocracy, he allowed elections for President to be held in mid-2021, with Hamad bin Ahmad Al Meskin winning the elections with a ton of foreign political support. Three months after being inagurated, Al Meskin declared Islam the sole official religion in Crossoveria.

Feral Forest

Geography
Crossoveria's land area is 999,618.102 mile˛ (2,588,999 km˛), and lies between latitudes 25° and 7° N, and longitudes 65° and 74° E, making it one of earth's largest islands. It's land is entirely surrounded by the Arabian Sea, and the province of Toresto lies on the Tropic of Cancer. A few miles of water separate the coasts of Crossoveria's province of Toresto from Oman. The Crossoverian Sea touches four Crossoverian provinces, all of which are in the Southwest (Ranko, Tintol, Jiviny, and Baydownz), the provinces of Baydownz and Urkionz surround the Bakani Lake, and the Strait of Memeland is in the Southwest (surrounded by Memeland, St. Arteen and Armin's Land, and Alpine). Crossoveria is home to forests, jungles, and tropical rain forests, which is popular among tourists. The most famous forest is Feral Forest, which is also a UNESCO Heritage Site.

The highest point in Crossoveria is Mt. Exomani, Gurmanshyr at a height of 1,531 feet. The lowest point in Crossoveria is Tyaskove Valley, Baydownz. at the lowest height being -523 ft.

Climate
Unusually for its location, Crossoveria does not have an arid climate. Instead, much of its climate is subtropical. Average temperatures do not exceed 40 °C (104 °F), and the country's annual precipitation is about 1680 mm (66.14) throughout many parts of the county, specifically in the Southwestern provinces including Ranko, Tintol, Oamderk, Jiviny, Baydownz, and Urikonz.

Biodiversity
A variety of non-anthropomorphic animals live in the wilderness, such as fennec foxes, horses, lions, tigers, bears, etc. The opossum is the national animal and one of the most famous species in Crossoveria. Red Tabetan rabbits are native to Crossoveria, and thanks to the Crossoverian Law House's consideration of wildlife in Crossoveria, this species of rabbits have become invulnerable.


Demographics of Crossoveria

Administrative Divisions
Crossoveria is divided into 60 different provinces, all of which used to be the different tribal factions in Crossoveria before the country converted into a kingdom. Today, these provinces are governed by a governor. The largest province in Crossoveria is disputed to be either Gurmanshyr or Banicya, while the smallest is Danusheik. The largest city, Assateague, is located in Argantin, and its neighbor, Washingtonian, harbors Crossoveria's capital, Crossoveripolis.

Demographics
With a population of 88 million, including anthropomorphics, Crossoveria is the 17th most populous country in the world. A census takes place every 5 years, with 1895 being the first, and the last census being 2020. The birthrate in Crossoveria is 71 out of 500. The largest ancestry group are the anthro, often referred to as anthropomorphic animals. 32% of the populace are Anthro, while the other 68% are humans, mostly of Persian, Arab, Indian, African, or Turkish heritage. Many Arabs come from the Maghreb region of Africa.

55% of the Crossoverian population identify as Muslims, while 42% idenitfy as Hefflists, the official religion in Crossoveria, with the rest being 3%. Unfortunately, back in BonAztire's rule, Crossoveria has serious problems with religious discrimination, with people being sent to camps because they weren't Hefflists nor Shiite Muslims under her regime. A survey was conducted for government officials.

Crossoveria's national language is Crossoveriaanz, with almost the entire population speaking it fluently. Animalese and Simlish are native to Crossoveria, and are widely spoken in places like the Leaf Islands and the Crossoverian Province of Simsteni. Outside languages including Arabic and Farsi are widely spoken.

Largest Cities

Rank

City

Metro area population

Province

1

Assateague

8,359,853

Argantin

2

Crossoveriapolis

6,086,538

Washingtonian

3

Raabestown

5,659,205

Jiviny

4

Watchomond

4,591,112

Watchmoland

5

Arcadia

3,304,997

St. Arteen & Armin's Land

6

Heffley

2,500,026

Hilton

7

Vastapo

2,318,486

Woloshyn

8

Castafiore

2,140,069

Banicya

9

GoCity

1,854,724

Vyondia

10

Mobyland City

1,729,110

Mobyland

Assateague

Crossoveripolis

Raabestown

Watchomond

Government and Politics
Crossoveria is a Unitary Presidential Republic that has a mix of elements in theocracy and presidential democracy. The political system is laid down in the Crossoverian Constitution.

In Crossoveria, there is a President and a cabinet, a legislature, and a judiciary, but the Supreme Leader, officially the Supreme Leadership Authority, serves as the ultimate authority in Crossoveria, being the most powerful figure in government. Crossoverian politics have remained mostly the same since the Crossoverian Revolution of 1954.

Supreme Leader
Main article: Supreme Leader of Crossoveria
The Supreme Leader serves as the Head of State in Crossoveria, and is responsible for making final decisions on policies carried out by the legislature in Crossoveria. Final decisions can be on foreign policy, education, infrastructure, healthcare, the economy, etc. The current Supreme Leader is Waldemar Rochester, although there have been four other politicians who have ruled before Rochester since the 1954 Crossoverian Revolution, with his wife Marie BonAztire being the longest serving. Until 1981, the Supreme Leader also served as the Head of Government, until a constitutional amendment issued by Marie BonAztire created the post of the Presidency.

The role of the Supreme Leader is pinned down in the philosophy of then-exiled Kais Al Abidine Baldemore, who would go on to become the first holder of this title. The position is right-wing, conservative, and authoritarian, and although the position is technically a theocratic one, the position has stayed largely secular.

The Supreme Leader is responsible for appointing and dismissing members of the key government posts aside from the President, and has outlined guidelines in presidential elections and other laws. He is also estimated to be worth 100 Billion Crossoverian Rials, equivalent to $200 billion in US dollars. The Supreme Leader serves as Commander in Chief in Crossoveria's Armed Forces and Police Intelligence, and controls the judiciary and the Crossoverian Law House.

Unfortunately, the position of the Supreme Leader is the most controversial in the nation. While several people have pointed out that the government under a Supreme Leader has been largely successful in providing its people with basic needs and giving them a good standard of living, many criticize the human rights abuses that take place under this country, arguably because of the position.

President
Main Article: Presidents of Crossoveria
The President, the Head of Government in Crossoveria, is the 2nd most powerful position in Crossoveria. This government position was created at the very beginning of Marie BonAztire's leadership. A presidential term is five years, though Presidents can run for two more terms. In total, a person can serve as President for up to fifteen years. The Supreme Leader can decide whether or not to approve the President and administers them. However, the Supreme Leader does not have the authority to dismiss a President, but with enough votes from the legislature, the sitting President can be removed from office.

The President serves as Crossoveria's Head of Government and represents the country on behalf of the Supreme Leader, including in foreign diplomatic meetings with world leaders from other countries. He in charge of the Secretarial House, has the authority to appoint ambassadors to other countries, and signs bills passed by the Crossoverian Law House before it goes to the Supreme Leader for final confirmation.

Crossoverian Law House
Crossoverian legislation, the Crossoverian Law House, is divided into two Houses: Secretarial and Representative.

Building of the Crossoverian Law House

The Representative House is the lower house, made up of representatives from all of Crossoveria's 60 provinces. There are 374 seats in total. To get a bill to pass, 188 seats must vote in favor of the bill before it goes to the Secretarial House. Elections for Representation are held every 5 years. The 374 seats in the Representative House are evenly divided by eight political parties where all its members come from.

The Secretarial House serves as the upper house. The Secretarial House serves as the cabinet of the President, but they are also responsible for agreeing whether or not to allow a bill passed by the Representative House to be transferred to the President. Usually, there is a vote, but there is usually debate going on prior to the vote. If the Secretarial House votes in favor of the bill, it is then transferred to the President. If not, then the bill is dismissed. On November 2, 2021, Rochester announced that Secretaries will be admitted and dismissed the same days the sitting President starts his job or leaves.

The Crossoverian Law House is led by the Speaker. However, the President has authority over the Secretarial House, and the Supreme Leader over the Representative. Both the President and Supreme Leader are able to dismiss members.

Law
Crossoveria's Supreme Court is Crossoveria's highest Court in the nation. It consists of 9 justices and one Chief Justice. These judges overview laws and decide whether or not the President's approved laws are Constitutional or not. If the result is Constitutional, it would go straight to the Supreme Leader, who would make the final decision on the law.

Members of the Supreme Court are chosen and may be dismissed by the Supreme Leader, but they possess a lot of judicial power.


Former President Travis Mavis meeting former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Caracas 2009

Foreign Relations
Main Article: Foreign Relations
Since the Crossoverian Revolution of 1954, the foreign policy of Crossoveria is based on two principles: to eliminate imperial forces, and to maintain relations with other members in the Non-Aligned Movement, regardless of if their political ideology differs from Crossoveria's.

Crossoveria maintains diplomatic relations with many countries including Russia and China, an alliance with Iran and Venezuela, and infamous relations with Cartoonia, but not with the United States or Israel, the latter of which Crossoveria has derecognized since the Revolution. And according to the Crossoverian government, the United States is an imperial force who wants to expand their influence throughout the Middle East. Tensions between the two countries have been severe for decades, and continue to this day.

Crossoveria has been supportive of anti-colonial campaigns in Africa, and then Deputy Supreme Leader Farrokh Daikutt often met with its leaders. Crossoveria was also friendly with many former Soviet countries, including Turkmenistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and especially Russia. Crossoveria built diplomatic relations with Iran after the Iranian Revolution, which toppled the Shah, who granted Crossoveria's exiled king asylum in their revolution. Relations with Venezuela were moderate prior to 1999, and from there, the two countries, alongside Iran, formed a tripartite alliance against imperialism.

Crossoveria is a member of G-15, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IDA, SCO, ILO, IMO, Interpol, OIC, ECO, WHO, and the United Nations, and currently holds observer status in the Arab League.

Military Parade in Crossoveria

Military
Main Article: Crossoverian Armed Forces
The Republic of Crossoveria Armed Forces serve as the combined military force in Crossoveria, consisting of an army, air force, coast guard, navy, and marine force, and total around 500,000 troops, plus an additional 300,000 reserve personnel. Combined, the armed forces total 800,000 troops.

The government of Crossoveria is in support of military activities of its allies in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq using financial aid. Syria and Crossoveria are strategic allies, and the Crossoverian government has aided the Syrian government with support during the ongoing Civil War.

Since the 1954 Revolution, the Crossoverian government has been developing its own military industry, including the production of tanks, APCs, missiles, missile destroyers, radar systems, helicopters, and fighter planes.

In 1961, Kais Al Abidine Baldemore decreed that all men who have reached 18 years of age are obliged to serve in the military. Since then, military service is obligatory for all men and women (who have been obliged to serve in the military since a decree issued by BonAztire) as mandated by the Constitution. Military service lasts 18 months, and a person cannot leave the country or be employed without the completion of military service.

Human Rights
International reports indicate that the human rights situation in Crossoveria is poor. The regime in Crossoveria is notoriously authoritarian, despite pushing for democratization since August 2021. Anthro rights have been described as inadequate, especially after the passage of the Appropriate Animal Attire Act in 2010. Child rights have been severely violated, as the Crossoverian government allowed for the unlawful reconfiguration of children into animals during Marie BonAztire and Zeeter Saldivar's regimes. LGBT rights are not granted nor recognized in Crossoveria, and Freedom of the Arts is not guaranteed.

In theory, freedom of speech and press are legalized in the Crossoverian Constitution. However, in practice, criticizing the Crossoverian government is still considered illegal. Critics of the Crossoverian regime and Supreme Leader have been persecuted, arrested, and imprisoned.

Capital Punishment is legal in Crossoveria, and execution numbers in the nation are high, with an average of 71 people being executed per year in the nation. People can be executed via firing squad, lethal injection, hanging, beheading, or gas chamber, but sometimes, people can executed by violent means, including by Mine Turtle.

Corporal Punishment is often used in Crossoveria, and the most famous form, Punishment Day (there have been no known records of other nations using this punishment), is implicated for crimes such as robbery, blasphemy, homosexuality, and murder or attempted murder of a government official. Punishment Day received condemnation from human rights organizations, Crossoverians, and international governments.

Economy

Economic Indicators

Rank: 1
Currency: Crossoverian Rial (CR)
Fiscal Year: March 1 - February 28
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GDP (nominal): 23 trillion Crossoverian Rials
GDP (nominal) per capita: 12,462 Crossoverian Rials
Labor Force: 40.418 million Crossoverian Rials
Unemployment: 0%


Crossoveria has a GDP of 23 trillion Crossoverian Rials, with 12,462 Rials per Capita. 41.7% of the economy is government controlled, 28.8% black market controlled, 25.8% Private Industry controlled, and 3.8% State Owned. Unemployment is extremely low in Crossoveria, and poverty is nearly unknown.

Crossoveria is an oil exporter, with a trade surplus of 375 million Crossoverian Rials. Sierra Grand is it's top trading partners, along with other Middle East countries, and in the real world, they trade with Iran, Syria, Russia, China, and Turkey. Oil is Crossoveria's largest industry, followed by military manufacturing, digital technology, and entertainment products. Agriculture is another important driver of the economy.

Due to the country's vast oil wealth, Crossoveria is considered by many to be a technologically advanced country, with many of its cities being Urban.

Tourism
Tourism rates are high in Crossoveria. 5.6 million people visited Crossoveria in 2010, and 6.5 million in 2016. A majority of tourists are Iranians, Arabs, or Central Asians, and the remaining 15% being European. Alongside its capital and largest city, the most popular tourist destinations are the cities of Heffley, GoCity, Watchomond, and Arcadia, and the province of Riulands.

Crossoveria is ranked 4th in the Middle East's top ten tourist destinations, and domestic tourism in Crossoveria is among the largest in the world. The government grants travel visas to many countries, but not to Israeli citizens. Crossoveria's poor human rights situation has hindered its growth in tourism.

Culture

Crossoverians have a wide variety of cultures, including their own dances, food, sports, and traditions. The country is a religious society, and means most of their traditions come from Hefflism, the country's traditional religion, or Islam, the official religion in Crossoveria.

Crossoverian Fesenjan

Observances
February 17, 1099 is recognized as National Crossoveria Day, the holiday that celebrates the official recognition of Crossoveria from the Seljuk Empire. Crossoverians also celebrate Lion's Day on August 26, honoring the Leo Dynasty. Due to the country's huge Persian population, Nourouz is also recognized as a national holiday in Crossoveria.

Despite being a Muslim country, Crossoverians are historically believed to have practiced Hefflism back to 2250 BC, making it one of the oldest religions in the world. Hefflists celebrate Yaday da Ahr Sacrifice, which celebrates the sacrifice of seven gods over the creation of the earth. Every year, Crossoverians celebrate with parades, dances, and at the end, fireworks. Another traditional holiday is Khorason, which honors the creation of Earth by Ahr Authori. Crossoverians read Da Wimpus Diary (the sacred text in Hefflism), and hear the story of Ahr Authori, the supreme god of the world, which is what Hefflists believe.

Cuisine
One of Crossoveria's most popular dishes is called Polobarg, which is made up of rice and barg kabob, with a side of naan. Sarkaiti, which is Crossoverian bread and organic butter, honey, and a special organic jam called Nakhejan, is considered the national breakfast of Crossoveria. Dishes like gormeh zabze, geimeh, cutlets, oladyi, and kabsa are very popular dishes in Crossoveria, as are fruits like plums, grapes, and pomegranates, and drinks such as carrot juice. Crossoverian Fesenjan is the national dish of Crossoveria.

DCSP, from left to right: Piggi, Callie, Dashi, Skye

Sports
Crossoveria's marketing for sports is 145 million Crossoverian Rials, with the most popular sport being Zrilopha, the national sport that is considered defense. A Crossoverian athlete named Javan Ilatavani set a world record and won 156 Crossoverian gold medals. Wrestling is also a very popular sport in Crossoveria, as are outside sports, especially football, in which Crossoveria amassed four Asian Championships as of 2009.

Music
Crossoveria's most popular music is Crossoverian Folk music, which takes its roots in European, Middle Eastern, African, and Indigenous music, and usually features a guitar, piano, violin, and cello. Crossoverian folk songs can either have somber or fast paced, lively rhythms. The Somber Music is played during funerals and memorial ceremonies, and the face paced rhythms are played in parties, ceremonies, and weddings.

Crossoveria has an underground but growing pop music culture, and is popular among the youth of the 21st Century. The most well known pop singers include Callie and her band DCSP. Despite their popularity, the girl group was criticized for copying the style of American Girl Group TLC.

Keran

Literature
Crossoverian Literature dates back to the Middle Ages, and many of the books from that period are kept in the National Crossoverian Museum in Crossoveriapolis. Poetry in the country has been described as advanced, and is only studied in advanced colleges due to its interesting and complex text. Crososverian Poetry was also inspired by Medieval Persian Poetry, and famous poets claim inspiration from people like Hafez. The poems feature traditional Crossoverian texts, which are basically alternate Hieroglyphics.

Famous Poets from the Medieval Period include Abraham, Keran, Sakir al Bakr, Abdullah al Din, and Gorbani. Literature has influenced later Crossoverian poets such as Rostam the Creator, Johannes van Buren, Buchanan Guy, and ThatPoetGuyAbbas.

Cinema and Media
The industry of cinema came into Crossoveria in 1930. By 1955, there were around 20 cinemas in Crossoveria's urban areas, but by Kais Al Abidine Baldemore's assassination, at least 50 cinemas were in every province of Crossoveria, except Danusheik. The first Crossoverian feature film, Nas-e Gasad, was released in 1930 as a silent film. The first sounded one, Amir and Tamir, was released in 1933. Both films were produced by Momar Yushilisk. Following the Crossoverian Revolution, cinema culture exponentially increased, and is still flourishing in the 21st Century.

Television in Crossoveria began broadcasting in 1951. Today, Crossoveria ranks below moderate in the press freedom index, ranking 164th out of 180 in the Press Freedom Index. In 2015, it ranked as 173 out of 180. The Supreme Leader is in charge of regulating the press freedom, as state media is subject to him. Crossoveria's largest media corporation is the Crossoverian Television Network, and there are seven channels in Crossoveria as of 2021, including CTN. Every house is required to have at least one television sets, even in rural parts of Crossoveria.

The internet was introduced to Crossoveria in 1991, and as of 2020, an estimated 97% of Crossoveria's entire population are internet users, and the country ranks 7th place among countries by number of internet users. Google Search is considered the most used search engine, and TikTok is the most popular sharing site outside of Crossoveria. Direct access to several worldwide mainstream sites, such as Wikipedia and YouTube, have been blocked by the Crossoverian government for political reasons. As a result, a majority of users use a VPN to access the blocked sites.


Abu Qasimi Mosque

UNESCO Heritage Sites
Crossoveria houses 16 UNESCO heritage sites. The list is as follows:


Temple of Sagittarius

  • Feral Forest

  • Abu Qasimi Mosque, Barnum

  • Green Mosque, Urikonz

  • Unification of the 60 Tribes Memorial, Crossoveripolis

  • Bostan-e Norvaniyut, Kringet

  • The town of Korsi, Faintobzi

  • The Crossoverian Qanat

  • Center Square of Watchomond

  • Lal Masjid, Assateague

  • Doge Shrine, Memeland

  • Leo Palace, Saunirenya

  • Shrine of Hefflism, Crossoveripolis

  • Mt Exomani, Gurmanshyr

  • Tyaskove Valley, Baydownz

  • Temple of Sagittarius, Tintol

The Crossoverian Metro

Infrastructure
Crossoveria relies heavily on public transportation. Crossoverian citizens who live in metropolises often get to destinations via bus, railway, or subway. Meanwhile, citizens who live in suburban areas usually drive cars of bike to work.

The Airline Industry is government owned. All airlines are in the hands of the Transportation Secretary, who made it illegal for any airline to be privately owned and run. Crossoveripolis International Airport is one of the busiest in the Middle East, and the busiest airport in Crossoveria, as well as its twin airport Baldemore Airport.

Energy
Crossoveria uses a relatively medium amount of energy per capita. 45% of its energy is from power plants and uranium, which is mined in the Crossoverian province of Octova. The other 55% is from solar energy. Crossoverian transportation relies on petroleum use.

References
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