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The Federal Republics of
the Pacifican Islands



Flag


Motto: Through Adversity We Rise, Forever To The Stars



Location


Population: 315.58 million
-Density: 114.35/km2


Capital: Pacifica City

Amalgamated into Greater Honolulu



Largest City: Jakarta

Official Language: English



Regional Languages:

English, Cantonese,
Mandarin, French, Hawaiian,
Polynesian Languages, Tahitian,
Maori, Hiri Motu,
New Guinea Sign Language,
Tok Pisin, Indonesian



Demonym: Pacifican

Government: Representative Federal Republic

- President: Jebediah Picard
- Vice President: Kaloha Kane
- Prime Minister: Jadeeda Soumokil
- Speaker of the House: Vladimir Karinsky


Legislature: Parliament
- Upper House: Assembly of the Republics
-Lower House: National Assembly


Establishment: from the Occupied Republic of Hawaii (1905)
Foundation: May 30, 1909


Land Area: 3.662 million kmē
Water Area: 9.7 million kmē
Water %: 76.165


Elevation
Highest Point: Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Lowest Point: Sea level


GDP (nominal): $9.475 trillion NSD
GDP (nominal) per capita: $30,000 NSD


Human Development Index: 0.891


Currency: Pacifican Unit


Time Zone: UTC +8 to UTC -8


Drives on the: Right/Left


Calling code: +46


Internet TLD: .pac


The Pacifican Islands

The Federal Republics of the Pacifican Islands, commonly called Pacifica, is a loose confederation of nations organized as a federal republic in the Asia-Pacific. It only shares three land borders, one with The united chinese nation, Tattland and another with Oblivion realm. Pacifica covers 3.662 million square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 315 million. Pacifica comprises of 4 sectors, which are composed of 9 republics and 3 territories.

Pacifica was first inhabited by native Pacific Islanders and Asians. The parts of the nations were colonized by an assortment of empires, only to rebel and become its own state. The nation has defended itself in both world wars, and has emerged now as a global power, rivalling larger continental superpowers.

Pacifica is a highly developed nation, with a GDP of over 9 trillion. The GDP per capita is respectable, over 30 thousand. The nation has a respectable income equality, but is lower in integrity. The economy of the nation is fuelled by engineered goods and massively successful companies. It has a semi-free trade environment, in which the nation itself has slightly regulated trade, the territories of Pacifica and 3 cities, Port Moresby, Hong Kong and Jakarta, have a complete free trade environment.

Pacifica is a regional superpower in Asia, with a massive population, a powerhouse economy and outstanding political freedoms. Pacifica is the largest power in Asia, and is a member of several international organizations, such as the World Assembly and GULAG.

Etymology

The official name, "The Pacifican Islands", was created in early 1910 in the National Parliament in Hawaii. At that time the nation consisted of two states, Hawaii and Hong Kong. The parliament debated for 5 months on the name of the new nation. They finally settled on that. The name was considered very cumbersome and was informally shortened to "Pacifica" in 1911.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Pacifica is as a Pacifican.

History

The territory that was to become Pacifica was ruled by hundreds of kings and empires, ranging from the heroic King Kamehameha of Hawaii to the empires of the East.

In 1904, the "capital" region of Pacifica, Hawaii, was officially annexed by the encroaching US. The Occupied Republic of Hawaii, however, only lasted two months. A violent rebellion against the "puppet" government was imitated after the overthrow of the Queen of Hawaii. The rebels, organized as the "Hawaiian Nation Front", rebelled against the occupied government, eventually declaring victory on May 30, 1905. The government of a now Independent Hawaii didn't know what to do. Some wanted to keep the monarchy, when some wanted democracy. The fledgling nation was named "Independent Hawaii" until 1908.

In early 1908, the queen of Hawaii passed. With no apparent heirs, the fate of the nation fell back into question. With a possible attack by the US, the nation had little time to decide. A vote was held by the provisional government, and the choice of a new Republic was chosen. At this time, Toxteth, a massive nation spanning across from the land of Great Britain to Singapore, granted Hong Kong to Pacifica after a lengthy referendum. Toxteth couldn't take care of Hong Kong sufficiently anymore as the nation decided to focus elsewhere. On May 30, 1909, four years since the defeat of the occupation, Pacifica was officially organized as a Republic.


'Iolani Palace, the royal residency

The Republic of the Pacifican Islands, colloquially known nowadays as the First Republic, was officially organized as a democratic republic. Immediately after the founding of the nation, a massive economic depression struck the nation as a result from a backlash on the new government. The nation finally recovered in 1914. In the First World War, Pacifica stayed neutral to keep the economy up and running. A war would be too taxing for a nation right out of depression. The ports of the nation were then open to both powers. The nation was not severely impacted by the Great Depression, but needed to be self sufficient in this time.


The Molokai sailing towards Japanese forces in 1942

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Empire attacked Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, destroying many Pacifican Navy and Allied Naval vessels. The people of Pearl Harbor defended Hawaii heroically, but after, the government was called out for ignoring details foreshadowing the attack. The next day, Hong Kong was invaded and conquered. The president at that time, Lyndon McKinley, was forced to resign under public pressure for not doing anything about the attacks. He resigned in January of 1942. This led rise to Nathaniel Chen, a lady from Hong Kong, who became the president of the nation. She led the nation through the war, defending it personally during the closest the Japanese have ever gotten to Hawaii, in the Battle of Kaulakahi Channel in 1942. The battle was in the Kaulakahi Channel, the channel separating the Hawaiian outer islands and the main islands. The Pacifican 1st, 3rd, 5th fleets sailed into the strait, followed by bombardments by hastily placed shore emplacements, drove the Japanese fleet away, defining a turning point in the war following the Allied victory at Midway. By the end of the war in 1945, the nation was economically exhausted. Hong Kong rejoined the union, but after that, the president left office, and another president, Ray Tirelle, was elected in 1946. He embarked on a series of attempted economic achievements, but these were all followed by disastrous series of events, stretching from a economic depression to a complete collapse of the Pacifican airline market. This plunged the already poor nation In 1948, he resigned and another election was called. This led to the rise and the election of the Communist party by a landslide.

The Socialist People's Republic, now known as the 2nd republic, was a communist state founded in 1948. Immediately following the election, the Communist government abandoned all principles of the "filthy capitalist" first republic. Their first action was to change the name of Honolulu (the capital) to Pacifica City. At this point, Hong Kong, which profited under Capitalism for over a century, immediately left the nation. The war torn Pacifica couldn't stop them, so to prevent a possible war, recognized the new Republic of Hong Kong. Communist rule at first was prosperous, with hundreds of thousands exiting poverty, but the Communist government agreed with the Warsaw Pact to use their own money to create and mount ICBM and nuclear missiles armed against the Allies. This took funds away from the people and many began to resent the Communist government. In 1968, there was a spark for revolution. The Kona Incident. A group of rebels entered and took over the People's Commissariat's office in the city centre of Kailua Kona. Civilians nearby were forced to stay in the area to deter the rebels from firing their weapons. The siege lasted days, and was only stopped when there was an air strike that also destroyed and levelled parts of downtown Kona, killing hundreds, helping spark a rebel movement, and contributing to a final rebellion in December of 1970. After a brutal battle in the streets of Pacifica City, the people of Hawaii raised the flag of the old 1st Republic, and the flag of Honolulu on Christmas of 1970.

Mass turmoil became apparent in an unorganized Hawaii, for the 5 short months before the foundation of the current Federal Republic, three provisional governments came and went in those months, until the third one, finally arranged a poll in April of 1971. A democratic capitalist government was voted for by 98% of the population. On May 30, 1971, where the flag of the new nation was raised on Washington Place, the residency of the leader of the Pacifican Islands. The new constitution promised more autonomy to the states, which was granted. The first steps of the nation were dominated by two dominant opposing parties, the Pacifican Democratic Socialist Party and the Democratic Strength Party. each composing of about 50 of the parliament. The nation quickly stagnated, each redoing the polices of the last. It was now April of 1972, over 5 months since Election Day. The two parties were bickering and recounting every single district over and over. John Tang of the DSP was finally crowned as the 1st president of the Pacifican Islands, 51-49. His rule was constantly intercepted by the PDSP, and always plagued with problems.


Pacifican Air Force planes flying above Hawaii Kai in 1971

In January of 1976, four months before the end of his term, Owen Anderson, a fellow DSP member, and renowned businessman, challenged him for the presidency. The DSP voted among themselves, and under suspicious circumstances, Anderson was chosen, 50.5% to 49.5%. People in the nation questioned why. He could only serve four more months. He immediately renamed the party the "True Pacifican Freedom Party". The faction led by John Tang splintered off to become the "Strength in Democracy Party." Anderson began to instate policies that kicked off members of other parties from government and gave himself more power. By the end of four months, he nullified the election by staging a military coup. The coup turned out unsuccessful, and he was instated as the Interim President for when "unrest" finally lowers. He began to open up the nation to companies that he owned and began to rake in a huge profit from airlines and casinos. When people would speak up, they would disappear under mystery. In November of 1977, with the majority of Pacificans upset, a covert group of rebels made their move on the President's vacation home in Maui. Coordinating with other rebels, the nation sprung into rebellion and before long, Anderson was captured. On Christmas of 1977, Anderson's flag of Pacifica, a white star placed on a dark red background, was lowered and the Flag of Pacifica raised over Honolulu. This period is known to Pacificans as "The long year".

Elections were dominated next year by the PDSP, and the Pacifican system returned to normal. For the next few years, the nation lived in peace. A new, third political player entered the scene, the budding Liberal Party of Pacifica. After the PDSP's first term, the LPP promised election reform and to right the wrongs still left by the communists. They won that term, and replaced the PDSP for a while as one of the dominant powers. In the 1980s, Pacifica was struck by a number of deadly terrorism attacks, mainly on the civil airline market. This involved the most deadly Pacifican airline accident, Oceanic Flight 144. 457 died onboard a 747 which exploded over the Pacific in the dawning hours of April 4, 1989. The nation took steps to prevent this, but was only stopped in 1991, a Pacifican Airways captain of flight 112, landed a crippled 747 in the water by Honolulu International Airport.


Honolulu in 1990

A period of peace stretched over the nation until 2014. There was a series of small wars involving multiple nations, and a military alliance, the USG. After the dissolution of the alliance and its accompanying region, Pacifica shifted allegiances and finally settled in Australialia. What followed afterwards was a series of wars involving the two dominant alliances in the region, LAN (Pacifican) and Mitteleuropa (then known as the Coalition). The LAN and Mitteleuropa erupted in two wars, the first concluded in a massive naval battle near Hawaii, which LAN won, and another in where LAN loses. Pacifica was nearly launched into another war following the loss of a Pacifican Airways 777 by a misfire from Andermorian ground troops. Following these wars, a group of terrorists, the Volcanics, started three rebellions against the nation. The first two swept across Hawaii, and the third one, after the integration of many nations, swept the Pacific.


The Eastern Parliament in Jakarta

From 2008-2017, numbers of nations have entered and signed with the Pacifican Islands, such as the South Pacific, Indonesia and even British Columbia.

Geography

Pacifica is a collection of islands within the Pacific. Due to the vastness of the nation, the geography of the nation is very varied, and so it makes it hard to say anything general that can encompass every territory. Its territories range from the peaks of Mauna Kea, the mountains and coastlines of British Columbia to the low islands of Micronesia. There are two very famous volcanos in the nation, one being the Hawaiian Mauna Kea, and the devastating Krakatoa in Indonesia.

Extreme weather is not uncommon in Pacifica, ranging from massive tropical storms and typhoons up to Category 5. These occasionally ravage the coastlines of Indonesia and Pacifican Asia.

Koppen climate map of Pacifica


(Not to scale)

Demographics

Pacifica's population is 315 million people.
The "capital" region is the Hawaiian island chain. Its population is 2.9 million. The densest place is the territory of Hong Kong, with 7 million people. The population of Indonesia is 250 million. The population of Taiwan is 24 million, and 3.8 million reside on sparse Pacific Islands. The population of British Columbia is about 4.7 million. About 2 million live in autonomous overseas territories, such as Galapagos and Madeira.

Population

Pacifica's population is about 315 million, most of which (250 million), live in Indonesia.


Jakarta

The largest city in the country is Jakarta, with a staggering population of over 9 million. One of the densest populations on the planet is Greater Honolulu, with a population density of over 1200/km2. Greater Honolulu, formerly known as Oahu Megacity, encompasses the entire island of Oahu, most prominently consisting of Honolulu and Pacifica City, the capital of the nation. The lowest populated territory is the Galapagos, with a minute population of about 26,000.

Language

Pacifica has many recognized regional languages, such as Cantonese, Mandarin and Hawaiian, however, the dominant language (used in almost all official purposes along with the local language) is English.

Religion

Pacificans are mostly atheist, since the destruction of religions in the brutal Soviet rule still affects people today. However, religion is slowly returning to the lives of people. Pacifica is about 70% atheists and 30% religious. This number is suspected to flip by the year 2035.

Race

Pacificans come from many different backgrounds. The majority races in different territories differ wildly. In Hawaii and British Columbia the majority races are Polynesian and White, however in Taiwan and Hong Kong a overwhelming majority are ethnically Chinese and Asian. In Indonesia, many are also Asian.

Largest Cities

Rank

City

Metro area population

State

1

Jakarta

9,607,787

Indonesia

2

Hong Kong

7,188,965

Hong Kong

3

Taipei Metropolitan Area

6,857,718

Taiwan

4

Surubaya

3,009,890

Indonesia

5

Kaohsiung

2,787,716

Taiwan

6

Bandung

2,560,001

Indonesia

7

Metro Vancouver

2,463,431

British Columbia

8

Greater Honolulu

2,236,998

Hawaii

9

Tangerang

1,799,762

Indonesia

10

Davao City

1,632,525

Mindanao

Honolulu

Vancouver

Noumea

Hong Kong

Government

The government is officially a parliamentary democracy, but it is more akin to a representative federal republic. The country comes together every four years to elect a parliament of MPs. The party with the most MPs gets to elect a prime minister. The MPs and the prime minister meets in Honolulu to discuss matters.

However, the nation is divided into hundreds of regions, such as small electoral districts, for example, South Kapolei, Oahu and Port Moody, Vancouver. These small electoral districts are compiled into a singular state, of a republic. Examples include the state of Maui, in the Republic of Hawaii. Each of these republics are grouped into four sectors with each a different capital and Parliament. The four sectors are East Asia, Indonesia, Oceania, and America.


Parliament in Honolulu

There are two elections in the nation during a one month period of time. The first one is the election of local leaders to serve in the parliament of the nation, then another for the president. Approximately one month after the election of the MPs, the President is elected. The president serves as the official head of state and has executive powers. The people use a alternate vote system in both elections. The president is more than likely the same party as the dominant one in Parliament, but in 2 cases, (1975, 1997) it was not. It has always been a hot topic of debate in election season, as most times it gives the dominant party lots of power, but if they are different parties, the nation enters a political deadlock for four years, as the Parliament and President both wrestle for power. It is now well accepted by most Pacificans that the Parliamentary victory mainly determines the Presidential win.

Each National MP appoints an MP to serve in the parliament of their sector, such as the East Asian sector for the MP of Central Taipei.


Sectoral map

Red: North American Sector, Victoria
Blue: Oceanic Sector, Port Moresby
Green: Indonesian Sector, Jakarta
Pink: East Asian Sector, Hong Kong

Example:
Kelowna, BC
- 2 representatives to send to National Parliament, Honolulu
- 1 representative to send to North American Parliament, Victoria

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Foreign Relations and Military

Pacifica maintains good ties with many countries in Australialia. Being a member of LAN, Pacifica has good military and economic ties with most of the world. Pacifica's flag carrier, which happens to be one of the largest in earth, Pacifican Airways, is one of the only airlines to serve conflicting countries.


Surfers by Pacifican Air Force Station Kaneohe

1.1 million people serve in Pacifica's armed forces, which is about 0.3 percent of the population. The President is placed as commander in chief during wartime. There are five branches to the Pacifican Military: Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Self Defence. The country has 17 aircraft carriers, and over 400 nuclear weapons. Self Defence serves as a military group guarding against light threats. In the event of a major land war or a major humanitarian effort, a Pacifican Army is to be formed.

Manpower
* Total Population: 315,810,000
* Fit for Service: 219,000,000
* Active Frontline Personnel: 1,154,000
* Active Reserve Personnel: 760,000

Land Systems
* Tanks: 947
* Armored Fighting Vehicles: 1,600
* Self Propelled Guns: 126
* Towed-Artillery: 342
* Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 276

Air Power
* Total Aircraft: 2,946
* Fighters: 1,716
* Bombers: 372
* Helicopters: 746
* GEVs: 112

Naval Power
* Aircraft Carriers: 7
* Aircraft Cruisers: 24
* Frigates: 56
* Destroyers: 165
* Cruisers: 24
* Submarines: 73
* Coastal Defence Craft: 321
* Minesweepers: 13
* Arsenal Ships: 12
* Anti Aircraft: 7
* GEVs: 102

Nuclear Power
* Nuclear Weapons: >400

Economy

Economic Indicators

Rank: N/A
Currency: Pacifican Unit
Fiscal Year: Calendar year


GDP (nominal): $9.475 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: $30,000
Unemployment: 7.8%

Pacifica's economy rests on a few economic pillars, such as tourism, exports and advanced engineering. Pacifica mainly operates on a semi-capitalist market system. The markets are among the top 50% freest in the world, but many restrictions do apply, such as the implementation of slight import taxes. Pacifica, however, has three complete free trade zones, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Port Moresby. These three cities are the highest in free trade on the planet. Most of the corporations in the Pacifican "mainland" are state owned, but hundreds of private companies crowd the free trade zones. A small black market is also suspected to exist, especially so in Port Moresby. Pacifica's unemployment rate is up 2.2% from five years ago due to a recent economic downturn.

Culture

The culture wildly varies by island. It is hard to say which culture is dominant, but Hong Kong culture does affect lots of the The united chinese nation. For special occasions, people eat the "Taipei" style, in which people walk around food markets, testing and trying every single food item.

Infrastructure


Vancouver's mass transit railway

Personal transport on the regional level is heavily dominated by public transit. To many Pacificans, owning a car which will only be used on one island is somewhat pointless. Almost every major city has a public transit system, from Hong Kong's MTR, Vancouver's SkyTrain to Honolulu's PORT.

Train travel is common on large Pacifican Islands, such as Taiwan and Java. In British Columbia, it connects to the continental rail system and is prominent. It is also seen in the world's first inter island high speed rail system, Hawaii's IslandJet Rail.The airline business is one of the most developed in the world, with over 800 million passengers every year, and one of the largest airlines in Earth, Pacifican Airways. Greater Honolulu's Oahu International Airport is the largest of its type in the Pacific.

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