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by The Liberated Confederation of The Huterric Union. . 152 reads.

[ENGLISH] Official Factfile for the Huterric Union

[centre][size=300][b][u]The Huterric Union
Dea Union Huterrikas
Der Huderischen Union[/u][/b][/size][/centre]

[floatleft][box][centre]Contents[/centre]
[url=Basic]Basic Facts[/url]
[url=Timeline]Timeline of Events[/url]
[url=Leaders]Presidents List[/url]
[url=Policies]Policies[/url]
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[anchor=Basic][/anchor][size=150]Basic Facts[/size]
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[b]Full Nation Name[/b]: The Huterric Union
[b]Colloquial Name(s)[/b]: Huterrica, The Union.
[b]National Languages[/b]: Huterric, English.
[b]Official Languages[/b]: Huterric, Villindican, English
[b]Population[/b]: 1.1 billion
[b]Capital[/b]: Lansadas
[b]Largest City[/b]: Lancurin
[b]Number and type of Subdivisions[/b]: 33 Provinces and one Federal City (FD Lansadas)
[b]Largest Subdivision (area)[/b]: Lancur
[b]Largest Subdivision (population)[/b]: Ecklinshire
[b]Current President[/b]: Barbara Chapman
[b]Current Vice President[/b]: Lysander Danon
[b]Ruling Political Party:[/b] The Huterric Freedom Party (Social Democracy)
[b]Highest Point[/b]: Mount Isctia, Chutterick Province, 2240.89m (7352ft) above sea level
[b]Lowest Point[/b]: Wicklepuckett Basin, Wicklepuckett, 10m (164ft) below sea level
[b]Drives on the[/b]: Left
[b]Calling Code:[/b] +12
[b]Preferred System of Measurement:[/b] Metric System
[b]Flag:[/b]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/vtpNorO.png[/img]
[i][u]Name:[/u] The People's Cross[/i]
[b]Coat of Arms:[/b] N/A

[anchor=Timeline][/anchor][size=150]Timeline of Events[/size]
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[b]Pre 1650[/b]: Huterric States not unified. There are 2 empires on the continent: The Lancurian Empire, whose capital was Lancurin, and the Vescusian Empire, whose capital was Lydenick
[b]1781]: Joshua Ladiro comes to power in Vescus and starts an authoritarian regime.
[b]1786[/b]: The Vescusian Military, aiming to conquer the Lancurian Empire, destroy Lancurin Cathedral. Lancur declares war in response, starting the Huterric Civil war
[b]1790[/b]: The First Battle of Wickepuckett happens in the Wicklepuckett Basin. Lancur loses and the city of Lajin. This is the furthest west the Vescusian Empire manages to reach
[b]1794[/b]: The Second Battle of Wicklepuckett happens in the east of the basin. Lancur wins and takes control of the basin and land consisting of modern day Ellis Province.
[b]10th December 1795[/b]: The Battle of Lancurin occurs at the ruins of Lancurin Cathedral. The battle is won by Lancur, who annexes the Vescusian Empire. This day is a national holiday, known as Victory Day. It is decided that a constructed capital on the south central coast of the continent, called Lansadas, was to be built to become a district in its own right. As for the empires, it is decided that their subdivisions will become self-governing authorities called Provinces, with devolved powers from the Federal Government.
[b]1st January 1796[/b]: Article One is written, coming into effect 12th February. The article declares the unification of the continent under one nation on 12th February.
[b]12th February 1796[/b]: At 12pm Lansaddian Time, the Huterric Union unites. The bells in the main tower of Lancurin Cathedral, the only part of the cathedral left intact, rang to announce Huterric Unification.[b]The 12th February is celebrated as Huterrica Day, our most important national holiday[/b]. Lancurin Cathedral never gets rebuilt, instead the ruins - especially with the intact main tower - serve as a symbol of freedom, equality, fairness, and justice.
[b]3rd August 1896[/b]: First Lansadas Freedom Festival is held, being the largest celebration of liberty in the world. This is also counted as the first LGBT+ Pride festival, but this wasn't the main focus of the event.
[b]26th March 1948:[/b] The Social Party splits to form the communist One Huterrica Party and the social democratic Freedom Party. 
[b]16th August 1989:[/b] Libertarian Airways Flight 492, en route to Ecklin, is bombed in Aclenia Province in what is the deadliest aviation disaster in Huterric history, and its deadliest terror attack.
[b]27th April 2003:[/b] United Huterric Airlines Flight 64 disappears off the west coast of Huswyae and its wreckage is not found until May 2016. It was cited as the biggest aviation mystery to occur before its discovery, and is one of the most talked about aviation disasters to this day.
[b]16th August 2010:[/b] Hywel Parks announces he will not be standing up for re-election in 2009, citing his recent mesothelioma diagnosis, and instead appointing Jody Boncamp as his successor as party leader. He keeps his president title until the election, in which Boncamp wins.
[b]11th August 2011:[/b] Hywel Parks passes away to mesothelioma, in Cytalune, Chutterick. A state funeral is held on 20th August in Lansadas, and his ashes are buried underneath a statue of him in Glennerick Park, Lancurin.
[b]10th December 2017:[/b] Barbara Chapman, close friend of Hywel Parks, becomes leader of the Huterric Freedom Party following the resignation of Jody Boncamp due to low popularity within the party.
[b]16th November 2019:[/b] Chapman wins the Freedom Party one of the biggest landslide victories of any democratic nation in history, and becomes President-elect of the Huterric Union.

[anchor=Leaders][/anchor][size=150]Presidents List[/size]
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[table][tr][td]Leader Name[/td][td]Political Party[/td][td]Years in office[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Zachariah Denimon[/td][td]Capitalist Party[/td][td]1800-1805*[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Anastasia Mulcock[/td][td]Social Party[/td][td]1805-1825[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Lawrence Tumlin[/td][td]Social Party[/td][td]1825-1835[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Dennis Addynall[/td][td]Capitalist Party[/td][td]1835-1840[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Jeremiah Bunce[/td][td]Social Party[/td][td]1840-1860[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Dominic Hethersett[/td][td]Capitalist Party[/td][td]1860-1875[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]William Barclay[/td][td]Social Party[/td][td]1875-1890[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]George Hines[/td][td]Social Party[/td][td]1890-1910[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Harvey Kane[/td][td]Capitalist Party[/td][td]1910-1925[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Deanne Bucken[/td][td]Social Party[/td][td]1925-1935[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Simon Blandham[/td][td]Capitalist Party[/td][td]1935-1950[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Hywel Parks[/td][td]Huterric Freedom Party[/td][td]1950-1980[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Theodore Rydall[/td][td]United Party[/td][td]1980-1985[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Lee Ashbeck[/td][td]Huterric Freedom Party[/td][td]1985-2000[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Oliver Trenton[/td][td]Capitalist & Libertarian Action Psrty (CLAP)[/td][td]200-2005[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Joshua Callaghan[/td][td]Huterric Freedom Party[/td][td]2005-2015[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Bertram "Bertie" Eastwood[/td][td]CLAP[/td][td]2015-2020[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Barbara Chapman[/td][td]Huterric Freedom Party[/td][td]2020-Present[/td][/tr][/table]
[size=75]*Assumed the role in 1796 after being the leader of the former FHU and declared that an election would occur every 5 years on years ending with 4 and 9, with the new president taking office on the 1st of January of the following year. It was also decided that only people democratically elected as President count as having had the role. This means he was in power until 1800 without an exercise of democracy, thus his rule before then does not count.[/size]

The Huterric Union is considered a [b]Dominant Party System[/b], with the Huterric Freedom Party having been in power for 60 of the 70 years between 1950 and 2020. The two parties that have forced them into opposition, United and CLAP, have only managed to serve one term at a time.

[anchor=Cities][/anchor][size=150]Cities[/size]
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The ten largest cities and their provinces, with their Huterric names (English in brackets), are:
[table]
[tr][td]City[/td][td]Province[/td][td]Population (City Proper, 2019 Census)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Lankoerren (Lancurin)[/td][td]Lankoer (Lancur)[/td][td]25 282 181[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Lansaddae (Lansadas)[/td][td]Hoh Lansaddae (FD Lansadas)[/td][td]15 384 234[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Klaskertan (Claskertan)[/td][td]Daaloend (Darland)[/td][td]12 328 299[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Ieklie (Ecklin)[/td][td]Iekliescair (Ecklinshire)[/td][td]8 238 922[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Laidenik (Lydenick)[/td][td]Vescusia (Vescus)[/td][td]6 984 328[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Sietalun (Citalune)[/td][td]Villindikas (Villindica)[/td][td]4 234 923[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Klieoat (Cleoatt)[/td][td]Klieoatscair (Cleoattshire)[/td][td]3 294 983[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tuloek (Tullock)[/td][td]Lieae (Leay)[/td][td]2 449 923[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Laaclae (Laclan)[/td][td]Sudoe Laacle (South Laclanshire)[/td][td]2 398 924[/td][/tr][/table]

The Ten largest Provinces are:
[table]
[tr][td]Province[/td][td]Region[/td][td]Population[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Lancur[/td][td]True North[/td][td]189 328 234[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Ecklinshire[/td][td]Southern Shires[/td][td]130 329 209[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Darland[/td][td]True North[/td][td]110[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Leay[/td][td]True North[/td][td]95 383 292[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Lansaddian Laclanshire[/td][td]Southern Shires/Lansaddia[/td][td]73 820 749[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Villindica[/td][td]True North[/td][td]64 829 754[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Vescus[/td][td]True Vescusia[/td][td]55 927 502[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Cleoattshire[/td][td]Southern Shires[/td][td]41 382 947[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Levane[/td][td]Marcestonia[/td][td]37 879 552[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Drennpool[/td][td]Marcestonia/Lansaddia[/td][td]25 383 348[/td][/tr][/table]

[anchor=Policies][/anchor][size=150]Policies[/size]
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[b][u]Legal Ages[/b][/u]
[b]Drinking[/b]: 16
[b]Consent[/b]: 16
[b]Smoking[/b]: 16
[b]Driving[/b]: 16
[b]Voting[/b]: 16
[b]Serving in Military[/b]: 18
[b]Marriage[/b]: 18
[b]Homeowning[/b]: 18

[b][u]Dual Citizenship[/u][/b]
The Huterric Union has an [b][colour=green]LIBERTARIAN[/colour][/b] policy on citizenship
[b]Legislation?:[/b] Dual Citizenship is permitted.

[u][b]LGBT+ Rights[/b][/u]
The Huterric Union [b][colour=green]IS LGBT+ FRIENDLY[/colour][/b]
Legal status of Homosexuality: [b][colour=green]Legal[/colour][/b]
Legal status of Same Sex Marriage: [b][colour=green]Legal[/colour][/b]
[b]Are LGBT+ citizens protected from discrimination[/b]: [b][colour=green]Yes[/colour][/b].
[b]Does The Huterric Union Accept refugees based on LGBT+ persecution in their home country[/b]: [b][colour=green]Yes[/colour][/b], and it is the most common reason cited by asylum seekers for claiming asylum in the Huterric Union.

[b][u]Conscription[/u][/b]
The Huterric Union [b][colour=red]DOES NOT[/colour][/b] enforce mandatory conscription, but national service is an option for citizens who wish to serve for the Union (this is actually quite a common thing to do during a gap year between mandatory education and university).
[b]Does living in The Huterric Union exempt you from conscription elsewhere?:[/b] [b][colour=green]Technically Yes[/colour][/b] because you can opt to serve for the Huterric Union instead of the country asking you to serve.

[b][u]Drug Laws[/u][/b]
The Huterric Union has a [b][colour=green]LIBERTARIAN[/colour][/b] drug policy
[b]What Drugs are legal in The Huterric Union?[/b]: All of them
[b]Penalty for Drug Use in The Huterric Union?[/b]: There is no punitive action taken towards drug usage on condition that all recreational drugs consumed in the Huterric Union is sourced from within the Huterric Union. The focus is put on therapy and rehab as opposed to criminalisation. Recreational Drugs are typically sold at "Druggeries" (and medicine at Apothecaries). The governing body for recreational drugs is the HIA Department of Recreational Substance Control (HIARSC).

[u][b]Abortion[/b][/u]
The Huterric Union has a [b][colour=green]LIBERTARIAN[/colour][/b] stance on abortion
[b]When is abortion allowed in The Huterric Union?[/b]: In all situations.

[u][b]Nuclear Weaponry[/b][/u]
The Huterric Union [b][colour=green]DOES[/colour][/b] own nuclear weaponry
[b]Additional Notes[/b]: The Huterric Union openly uses its nuclear weapons as a threat to deter other nations from conflict, and makes it clear that should conflict with the Huterric Union arise then nuclear weapons [i]will[/i] be used. 

[b][u]Religion[/u][/b]
The Huterric Union [b][colour=red]DOES NOT[/colour][/b] endorse a religion
[b]What is The Huterric Union's official Religion?[/b]: None. The state endorses secularism.
[b]What is the most practised religion in The Huterric Union?[/b]: Paganism, practised by 50% of the Union's religious population. 
[b]Any Holy Sites in the Huterric Union?:[/b] Since the surrender of all Catholic Cathedrals to either the Federal Government or the Huterric Episcopal Church (the largest denomination of Christianity), Cytalune Cathedral has become the most holy site in the Huterric Union for most protestant denominations of Christianity. Mormons, Quakers and Jehovah's witnesses reject Cytalune Cathedral as their most holy sites in the Huterric Union.

[u][b]Healthcare[/b][/u]
[b]Is healthcare government/taxpayer funded in The Huterric Union?[/b]: [b][colour=green]Yes[/colour][/b] (for those with citizenship only)
[b]What is the Huterric Union equivalent to the NHS?[/b] The HHB (Huterric Health Bureau).
[b]What services does the HHB provide?[/b] All healthcare services, including dental and mental health services.
[b]Do Non-Huterrics have to pay for healthcare? [colour=green]Yes[/colour][/b]. This is set to be up for repealing by the Chapman Administration, however. 

[b][u]Education[/u][/b]
[b]When does one in The Huterric Union start education[/b]: 4
[b]Is education government/taxpayer funded in The Huterric Union?[/b]: [b][colour=green]Yes[/colour][/b] (for those with citizenship only)
[b]Brief Synopsis?:[/b] Age 4-10 - Primary School. Age 10-15 - Secondary School (separated by ability based on primary performance). Age 16-19 - Tertiary Education (3 different pathways).
[b]What is the governing body for exams and education?[/b] QOHU (Qualifications Office of the Huterric Union). Only permitted exam board for the HB (Huterric Baccalaureate) and the only permitted governing body for assessing the quality of schools.
[b]What is the Huterric Baccalaureate?[/b] The HB are our exams. HBS1 assesses primary school ability, HBS2 assesses secondary school ability, and HBS3 is one of 3 pathways for Tertiary Education and the most common. All Huterric students must do HBS1 and HBS2.
[b]Are there any mandatory subjects?[/b] All students must take Huterric, English, Mathematics, and Combined Science at HBS1, and primary schools may teach 4 other subjects. At HBS2, all students must take Huterric, English, Mathematics, a minimum of 1 science (Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, or Biology), and one creative subject (Art, Photography, Textiles, Design Technology, Resistant Materials, Food Preparation etc). The other 5 subjects are free range. HBS3 is entirely free choice, but the following subjects are "Enhancing" and will make it easier to go to university: Huterric Combined (Literature + Language), English Combined, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer Science, History, German, Danish, Dutch. At University, there are 3 subjects one can take.
[b]How any subjects are taken at each level[/b] 8 at Primary, 10 at secondary, 6 at tertiary, and 3 at University.
[b]School Holiday Length?[/b] Three Months. The entire month of April, August, and December are taken off, while all months inbetween are school months. The new academic year starts in January, and students start school the first January after they turn 4 (except if their birthday is 1st January - in that case they start on their birthday).

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