The government of Fecaw wishes to open ourselves to the rest of the world. In this Encyclopedia, we present a comprehensive overview of Fecaw, complete with illustrations and annotations. The Encyclopedia is a document that is accurate at its last time of editing, which serves as a guide for foreign nations, so that they may learn more of our Kingdom, a primer for foreign tourists, wishing to travel to and discover Fecaw and for researchers, so that they may reference official statistics. The government hopes to present the full truth about Fecaw, showing negative and positive aspects in a balanced manner. This is also the official state-sponsored edition.
The Encyclopedia is the result of very extensive collaboration; it was prepared over six years of intense work done in a spirit of complete openness and fervent zeal. In 2015, I was commissioned by King Sarol to produce this Encyclopedia, after which I gathered a team of approximately 150 researchers. The researchers then spent the next 2 years investigating a great variety of topics and writing their preliminary reports. In 2017, the researchers came to meet again to compare their findings and ensure the contingency and continuity of the work. A second draft was made in October 2017 and third, final one in July 2018. You are viewing that third draft.
When reading the Encyclopedia, you will find it divided up foremost into 7 parts; general topics. Parts are divided more specifically into chapters.
- Kert Emosa, Chief Editor
Part 1- Overview
The Kingdom of Fecaw
Motto: Guided Alignment
Population: 497,640 (2016)
Largest City: Sediw (70,000 in 2016)
Official Language: Manda Fecawn
National Language: Fecawn Dialects
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
- King: King Sarol
- Chief Senater: Jurara Ranero
Legislature: Senat (45 Senaters)
Establishment: February 10 1960
Land Area:4,609 km²
Highest Point: Mount Lonera (443m)
Lowest Point: Halite Flats (-16m)
GDP (nominal): ’ 17,478 m
GDP (nominal) per capita: ’ 35,122
Currency: Credit (’)
Drives on the: left
Calling code: +152
Fecaw is a unitary state and has no formal subdivisions. This tour will begin in the North West and move along to the East, before covering the South of the country in the same direction. Here is a map for reference:
The far North West is rather remote and suffers the worst of Fecawn weather. Its population is relatively small, characterised by close-knit communities with strong family connections. Much of industry is based around sheep herding and wool. Goats are also kept in smaller numbers. Many also work on ships, an important method of transport. The population is slowly decreasing as younger people move out to find more varied jobs. The town of Tesson is one of the main settlements in the area. It is situated on the peninsula to the West and is home to 967 people. Other towns include the twin villages of Nicey and Tice, with a population of 226 and Aneil, with a population of 335. Nicey and Tice has an economy focused on sheep farming, with Nicey developing a promising fishing industry. Tice was established in 1876, as a prison colony, with three prisons opening around the town. All three had closed down by 1932. Nicey was inhabited by several families from Tice in 1935 and, by the 1970s, the grew into one town. Aante is the one of the most underdeveloped areas in Fecaw. Around 69 people lived there in 2016, mainly farmers. Aante has been inhabited since 1941 and a local community hall was opened in 1986. It is situated further to the East.
Although the native population in this area is quite small, the area does benefit from the nearby rare-earth metal industry and is home to the MAC2 (Second Monazite Acid Cracking) Center, which is a major source of thorium. As of 2016, it is has been investing in more sustainable methods of this process. Acid leaks into a nearby river and concerns about dangerous fumes almost lead to the plant being closed down, but sporadic protests outside the plant continue. There are also other facilities for the removal of lanthanide hydroxides from the monazite sand deposits found in neighbouring areas. This takes place in MHMF (Monazite HydroMetallurgy Facility) 1,2 and 3. These are located close to the Three Rivers.
These rivers are a major feature in the landscape of this area. They provide fertile land around them and have their source in the hills in the center of the Western side of the island. There are four major towns situated around each of the gaps between the Three Rivers. The first is Loler, which has a population of 2,296. It has a more sheltered climate than Joshro and is more connected with the rest of Fecaw. Business is varied, one large industry being tourism. It is home to seaside resorts and hotels, where much of the population is employed. The first town between two of the rivers is Yeron, with a population of 450. Following after this is Cherya (298 people) and Sander (149 people), which is further up river. Manani and Tenn are the two towns that are the furthest to the East around the Three Rivers. They have a population of 147 and 133 respectively. The two were established at some time in the 1890s. Most people are farmers and work in producing sorghum and other staple crops.
The Caryme River is the next major river along Fecaw's coast. It is 10km long and frequently floods or changes course, which is produced by the continual elevation of the river bed, sometimes above the level of its surrounding farm fields. Erilia is the main town in this area, home to several museums and a few consulates Erilia is located to the West of the river and fairly inland, about 9 kilometres from the coast and has a population of 3,681. Other major settlements include Aldob: a coastal town on the peninsula with a population of 3,001 and Nanera: a town situated on the other side of the Caryme River from Erilia with a population of 1,982. The area surrounding Caryme has a colder climate than most of Fecaw and has been inhabited since the 2nd century. Mass immigration from the West during the Industrial Revolution, especially in the 1880s, caused a surge in population. The area around the Caryme River is an important area for the production of rubber. Rubber trees are not easily suited to the climate in this area, but certain cultivars have been naturalised. Since the 1990s, there has been a surge in production. The area between Erilia and Aldob is home to about a dozen plants for processing rubber: CTCs (Coagulation Tank Complexes) 1,2,3,4 and 5 and SVPs (Sulphur Vulcanisation Plants) 1,2 and 3. Although privately owned by cooperatives of rubber farmers, like the previously mentioned rare earth metal plants, they still have these official designations for official purposes.
As one moves further East, the country becomes increasingly urbanised. The next river after Caryme is the Jonde river. Fishing is a major business here. A major town here is Math, with a population of 6,172. In the area around Jonde, the climate is warm and fishing is a major business. It is famous for its beautiful suburbs and large, bustling markets. Most people in this area do not live in large settlements, but generally in many small village communities. However, some other major towns include Nathly on the peninsula, with a population of 3,918 and Jerea, which is about 6 km inland with a population of 473. In the South West of this area there is Lake Aleve, with a depth of up to 75 metres and area of 2.5 km2. Lake Aleve is also colloquially known as Allocev and is home to several fishing villages. Fish species in the lake include brown trout, salmon, trout, perch and pollan. Bream, gudgeon, pike and rudd are also found, but are less common. The poultry industry is a major feature here.
On the peninsula further to the East are a number of towns. They are Doria (921 people), Helarin (2,081 people) and Gahace (1,798 people). Much of this peninsula is a nature reserve and contains several protected salt marsh areas. It is famed for its beauty and a popular tourist spot. The town of Briat is one of the few settlements in the nature reserve, with a population of only 25. The hills above this peninsula are relatively isolated, but are the highest point in the island. There are several peaks here at heights of 202m, 275m, 443m. The area around these hills is rich in lignite and various metal ores. It contains over two dozen mines, which are often run by small groups of two or three families. The metal extraction industry is also important here. The area is home to OCUs (Ore Concentration Units) 1,2 and 3, used in the extraction of copper, nickel, zinc and lead, and TSLRs (Two-Stage Lead Roasters) 1 and 2, NHMUs (Nickel Hydrometallurgy Units) 1 and 2, ZREP (Zinc Roasting and Electrolysis Plants) 1, 2 and 3 and four blast furnaces for the extraction of iron.
The town of Joliar is situated around the inlet after the peninsula. It has a population of 23,400. Most of the population resides in the lower East, which contains much arable land. The Eastern end of the town has more extreme terrain. Major settlements further East from here include the largely suburban capital city of Lary in the South East, with a population of 10,480 and the town of Pareri, which is on the peninsula that encloses the inlet. The area is famous for its local cuisine, which includes many unique cheeses and desserts. Large coal deposits are present in the North, where a small mining industry developed. There are two main rivers beyond here: the Danne and the Char. The Danne is 9 km long, with its roots in the central mountains and mouth in the South. It is an important method of transport. The Char is 7 km long and has its source much lower in the hills of the South. Its mouth is at the start of the next inlet.
The town of Saher is located between these two rivers and has a population of 1,280. It has a small textile industry. Another large town is Randia, with a population of 354.
Austha is the main town on the Dopher River, which is 11km long. It has a population of 16,600. The shape of the town is dominated by the shape of the river and extends all the way down to the sea. A large fish processing industry has sprung up around the coast here after the fishing industry sped up in the 1950s. Fish stocks are imported from further West for packaging here. The Killen Valley is further on and is one of the main agricultural areas. The Killen Valley contains the Roli River, which is 8km long and Lake Jarer, with an area of 0.5 km2. The North East has some more extreme terrain, peaking at 985m with Eule Top. Major settlements include the town of Kar on the North Eastern end of the bay, with a population of 5,820 and the town of Stra in the South, with a population of 2,430. Most of the area around the bay is closed to the public: 40% of the coast is part of the nation's military base and contains a port for the Navy.
Seret is the main town as one begins to move South from the far Eastern end of the island. It has a population of 43,300. The main rivers on the Western side of Seret are, from North to South, the Mahac (6km long), and 4 km Barli. Other towns include Panen in the North East with 17,100 people, Benni at the mouth of the Nilia with a population of 11,960 people and Chart in the South East with 7,160 people. Major industries around Seret include banking, which is largely based in Benni, and entertainment. The presence of these two industries leads to a high GDP. Seret is home to several TV and radio studios. Seret is one of the homelands of prehistoric Fecawns. Remains of settlements from 5000 BC have been found in the Central valleys. This area is one of the few where horses are kept in Fecaw. Camels are also reared here on a much smaller scale.
Helic has a population of 23,700 and is located further South. Another large settlement is the town of Sarin, with a population of 280. Many Helic residents travel into Panen in Seret for work. Helic has a varied coastal climate with relatively harsh winters. The area has been inhabited since the 2nd century and has been damaged by several historical wars.
The two islands in the far South East are rather remote. Aliea Island has an area of 5 km2 and a population of 144. Russe Island has an area of 4 km2 and a population of only 34. Most of the people are involved in farming or fishing. The only major settlement is the town of Casan on Aliea, with a population of 69. The people of these islands are relatively isolated from the rest of Fecaw. Above these islands is the 3km long Stha River and the 1km long Gerit River.
Sediw is the capital city of Fecaw. It has a population of 70,000 . There are a lake to the North of it: the large, Northern Ethe with an area of 11 km2, The Ethe hosts 54 species of coastal aquatic flora, including cane, calamus, bulrush, grass rush, lesser bulrush and water parsnip. Floating plants are rare and are of only three types: arrowhead, yellow water-lily and water knotweed. The Ethe is fed by the 4 km long Iaga River. Due to its size, Sediw is home to much of Fecawn industry. There are many factories in the town, many near coastal sea ports. Precious metal reserves, which are a major source of industry, can also be found in the South. Sediw contains many art museums and government buildings. Other towns include Dicor in the East, home to many Fecawn factories and a population of 14,500.
Eveo, Berer and Aliea Islands are located in the largest inlet in the South. Eveo has a population of 207 and an area of 7 km2. Aliea has a population of 177 and an area of 6 km2. Both islands have an industry dominated by farming. There are no major settlements: just farming communities. Berer Island is the smallest in Fecaw, with an area of just 3 km2. It is also completely uninhabited and covered mostly by forest. It is a protected nature reserve and home to several rare bird species. Each peninsula in this inlet contains a town. Going around the inlet from the South East, they are: Shaly (858 people), Kelen (911 people), Marai (692 people) and Pharg (741 people). The area is a popular tourist destination, due to its long, beach-covered coastline.
The total population of Brill is 28,640. It is another major town located in the large peninsula on the Western side of the inlet.
Major settlements around here include the Northern city of Roria with 39,750 people and the Southern town of Beyl with a population of 3,670 people. Roria is located next to the Kara Lake, which has an area of 0.6 km2 and the 3 km long Stanon River. The town of Brand has a population of 2,600. Another major town is Grinam, with a population of 834. Brand is home to several manufacturing plants. Beyond here are the Manep (7km) and Canan (9km) Rivers and the island of Rogam, with an area of 4.5km2 and a population of 248 people. The town of Alvia is situated here and has a population of 301. Moving westwards, the rivers along the coast are the Contu (5km) and Tion (4km), the Pran (6km) and the Tert, the Tror and the Xabol (all 3 km long). The town of Rolae, situated between the Contu and the Tion, has a population of 492 and has a long history of producing great sportsmen, despite its small size. Several National League football players and racing drivers grew up there.
Anyna has a population of 19,700 and is located along the River Tert. It is generally the warmest town. The town is known for its collection of megalithic stone monuments, which indicate very early prehistoric human activity. Major settlements include the town of Bari along the Tror River, with a population of 6,600. Due to its climate, the countryside Anyna is one of the two wine-producing areas in Fecaw. It also has some small tobacco, cocoa and cork farms. There are 5 official FATCUs (Fire or Air Tobacco Curing Untits) here. Anyna is also located near to a large salt flat: Halite Flats in the West, which is the lowest spot in Fecaw at -16m. Salt is extracted from here on a small scale basis, but most salt is produced from seawater.
Vier has a population of 21,310 and straddles the Tror and the Xabol. It, like Anyna has a very warm climate, but is also very exposed to the ocean, resulting in regular tropical storms which occasionally damage the Eastern end of the town. Vier also produces wine, with most vineyards in the West. Logging, paper production and silviculture are important activities here.
The three rivers on the Western coast are, going from South to North, the Tehn (2km long), Paliss (4km long) and the Raryn (3km long). The only major town here is Barery, which is located in one of the bends along the Paliss River. It has a population of 9,530. The area around here is an important agricultural area and produces various tropical and citrus fruits, along with tree nuts and cattle.
Algae are a large, diverse group of photosynthetic and polyphyletic eukaryotic organisms. Included organisms range from unicellular microalgae genera, such as Chlorella and the diatoms, to multicellular forms, such as the giant kelp, a large brown alga which may grow up to 50 m in length.
Lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of multiple fungi in a symbiotic relationship. Lichen, especially species such as Bryoria fremontii and Umbilicaria spp. are eaten as a delicacy in many central parts of Fecaw, despite their usual use as an emergency food source in famine. Some rare byssoid lichens, such as Coenogonium implexum, are found in Northern remote areas, especially around Joshro. Most lichens are squamulose or foliose. Pigments such as usnic acid give lichens a variety of colors, including browns, and yellows, in many of the central hills.
The shallower coastal waters of Fecaw are famous for their kelp forests. Kelps are large brown algae seaweeds. It has been suggested that the kelp forests would have helped ancient colonists by providing a stable way of life and preventing them from having to adapt to a new ecosystem and develop new survival methods even as they traveled thousands of miles. Large populations of sea urchins are becoming a major threat to kelp forests in the East of Fecaw. They damage kelp forests by chewing through kelp holdfasts.
Liverworts are a division of non-vascular land plants. It is estimated that Fecaw contains more than 90 species of liverwort. Liverworts in Fecaw occur all over the island, but are more common in the wetter North. Most liverworts in Fecaw are leafy Jungermanniales.
Approximately 300 moss species are found in Fecaw. Many Southern forests are noted for their large, dense moss colonies. In traditional gardening, moos is used to carpet a forest scene. Moss is thought to add a sense of calm, age, and stillness to a garden scene. Some farmers in the more remote parts of Fecaw would traditionally use mosses for bedding. Mosses have also been used as insulation both for dwellings and in clothing.
Ferns are vascular plants (plants with xylem and phloem) that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers. Many Equisetum, otherwise known as "horsetails" are found in Fecaw. Ferns have a common use in floristry.
The next category, while not taxanomically distinct, has been created for sake of reading.
Tree species vary significantly around Fecaw. In the North, most forests are coniferous. In the East, trees have had to adapt to the warm climate while, in the South, some deciduous forest is present.
Common conifers, which are of great economic value for softwood lumber and paper production, include the sequoia, cedar and cypress, which are mostly found in the South, and the hemlock, larch and pine, which are mostly found in the North. There are no yews or firs on the island. Common deciduous trees such as elm, oak, birch and alder. Cork trees are also common in the East.
Vetches are ubiquitously common in Fecaw. Some hardy orchids are known to occur in Aynya , with some very rare species being kept in protected areas. Lemongrass and sugarcane are both present in Fecaw. Sorghum remains the main staple food, with rye being used further North. Common vegetables include gai lan, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, turnip, radish, carrot, parsnip, chard, lettuce, potato, snow pea, Armenian cucumber, yam and cassava.
Insects have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae. The number of insect species is unknown, but presumed to be between 900 and 2000. A few ant species, like Lasius niger and Myrmica rubra, are truly cosmopolitan. These species are very common and have ranges that cover most of the nation. Many ant species in Fecaw are much more localised, some confined to a single valley. Flying queen ants are often seen as a sign of change, a good omen and a celebration of summer weather. Flying Ant Day is celebrated as a spontaneous festival in some Western parts of Fecaw. As in many places around the world, there are many beetle species in Fecaw. Diving beetles are commonly found in ponds, growing up to 6cm. Clown and scarab beetles are also common. Ladybirds are suprisingly rare, mostly being found in the East. Common butterflies in Fecaw are usually swallowtails, coppers, blues and yellows. Some fritillaries are found in the North. Fecaw is home to several bumblebee and honeybee species, as well as some carpenter bees.
The three most universal features defining modern molluscs are a mantle with a significant cavity used for breathing and excretion, the presence of a radula (except for bivalves), and the structure of the nervous system. In total, Fecaw is home to about 450 species of mollusc. Edible snails, Helix pomatia are a common part of the cuisine in Southern Fecaw. They are usually fried in oil. Other common snails include Cornu aspersum, Cepaea nemoralis, the flat-shelled Iberus gualtieranus and Cepaea hortensis. Slightly rarer is Cylindrus obtusus. Tusk shells are also a common sight in Fecawn seas. Almost all limpets in Fecaw are part of the Patellidae family. They can be found clinging to coastal rocks all over Fecaw. They are known to reduce the cover of algae and barnacles on steel panels of boats in seawater, inhibiting fouling of ship hulls. Various types of octopus also inhabit the seas of Fecaw. One of the strangest is the Amphitretus pelagicus. It is transparent, almost colorless, and has 8 arms and tubular eyes. It can only be found in the far South of Fecaw's territorial waters. Other octopus species include Octopus vulgaris, Argonauta argo with its particularly large eggcase and the colourful Hapalochlaena lunulata. Cuttlefish can also be found around Fecaw, especially in the shallower central waters. They are commonly used for their sepia dye in traditional clothing. Squids in the north of Fecaw include Alloteuthis subulata and the more common Doryteuthis plei. Squids such as Doryteuthis opalescens and Loligo vulgaris are found by the Southern shores. Squids are also commonly stuffed and breaded in local Northern cuisine. Oysters, cockles and mussels are all common bivalves in Fecaw. Shell collecting is a popular hobby among young children, but has recently spread to the elderly. The geoduck is a very prized clam. The shell of the clam ranges from 15 centimetres (5.9 in) to over 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in length, but the extremely long siphons make the clam itself much longer than this: the "neck" or siphons alone can be 1 metre (3.3 ft) in length. It is often boiled and is famous for being cruchy and savory.
Both lampreys and hagfish are common in Fecaw. Hagfish skin has found some unusual uses in Fecaw, most of which realate to clothing. Belts, wallets and even jackets are made from the hagfish's durable skin. All lampreys in Fecaw are carnivorous and all but one of them migrates to freshwater rivers to breed. Most lamprey populations exist in Central Fecaw. Anchovies and other small fish are common snacks in Fecaw. They are often eaten dried and salted, sometimes pickled. The fishing industry is an important part of the economy in many parts of Fecaw, with fish such as brill, hake, haddock, cod and turbot being a major part of this industry, as well as a popular dish.
Birds are characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton. Fecaw is home to a variety of birds. In the forests of the far South, live some moa and kiwis. Guineafowl are also a common food in Central Fecaw. Nyctibius jamaicensis, a type of pootoo, is also found in the far South. Nightjars in Fecaw are all from the Caprimulgus genus. Common ducks are whistling ducks, shelducks, eider ducks and blueducks. Duck eggs are commonly eaten. The two genera of geese are white and grey geese. Geese are, rather oddly, seen as pests in Fecaw and generally disliked. Fecaw is still home to passenger pigeons, Ectopises, which are extinct in every other part of the world. Fecaw is also home to Columba livia, having little variety of pigeons.
Various types of cuckoo, such as the roadrunner, anis, koela and malkoha are found in Fecaw. Fecaw is home to Fratercula corniculata, as well as various species of murrelet. Larus pacificus and Larus occidentalis reside around the South of Fecaw, while Larus glaucoides can be found further North. Various types of tern and skua are also found in several areas of Fecaw. There are many songbird species in Fecaw. They include the ptarmigan, chicken, grebe, pitta, manakin, lyrebird, Gouldian finch, which was imported in the 1960s, lark, warbler, tit, wren, waxwing, thrush, sunbird, leafbird and pipt. Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates. They inhabit a wide variety of habitats, with most species living within terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal or freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Thus amphibians typically start out as larvae living in water, but some species have developed behavioural adaptations to bypass this. The young generally undergo metamorphosis from larva with gills to an adult air-breathing form with lungs. Fecaw is home to numerous species of caecilian, including various primitive fish caecilians in the South and common caecilians further North such as Caecilia gracilis. Salamanders, including Calotriton arnoldi, Lissotriton italicus, Notophthalmus viridescens, Taricha torosa and Salamandra algira are common in many areas of Fecaw. Fecaw is home to frogs and toads, such as Rana temporaria, Pelophylax ridibundus in many marshes, Pelophylax ridibundus, Pelobates syriacus, Bufo calamita and Bufo bufo. Frog legs, that of the edible frog Pelophylax kl. esculentus, are often served deep fried in Fecaw.
Reptiles are tetrapod vertebrates, creatures that either have four limbs or, like snakes, are descended from four-limbed ancestors. Unlike amphibians, reptiles do not have an aquatic larval stage. Most reptiles are oviparous, although several species of squamates are viviparous, as were some extinct aquatic clades the fetus develops within the mother, contained in a placenta rather than an eggshell. As amniotes, reptile eggs are surrounded by membranes for protection and transport, which adapt them to reproduction on dry land. The only species of tortoise in Fecaw is Testudo graeca. Fecawn lakes are filled with several species of pond turtle, such as Glyptemys insculpta, while Caretta caretta is the main species of sea turtle. Southern Fecaw is home to a species of chameleon: Chamaeleo chamaeleon and an interesting species of lizard called Phrynocephalus mystaceus. It is notable for its red oral display frill. The gecko Hemidactylus turcicus is prevalent in Fecaw, along with the lizards Iberolacerta horvathi, Podarcis liolepis and Podarcis tauricus. One of the few snake species in Fecaw is Platyceps najadum, which is only present in the South East.
Mammals are the vertebrates, distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands. Females of all mammal species nurse their young with milk, secreted from the mammary glands. The one species of hedgehog in Fecaw is Hemiechinus auritus. In the West, the predominant mole species is Talpa occidentalis, while Talpa levantis is the main species in the East. Shrew species include the Northern Sorex isodon, Sorex araneus and Crocidura suaveolens. Fecaw is home to dozens of bat species, including pipistrelles and myotis.
Fecaw contains several species of hare, including the Lepus timidus in many mountainous areas and the Southern Lepus corsicanus, but no rabbits. Red squirrels, dormice, mole rats, hamsters, lemmings and voles are also common species.
Very occasionally, polar bears, Ursus maritimus, are sighted on the Northern coast, thought to have come from the icy lands to the North.In most of the North, the main fox species is Vulpes corsac, but the South and some North-Eastern pockets are home to Vulpes vulpes. The polecat Vormela peregusna resides in Fecaw, along with the otter and badger.Many remote forests of Fecaw contain Lynx pardinus, a species of Lynx. Horses are not native to and have never traditionally been used in Fecaw, only being commercially popular for the small gap between their introduction and the emergence of steam power. The wild boar is present is much of Central Fecaw along with wild goats, elk and red deer.
Marine mammals in Fecaw include the dolphins Stenella frontalis and Tursiops truncatus. The sperm whale and blue whale are also commonly sighted.
Climate and Weather
The Koppen climate type of Fecaw is Aw. Temperatures are relatively similar throughout the year, varying between a maximum of about 30C to 17C in September-November to 25C to 13C in June-July. There is dry season with a small amount of rainfall between July and August followed by a rainy wet season during the rest of the year. The vast amount of precipitation falls in the wet season. During the dry season, monthly precipitation levels are rarely higher than 10mm, but they reach around 250mm in several months of the wet season
Because of contrasting air masses, the West of Fecaw has frequent severe thunderstorms and occasional tornado outbreaks during both the spring and the summer. In central portions of Fecaw., tornadoes are more common. They usually can touch down during the spring and the summer. The South also reports some tornadoes, but these rarely are very strong. Southern Fecaw has a second tornado season during the autumn. Generally, the area at greatest risk for tornadoes migrates northward from February to June, peaking in the South-west in February and March. The following is a climate graph for Fecaw's capital, which provides a general overview of the climate patterns around the nation:
The following statistics are from the 2016 Fecawn survey, conducted by the Department of Welfare
As of 2016, Fecaw is estimated to have a population of 497,640
The population is distributed by age as follows:
016 years: 21.72%
1732 years: 19.71%
3349 years: 19.61%
5064 years: 22.38%
65 years and over: 16.58%
The mean age in Fecaw is 41.0
The population is distributed by sex as follows:
016 years: 1.03 male/female
17-32 years: 1.04 male/female
33-49 years: 1.01 male/female
50-64 years: 0.97 male/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male/female
Fertility rates are at 3.15 births per woman.
Life Expectancy is distributed as follows:
Total population: 80 years
Male: 81.5 years
Female: 89.1 years
The birth rate is 31.2/1000. Non-government surveys have suggested that around 2% of babies were born to unmarried women. Fecawn birth rates have remained steadily high, leading to a rapidly increasing population as death rates fall due to improving healthcare.
The death rate is 13.5/1000. Since the 1950s, the introduction of a national health insurance scheme and significant improvements in the quality of elderly care has resulted in a steep decline in death rates.
Roman Catholicism is the official state religion and is entitled to state support according to the 1960 Institutes, which at the same time guarantee freedom of religion. The clergy play an important role in state life and are required for the coronation of a King. Bishops are also official advisors to the King and are entitled to become deputies. The current head of the Catholic Church in Fecaw is Archbishop of Sediw and Primate of Fecaw Eron Jan, who consecrated Fecaw to the Sacred Heart in 2008. Catholic solemnities are also national public holidays, and Sunday is an official day of rest. 84% of the population of Fecaw is Catholic according to the last census. Official church figures state that 79% of the population attends Mass on a Sunday. The patron saints of Fecaw are St. John the Apostle and St. Remigius.
While the Catholic church is still the largest church body, Protestantism also represents a stable minority of society, in 2010 representing 9% of the population. Most Protestant are Pentecostal with smaller numbers of Lutherans and Baptists. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) claims more than 290 members, but has no temple. Buddhism is the largest non-Christian religion with around 850 members, with some converts. There are also approximately 20 members of the Jewish faith. Although they represent less than 1 percent of the population, Jehovah's Witnesses have a strong presence in the South, but are strongly discouraged by many people from evangelising. Other religious groups, including followers of Islam, Taoism, Hare Krishna, Paganism, Wicca, Scientology, Tenrikyo, and the Bahα'ν Faith, claim membership throughout the country, with the majority of worshipers residing in the Sediw. Confucianism has had a significant historical impact on Fecaw and has strongly influenced political culture. It introduced civil service exams. While it is not seen as a religion in Fecaw, but more as a philosophy that can be combined with Catholicism, Confucian phrases are often memorised by schools and Confucius is commemorated as a national hero.
The average income per capita is ’ 35,122. Females earn ’ 29,403 per capita, males ’ 39,192. The unemployment rate is 3.2%.
Little is known of Fecawns prehistory, or when it first appeared in Fecaw. Documents from the 3rd century recorded a few Fecawn words, but substantial texts did not appear until the 8th century. Mediaeval Fecawn included changes in features that brought it closer to the modern language, and the first appearance of foreign loanwords. The standard dialect moved from the Seret region to the Manda region in the Early Modern period. As Fecaw became more accessible to the outside world, the flow of loanwords from foreign languages increased significantly. Dutch loanwords, in particular, have become frequent. However, many people in Fecaw strongly resist the use of loanwords. Neologisms are a common alternative. Fecawn has no official status, but is the de facto national language of Fecaw. There is a form of the language considered standard: Manda Fecawn. This normative language was born from the language spoken in the royal and governmental area of Sediw. It is taught in schools and used on television and official communications. It is the version of Fecawn discussed here. Formerly, standard Fecwn in writing was different from colloquial language. The two systems have different rules of grammar and some variance in vocabulary. Dozens of dialects are spoken in Fecawn. Dialects typically differ in terms of pitch accent, vocabulary, and particle usage. Some even differ in inflectional morphology, although this is uncommon.
Fecawn uses a native script and Romanised orthography. The native script is an alphasyllabary that is written vertically, right to left, top to bottom. Every letter in a word is pronounced, including difficult combinations. There are no silent letters and no letters which can be used ambiguously. Fecawn has a small system of vowels, which are /a/, /e/ and /o/, and several diphthongs, which are: /ae/, /ao/, /ea/, /eo/, /oa/, and /oe/. There are 22 consonants: /m/,/p/,/b/,/f/,/v/,/n/,/t/,/d/,/s/,/z/,/k/,/g/,/x/,/ɣ/ (written "y"),/h/,/l/,/j/ (written "i"),/w/ (written "u") and /ɥ/ (written "iu"). Root words are always one syllable. Syllable structures are CV, CVO, OLV and OLVO, where C stands for all consonants, V for all vowels, L for /l/, /j/, /w/ and /ɥ/ and O for all consonants that are not /l/, /j/, /w/ and /ɥ/. Fecawn also employs a wide variety of diacritics and punctuation marks to indicate suprasegmental features such as stress, intonation and breathings. The features have no grammatical function. Stress in Fecawn is on the root. Stress is usually unmarked, but is sometimes marked by an acute accent to deal with confusion. Breaths are marked by a comma and sentences are ended by a full stop. When suffixes are stacked, a short schwa is put between consonants and a breath between vowels.
Nouns are declined for case, by prefixes, and number, by a suffix. There is an unusually large variety of number suffixes in Fecawn. Verbs are conjugated using a variety of prefixes and suffixes. Before the root are prefixes for voice, volition and direction. Directional prefixes could be viewed as a derivational prefix, but have become grammatical. After the root, there follows suffixes for tense, aspect, mood and evidentiality.
Particles are used in Fecawn for a large variety of purposes, acting as prepositions, interjections and conjunctions. There are a very many distinct prepositions used in Fecawn, making it very specific about location and direction. Fecawn uses a system of absolute direction, that is not based on any relative system. It divides up the space around the observer into octants, based on compass direction as well as vertical position. There are also prepositions for being exactly on one of the x,y or z axes that divides up the octants. The x axis is based on the E/W axis, while the y axis is based on the N/S axis. There are three points on each axis in Fecawn, 0, +1 and -1. Each of these combines to make one of the root prepositions. Prepositions have prefixes to show various forms of movement. Interjections are the main method of showing emotion in Fecawn. There are six interjections, used to show anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness and surprise. Conjunctions are used to connect phrases. In Fecawn, there are relatively few of them.
Adjectives are words used to qualify or describe nouns and verbs. In Fecawn, they are declined according to degree or comparative prefixes. Comparative prefixes are used to compare the quality of two nouns or verbs, but degree is only used on one noun or verb. Many words in Fecawn are not roots, but are derived using prefixes or by compounding. Derivation is the main way of producing new words in Fecawn. Derivational prefixes are always placed at the very start of the word, before any morphological prefixes. Fecawn has SVO word order. Fecawn is a pro-drop language. The copula is very often omitted when features such as tense can be left to context.
In the first half of the 60s, Fecaw suffered a major collapse in power due to a rebellion. The "invasion of 1960" is a term for this communist uprising against the monarchy. It is normally called an invasion because of the extent to which it was propped up by the Suria del Moka a socialist regime in part of Mokastana. The Suria del Moka gave a great deal of support to the rebels, who were almost powerless without it. The Surian "Ten Year Plan" to improve the economy and to modernize was failing. Many historians see the invasion as a desperate grab to hold on to power.
Many of the so-called "revolutionaries" were in fact Surian troops, who had arrived almost undetected through Fecawn waters. However, communist protests had been taking place in earnest since 1958 due to rising food prices and what some people perceived as an unfair system of royal succession. The protesters varied in their aims, with some of them wanting a republic with a directly elected government, but most supported the establishment of a communist regime like that in Suria del Moka. The main leader of the Revolutionary Socialists was Nal Lam, a man from Western Manda who had risen to prominent positions among the protesters in 1959 and became the de facto leader of the movement. He led several marches on Sediw that reached the outskirts of the Palace in March and June of 1959, before gaining unofficial control over much of Eastern Manda and Seret later that year, operating several soviets. The early soviets abolished all forms of the monarchy in the areas that they controlled and seized means of production such as factories and farm equipment. They created workers unions and persecuted the Church. Several monasteries were raided and the practice of any religion was illegalised.
At this point, Nal Lam decided that, to take control of Fecaw, he would need more than the rebels that he had and their soviets. This is evidenced by his letters to the Suria del Moka written in December 1959. Meanwhile, several of the Seret soviets had been overthrown or were becoming powerless and ineffective because of local resistance. The government in Sediw had sent its own troops to destroy some of the militant workers organisations in the Central area of Manda. Their efforts were largely successful and most believed that the uprising would be quickly quelled. In February 1960, the Surian government agreed secretly with Nal Lam to send its own troops to Fecaw and help him to take control. They had already provided him with a great deal of financial aid. Several thousand, possibly up to 20,000 troops from Suria del Moka arrived on Seret that month. They quickly took control and defeated the steadfast Fecawn Royal Guard who were stationed there. Most government leaders on the islands moved to Manda, but there they soon came under threat. Intelligence from resistance fighters on Seret reached Sediw in March that described an invasion of the main island and a destruction of the Royal Palace. Fearing a siege, or worse a destruction of the Church and State in Fecaw, the King at the time ordered all government officials and high-ranking clerics to leave the island and to escape to the tiny Brand Island. The various councils and Senat met with the King in a building that had previously been used as a local meeting place. A group of government officials, including several Deputies, had to smuggle the Crown Jewels and several relics from the cathedrals on a small boat. A great deal of precious art and ancient manuscripts were hidden in the rather small town of Grinam, which now hosted all of the government.
The Surians by now operated on several islands, but the promised invasion of Manda did not take place until mid-June of 1961. Before that, the Suria del Moka and rebels had been unable to take Joliar or Dopher because of fierce resistance from locals. The exiled government had also called up troops from around the Brill islands and sent them to the West of Fecaw, hoping to be able to fend off any attacks. One major fault of the Surian forces was an almost complete ignoring of the heavily-populated Caryme and Jonde islands, which were strongly loyal to the King. They formed anti-communist militias there with the support and guidance of the government in Brill and planned to launch an invasion onto Seret when the rebels tried to invade Manda.
When the takeover of Manda was staged, the rebels were attacked by the severely stormy weather that is often found around the island of Seret, but managed to attack the island. By this point, there was little resistance in Sediw as most of the government and military had left. The Royal Palace and Government Buildings were found empty of any targets for assassination, but were vandalized and most religious societies suppressed on the isle of Manda Most of the government and its supporters had simply managed to retreat to the West or far North and could corner the rebels.
Over the next couple of years, starting in January of 1962, Seret was retaken by troops from the North and West. Several hundred men from Joshro and Alac also joined the fight. The struggle was rather slow, but the Surian-backed rebels also failed to maintain order in their territories and suffered regular revolts and episodes of civil disobedience in 1963. Seret was completely overtaken, apart from some very small areas on the Eastern Coast, in October of 1963 and the North of Manda fell to national control in January of 1964. By this point, the Suria del Moka had decided that the war was largely not worth fighting and withdrew many of its troops. In the spring and summer of 1964, several major military breakthroughs allowed the King to lead some of his troops to the banks of Lake Ethe and survey the damaged city of Sediw. The few remaining rebels did not surrender, but many people left the city, first in secret, but later openly as the rebels allowed them through. Now almost powerless without Surian support, the rebels could not fend off any attacks from government forces and surrendered on the 11th of April 1964, allowing the King and royal forces to re-enter Sediw. The King took up his throne in the damaged Cathedral of St. Remigius again the next day. Many relics, ancient artefacts and other treasures, including the Crown Jewels were then returned back as many of the rebel leaders and several Surian military officers who had failed to escape were imprisoned. The 11th of April is now a national holiday.
The war made Fecaw much more resistant to communism and socialism and attacks on the monarchy and the Church. It also created an anti-Mokan feeling among the public, but this was largely a minority view. However, the Fecawn government strongly condemmed the Mokostan government which gained control in 1994.
Different types of music have been recorded in historical Chinese documents from the early periods of Chinese civilization which, together with archaeological artifacts discovered, provided evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the year 500. These further developed into various forms of music through various historical periods, producing the rich heritage of music that is part of the cultural landscape today. Fecawn music continues to evolve in the modern times, and more contemporary forms have also emerged.
Most traditional Fecawn music uses 19 equal temperament, a method of tuning that divides an octave into 19 parts, instead of the usual Western 12. This system was formalized in the year 423 by an anonymous writer in the Classic of Music. Archaeological evidence indicates that music culture developed in Fecaw from a very early period. Over time, a significant variety of musical instruments were created. Music developed in the courts of various rulers and gained a rather elegant form. During the modern period, symphony orchestras were formed in most major cities and performed to a wide audience in the concert halls and on radio. Many of the performers added jazz influences to traditional music, adding xylophones, saxophones and violins, among other instruments. Church music from the West also became popular in churches in the 1920s and had completely taken over in religious settings by the 30s.
Vocal music has traditionally been sung in a thin, non resonant voice or in falsetto and is usually solo rather than choral. All traditional Fecawn music is melodic rather than harmonic. Fecawn vocal music probably developed from sung poems and verses with music. Instruments are traditionally divided into categories based on their material of composition: animal skins, gourd, bamboo, wood, silk, earth/clay, metal, and stone. Not only in form but also in artistic conception, Fecaw has been the home of a colorful culture of folk music. Traditional occasions such as weddings and funerals are often accompanied by trumpets or oboes.
The modernization of music involved the adoption of some aspects of Western forms and values, such as the use of Western conservatory system of teaching, and changes to the instruments and their tuning, the composition, the orchestration of music, the notation system and performance style. Some forms of music however remained traditional and are little changed. Modern rap and punk music, along with many types of rock music, is traditionally shunned, sometimes for religious reasons. Pop music, much of which is produced natively, is somewhat popular.
Fecawn architecture began its development with small towns in around 2000 BC. Urban planning was a prominent feature and these towns showed striking uniformity and symmetry. The main construction material used in these times was fired mud-brick. This spread to the countryside later on and remained alongside stone buildings. At the same time, around 1500 BC, drainage systems became more complex. Sediw was established around this time.
Another feature of the landscape of towns in early Fecaw was megaliths. They were at first simple standing stones, often aligned astronomically with the planet Venus, the Moon and the Sun, but later monoliths were used as records and were covered with inscriptions. Nowadays, they are collected in the various national museums. They cover topics ranging from commemorations of victory in war to calendars and law codes. Tombs were usually built underground and had little decoration. Glazed tiles had become much more commonplace by 1000 BC.
Flat roofs are common in traditional Fecawn architecture. Gables are a much rarer feature. Rammed earth was used for less important structures.
Gastronomy has always been greatly valued in Fecaw, with both street food and high dining being extensively developed. There has been relatively little foreign influence on Fecawn cooking because of the archipelago's isolation, but there are significant variations between Northern and Southern cuisines. Fecaw is well-known for "weird" foods that may be unsuited to the foreign palette, such as lichen and kelp.
There is a major divide between Northern and Southern Fecawn cuisine. These styles are distinctive from one another due to factors such as availability of resources, climate, geography, history, cooking techniques and lifestyle. Northern cuisine tends to focus on seafood over poultry, which are more common in the South. Southern cuisine favours cooking techniques such as braising and stewing, while Northern cuisine employs baking. Based on the raw materials and ingredients used, the method of preparation and cultural differences, a variety of foods with different flavors and textures are prepared in different regions of the country. Many traditional regional cuisines rely on basic methods of preservation such as drying, salting, pickling and fermentation.
One part of Fecaw that is "separate" from the divide in cuisines is Schis Island, which is famous for its local cuisine which involves many unique cheeses and desserts.
The traditional staple food in Fecaw is sorghum, which is used for grain, fibre and fodder. Sorghum requires an average temperature of at least 25 °C to produce maximum grain yields in a given year. Maximum photosynthesis is achieved at daytime temperatures of at least 30 °C. Night time temperatures below 13 °C for more than a few days can severely reduce the plants' potential grain production. Sorghum cannot be planted until soil temperatures have reached 17 °C. The long growing season, usually 90120 days, causes yields to be severely decreased if plants are not in the ground early enough. Sorghum is relatively unaffected by droughts and requires large amounts of nitrogen in the soil. Researchers are attempting to genetically engineer sorghum that is capable of surviving colder Northern climates, where rye is currently the main staple. Rye is frost resistant and grows well in poor soils.Sorghum is about 70% starch, so is a good energy source, but is hard to digest when raw, so is normally pressure cooked or steamed.
Common vegetables include gai lan, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, turnip, radish, carrot, parsnip, chard, lettuce, potato, snow pea, Armenian cucumber, yam and cassava. A variety of dried or pickled vegetables are also processed, especially in drier or colder regions where fresh vegetables were hard to get out of season. Lichen, especially species such as Bryoria fremontii and Umbilicaria spp. are eaten as a delicacy in many central parts of Fecaw, despite their usual use as an emergency food source in famine.
Edible snails, Helix pomatia are a common part of the cuisine in Southern Fecaw. Squids are also commonly stuffed and breaded in local Northern cuisine. Most lamprey populations exist in Central Fecaw. Anchovies and other small fish are common snacks in Fecaw. They are often eaten dried and salted, sometimes pickled. The fishing industry is an important part of the economy in many parts of Fecaw, with fish such as brill, hake, haddock, cod and turbot being a major part of this industry, as well as a popular dish. Duck eggs are also commonly eaten.
Seasonings such as fresh ginger root, garlic, and sesame are widely used in many regional cuisines. Beer made from sorghum is the most popular alcoholic drink. Cold dishes are usually served before the main meal. Besides salad and pickles as appetizers, they can range from jelly, cooked meat and sausages, to jellyfish or cold soups. Sorghum is used to make flour, porridge and flatbread.To add extra flavors to dishes, many Fecawn cuisines also contain dried mushrooms, dried baby shrimp, dried tangerine peel and chilies, onions and cayenne. Generally, seasonal fruits serve as the most common form of dessert consumed after dinner. Dessert soups are typically sweet and served hot. Many types of street foods, which vary from region to region, can be eaten as snacks or light dinner, while pastries are used for celebration of traditional festivals.
When dining at home, it is not custom to drink alcoholic beverages with meals. Diners begin to eat only after all of the food has been placed on the table, with the eldest served first. In their absence a spoonful of food is put aside first in the pot as a token of respect before serving the meal. Modern cutlery is common, but combinations of eating implements such as the spork have shown a recent spurt in popularity.
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There are 45 delegates, also called Senaters, in Fecaw. They discuss and propose new legislation. All laws passed by the Senat (Delegates in meeting) must be approved by the King. Every 2 years, one of 9 "voting areas" of Fecaw elects 5 delegates using range voting, meaning that a delegate's term is at least 18 years. Each Senater must only be qualified to vote in a Senat election: the youngest ever Senater was 18 years old. The minimum voting age is 17.
The salary for a Senater is ’55,000, but is ’60,000 for the Chief Senater, which is the same salary as that of the King. Senaters are given free travel costs and healthcare, along with a generous pension.
Sessions are held every morning for six days every week and these sessions can be incredibly long. For a session to take place, at least 75% of the Senaters must be present. Voting on legislation has been done using an electronic system since 1997, which is displayed on a small screen below the seat of the Chief Senater. The Chief Senater sits at the front of the Senat Chamber, which is a hexagonal room in the National Building. At the end of each session, the present Senaters process to the Throne Room, where the King will give his approval or disapproval to proposed legislation.
Area 1- South East
Jura Ranero- Chief Senater
Area 2- Central East
Area 3- North East
Area 4- South Centre
Area 5- Central
Area 6- North Centre
Area 7- South West
Area 8- Central West
Area 9- North West
Deputies are appointed figures who are entrusted with advising the King and national leaders. They meet regularly with the King in private and with the rest of the government during Senat debates. There are no term limits or limits on the number of deputies. Deputies are in charge of a department, whose workers (the civil servants) are comprised of those with the very highest scores on the national examinations (deputies themselves tend to come in the top 99%). The number of deputies is equal to the number of Senaters. There are currently 45 of them:
The Councils are the secondary executive body in Fecaw, subservient to the King, which have authority over a certain area of policy delegated from him. There are five Councils, which have rather wide-ranging duties and meet regularly in five separate halls. They are composed of an equal number of Senaters and Deputies. Councils debate and vote on policy resolutions.
The Security Council is responsible for defending Fecaw from enemy attack and for maintaining peace within Fecaw. It has grown significantly in recent years following weapons purchases from Xencovia. It is responsible for reducing re-offending and protect the public, to provide access to justice, to increase confidence in the justice system, and uphold peoples civil liberties. It is in charge of the judiciary and police.
The Foreign Council is responsible for ensuring Fecaw's interests overseas and coordinating diplomatic missions. It also is in charge of increasing international trade and supporting Fecawn citizens living abroad. It is also tasked with representing Fecaw at the WA and is involved in the drafting process and proposing its own resolutions, of which two (GA432 and GA435) have been passed.
The Welfare Council is responsible for giving aid to the unemployed and for providing social security to those in need. It also coordinates relief efforts, such as in the 2019 Jonde Earthquake and is in charge of government pensions. The Welfare Council also manages Fecaw's health and education systems.
The Finance Council is in charge of tax collection and the management of national finance. It is also responsible for the Fecawn economy, business, industrial strategy, and science and innovation with energy and climate change policy.
The Infrastructure Council maintains most of Fecaw's vital services. It is in charge of maintaining all government buildings, including national monuments and offices, the transport system, national media and for administrating waste disposal, gas, electricity and water supplies.
Bishops of the Catholic Church are also technically deputies in Fecaw. They do not run a department, but advise the King on religious and moral matters.
The monarch is the supreme head of Fecaw and its government. Unlike many other nations, Fecaw has a monarch who takes an active role in government, rather than acting ceremonially. He veto legislation and decide on foreign policy. The monarch is usually seen as a representative of Fecaw abroad and conducts many official functions. The current monarch is King Sarol, born Then Sarol, who has ruled Fecaw since 1 October 2004 after receiving the crown from his father and was born on 6 July 1952.
The King is financed by the taxpayer and has a salary of only ’ 60,000. He is not subject to tax and holds residences in most major Fecawn cities, including the main Royal Palace in Sediw.
Fecaw is one of the few countries that uses a full coronation ceremony for its monarchs. During the ceremony, the King is presented to the consecrating archbishop by two bishops, who petition that he may be crowned, and who, when themselves interrogated as to his fitness, reply that they know him to be a worthy and proper person. The King makes an oath and is then anointed. He later receives successively sword, crown, and sceptre, each accompanied with prayers. Finally the king is solemnly enthroned and the Te Deum sung.
The King owns the Crown Jewels, which are used in formal occasions such as openings of Senat sessions and religious feasts. The two crowns are the main symbols of royalty. The first, is a crown embellished with approximately 300 stones, including amethysts, garnets, peridots, rubies, sapphires, topazes, tourmalines and zircons. It weighs about 2 kilograms. On the eight corners of the crown are larger rubies and sapphires. The Crown is known as the State Crown. The other Crown is the National Crown. It is set with several large diamonds and a legendary block of malachite known as the Oath Stone. It weighs about 3 kilograms and contains 400 stones. There are also three swords. Two of them are gilt, but the other one is made from pure bronze and is supposed to be more than 1000 years old. The Crown Jewels also contains several scepters, which symbolize the King's temporal power. They are largely identical and are about a meter long. Most are decorated with emeralds. The Crown Jewels form part of the National Treasures and are kept in the Government Building in Sediw (see the sections on Art and Architecture respectively).
The succession of monarchs is decided using Agnatic seniority. The line of successors first goes to the younger brothers of the King, before going on to his sons. Succession is not only limited to sons of the previous monarch, not the sons of his brothers. The younger brothers of King Sarol are Derril Ganda, who has 2 children, and Doal Barr, who has 3 children.
The Law of Fecaw is contained within the National Institutes. The Institutes of Fecaw were established in 1962 as the only law in Fecaw. They are surprisingly terse, but have served well for over 50 years. In that time, they have been modified significantly. The Institutes cover all fields of law, including constitutional laws and human rights. They can be amended by the National Council and contain all binding laws, along with official declarations. The following is a list of the individual institutes:
I- Covers constitutional law and general rights
II- Principles of Natural Justice, evidence, courts and judges
III- Offenses against the state and treason
IV- Offense against person
V- Offenses against property
VII- The Church, its rights and its status in society,
VIII- Destination of Goods and basic principles of distributism
IX- Solidarity and participation of people in society
XII- Environment, Conservation
XIII- Labour and worker's rights
XIV- Finance, Bankruptcy and National spending
XV- Transport, shipping, air travel, roads and trains
XVI- Taxation, Usury, basic principles of a Georgist taxation system and specific tax rates
XVII- Illegal Substances and Materials
XVIII- Military Law, War Crimes and conditions for a Just War
IXX- Conscientious Objection
XX- The International Community and the WA, basic foreign policy and approved treaties
XXI- Technology, Biotechnology and Scientific Research
Despite all official and binding law being contained in the Institutes, other less official policy and letters or adresses from the King and other government members are also collected as policy documents.
Fecaw maintains embassies with several nations. They are Wuriya, Brightlake, The United States of Devonta, Yohannes, Xencovia and The Scarlet Eagle. All consulate buildings are located in Sediw. Talks have been held on the topics of trade an international cooperation with Yohannes in October 2018 and Brightlake and the US of Devonta in July 2019. Fecaw has a rather isolated attitude towards foreign policy, but still allows for free and open contact with some friendly nations. Fecaw also is an active member of the World Assembly and has passed two General Assembly resolutions. It has remained staunchly against recent legislation relating to compliance with resolutions, and maintains a policy of non-compliance with multiple resolutions. It has defined itself as having an independent voting record, not caring too greatly to maintain allies on the world stage. Recent visits to Mokastana paid by several deputies have improved relations around Dienstad. Fecaw is also a strong supporter of Saatland, a province of Capile that is involved in an independence struggle. It has regularly provided materiel aid to the small nation.
The various population centres of Fecaw are linked by about 1,500 km of road. There are three classes of road, the first being HSRs, high speed roads, which extend for only about 200 km around the country, connecting large areas countryside and acting as links between major cities. Some sections of HSRs have speed limits of 120 km/h, but other sections lack speed limits. Important radial routes are designated as A roads and extend for about 700 km around the country. They connect most major settlements and have speed limits between 60 and 90 km/h. The rest of the roads around the nation extend for about 800km and account for small roads within cities and paved roads around villages. 80% of the roads in Fecaw are covered with tarmac or paving.
Most people in Fecaw have a surprisingly high level of education. Many of them, despite not having attended a university, have strong knowledge of national history and are well-versed in the sciences. Most people believe that this high level of knowledge despite only average, possibly below-average, times spent in the education system is due to an intensely rigorous education system that emphasises independent learning. Students are often encouraged to go to as high a level is possible for them and to go beyond any kind of set curriculum. There are no separate apprenticeships or technical schools in Fecaw, but there are courses taught in schools which allow for students to learn carpentry, metalwork, architecture and construction over an extended period of time.
Education at school is not compulsory in Fecaw, and many choose to teach their children at home. Access to schooling is offered to all between the ages of seven and twenty-one. Education has to be paid for. This cost is usually covered by the parents, but the government does provide for parents who cannot afford the fees. There are no year groups, but there are 20 grades in each subject which rank students based on ability rather than age. Students spend time studying for these grade exams, which are held regularly. Students can pass grades at a variety of speeds, but must pass at least one in a time set by the Welfare Council. If they fail to meet this pass rate, the student will be removed from the school. Students of all ages and grades are taught in the same building.
Each of the grades increases in difficulty from the last one. For example, Grade 1 Mathematics deals with counting, multiplying by 2,5 and 10, adding, subtracting and dividing, but Grade 20 Mathematics focuses on numerical analysis. These grades teach the vast majority of a subject on a step-by-step basis. The subjects on offer can be combined in any way and number and are: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Fecawn, English, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Catholicism, Music, Drama, Sculpture, Drawing and Painting, Photography, Economics, Geography, Computer Science, Architecture, Agriculture, Business, Education, Law, Medicine, Journalism and Several Engineering Courses. These courses are usually taken at different times. Students are free to drop or begin a course at any point, but usually choose to drop some at Grade 10, which is considered to be enough for use in the world, and begin a more vocational course such as Law. Schools offer certificates of grades that are recognised around the nation.
Classrooms in Fecaw are usually quite small and are built around a large hall which is used for eating lunch and holding meetings. Children and adults of different ages keep separate and there are no formal assemblies. Teachers demand a high standard of behaviour and are well-known for being very strict, but reasonable. Class sizes vary, but are never larger than 25. The Welfare Council is in charge of the education system and appoints head teachers to every school in Fecaw. Currently, about 70 schools operate. Most teachers are native Fecawns, but the number of foreign teachers is increasing. Literacy is almost universal and is viewed as something that is necessary for living in society. Almost every child above the age of nine is functionally literate, with the majority of Fecawn children entering school with a good knowledge of literacy and arithmetic learnt from their parents.
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