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The Egalitarian Democracy of Karteria


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Motto: Amor Vincit Omnia



Location


Population: 23,400,000
-Density: 129.61


Capital: Liliana
Largest City: Greater Karteria City


Official Language: English



National Language: English, Spanish


Demonym: Karterian

Government: Democratic Republic
- President: Taylor Thompson (interim)
- Vice President: Lilian Gray
- Speaker of the House: Titus Rackley
- Chief Justice: Norman Bates


Legislature: Karterian House


Establishment: Remnants of the US
Independence: October 13, 2054


Land Area: 151,993 mile˛
244,609 km˛
Water Area: 1,346 km˛
Water Percentage: 1.57%


Elevation
Highest Point: 1231 meters
Lowest Point: 70.1 meters


GDP (nominal): K2.1 Trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: K89,743


Human Development Index (NS): 90.12


Currency: Kars


Time Zone: Central Time


Drives on the: Right


Calling code: +1


Internet TLD: .kar


Karteria

The Socialistic Democracy of Karteria, commonly called Karteria, is a Democratic Republic in central North America. It is bordered to the north by Getania, to the east by San Bartos and to the west by Colorado Territory. Karteria covers 244,609 square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 23.4 million. Karteria comprises seven provinces.

Karteria is a founding member of The Union of Nations, creator of the International Human Rights Organization, and a leading diplomatic force around the world. Additionally, while its military is not nearly the largest, it has been increasingly used more often in order to protect democratic institutions.

Etymology

Based on known evidence, the name is thought to have originated from the nation's founder, Karter Livingston.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Karteria is as a "Karterian."

History

Following World War Three (around 2034), in which most of the world's nations were dissolved, much of the former United States was left in shambles. After nearly two decades, small teams explorers from from former Minnesota and Manitoba territories sought a new, warmer climate elsewhere. Much of eastern and western North America were heavily destroyed by the War, so these explorers traveled south along the Mississippi River. After arriving some many kilometers south, they found a lush land, with many old, abandoned, and decaying buildings. Nature had seemingly taken its course. The area was untouched for many years, as many of the probable gangs and scavengers had moved on to more profitable areas. After reporting their findings, new settlers began migrating to the south where the explorers first made landfall. The first group would go on to re-found St. Louis.

Following the initial excursion, many nomads and settlers began migrating to this new "promised land" full of opportunity. Those that did not move south helped create Getania. This new territory, called Karteria, began to prosper, albeit slowly. After about a decade, because of population booming, migrants began traveling west along the Missouri River. Liliana and Karteria City would later be founded as a result.

Geography

Much of Karteria contains many lakes, forests, rivers, and caves to the east and plains to the west. Lake of the Ozarks is a major international attraction, and the Mississippi River is the longest river in North America.

The nation's climate is mostly temperate.

In the east, the environment is wetter and generally more humid. The western areas are much dryer.

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Demographics

Population
Demographics:
- 52% Caucasian
- 15% African-Karterian
- 6% Asian-Karterian
- 21% Hispanic
- 6% Other (Pacific Islander, etc.)

Language
While its official language on government and public documents is technically English, the Karterian populace speaks a variety of languages, with the most common being English, Spanish, and German. Much of that is due to the people's ancestors in the United States, as well as German and Hispanic immigrants from long ago and the present.

Religion

While religious tolerance is held in high esteem, most of the Karterian populace has disregarded religion for much more... practical obligations. The largest traditional religion is Christianity, but no more than 15% of the population practices it.

Race
Most of Karteria is made up of Caucasians, with Black and Asian minorities.

Provinces

Largest Cities

Rank

City

Metro area population

Provinces

1

Karteria City

4,643,000

Greater Karteria City

2

Liliana City

3,156,000

Liliana

3

St. Louis

3,021,000

Gaston

4

Olathe

1,680,000

Greater Karteria City

5

Wichita

721,000

Leawood

6

Columbia

409,000

Liliana

7

Hannibal

239,000

Jay

8

Topeka

165,000

Greater Karteria City

9

Lawrence

111,000

Greater Karteria City

10

Pittsburg

98,000

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Government

Karteria's federal government is heavily influenced by the federal republic that was the United States of America, yet also has influences from other democracies of the past as well as its own characteristics. It is divided into three separate yet intertwined branches: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Each branch has unique authorities when it comes to running the nation, yet not all are listed here. The Executive Branch enforces legislative policy, is headed by a democratically-elected President, and presides over the military. The Legislative Branch (or the Legislature) officially declares war and (of course) proposes and passes legislation. The Judicial Branch and its network of district courts handle major court cases and may exercise review of legislation that is subject to scrutiny.

Executive Branch
•Powers: Military command; enforcement of legislation; proposal of legislation
•Major Positions: President of Karteria, Secretary of the Press, Secretary of the Military, Secretary of Foreign Relations, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Health
•Cabinet:
    –Office of the President: Oversees Presidental duties, presides over the nation as a whole.
    –Office of the Military: Presides over the defense of the nation and other military/peacekeeping actions. Is subject to the authority of the commander and chief, as in the President.
    –Office of Foreign Affairs: Dictates foreign relations, presides over international embassies, brokers and enforces international treaties, and assists in enforcing international law
    –Office of Commerce: Enforces national and international economic policy, advises the National Bank
    –Office of Education: Enforces educational policy
    –Office of Health: Presides over welfare, healthcare
    –Office of Environmental Protection: Enforces environmental policy

Legislative Branch
•Powers: Economic, social, and all other policies; declarations of war
•Representatives: Reps are elected through democratic elections every 2 years. Each province is allowed two representatives. Another 100 representatives are elected proportionally to the percentage of support for each political party, totaling 114 representatives. This total is subject to change if new provinces are created, either through the division of current provinces, the creation of a puppet state, or the addition of new territory. Puppet states are allowed two representatives to serve in the Karterian Legislature; territories are only allowed one. This total may also change through legislation if the Legislature deems it necessary to increase the number of representatives regardless of reasons thereof.
•Major positions: Speaker of the House, Party Leaders

Judicial Branch
•Powers: Judicial Review; Court Cases
•9 total justices preside over the Supreme Court; decides major cases that make way through the federal court system; reviews federal and provincial legislation.
•Seven district courts, one in each province
•Major Positions: Supreme Court Justice, Secretary General

Other Significant Organizations

Office of Information
•Powers: Oversees information gathering, the national census, and the Karterian Archives
•Major Positions: Secretary of Information, Field Operatives

Karterian Space Administration
•Conducts scientific exploration and study of the universe
•Once technology permits, conducts security and military operations in space as necessary

Karterian Intelligence Agency (K.I.A.)
This section is highly classified

Foreign Relations and Military

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Economic Indicators

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Currency: Kars (K)
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GDP (nominal): K2.1 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: K89,743
Labor Force: 16,454,000
Unemployment: 300,000

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