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DG.DG - Drongonia at a Glance

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[floatright][box][center][b]The Republic of Drongonia[/b]
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    [b]National Flag of Drongonia[/b]
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    [b]Coat of Arms of Drongonia[/b]
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    [b]Motto:[/b] Strength and Valour
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    [b]Anthem:[/b] God Defend Drongonia
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    [b]Location[/b]
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    [b]Population[/b]: 34.15 million
    -Density: 44.56/kmē
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    [b]Capital:[/b] Christchurch (6.0m)
[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png[/img] 43.5321° S, 172.6362° E
    [b]Largest City:[/b] Nelson (6.13m)
[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png[/img] 41.2706° S, 173.2840° E
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    [b]Official Language:[/b] English
    [hr][b]Ethnic Groups (2016):[/b]
90.2% European
6.5% Asian
3.3% Other
    [hr][b]Demonym:[/b] Drongonian, or Drongo [i](informal)[/i]
    [hr][b]Government:[/b]
    - Prime Minister: William "Bill" English
    - Deputy Prime Minister: Harold Lee
	- Opposition Leader: Sarah Ellice
    - Speaker of the House: Trevor Maynard
    [hr][b]Legislature[/b]:
    - Parliament House of Drongonia
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    [b]Establishment:[/b] Formerly New Zealand territory
    Independence: November 4, 1950 (Declared)
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    [b]Land Area:[/b] 152,183kmē
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    [b]Elevation[/b]
    Highest Point: 3724m (Mount Halver)
    Lowest Point: -2m (Tyson Plains)
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    [b]GDP (nominal):[/b] $4.816 trillion Drongonian Dollars
    [b]GDP (nominal) per capita:[/b] $141,041 Drongonian Dollars
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    [b]UN HDI:[/b] 0.942 [img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Increase2.svg/11px-Increase2.svg.png[/img]
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    [b]Currency:[/b] Drongonian Dollars (DGD$)
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    [b]Time Zone:[/b] Drongonian Standard Time/DGST (GMT+13)
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    [b]Drives on the:[/b] Left
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    [b]Calling code:[/b] +65
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    [b]Internet TLD:[/b] .dg

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    [size=200][b]Drongonia[/size][/b]
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    The Republic of Drongonia, commonly called Drongonia, is a democratic government located in the Anglospheric Empire. It is bordered on the north by [nation=New Zeelund], and on the east by [nation=Cancolastan]. Drongonia covers 152,183 square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 34.15 million people. Drongonia comprises of a number of cities and towns, which all have their own council boundaries. However, there are no states or governmental territories. City and district councils do however, have the right to enact by-laws.

    Drongonia is also highly regarded as an internationally capable manufacturer of firearms and other military equipment. Drongonian exports include computer software and hardware, led by its largest company, Peak Computing. Drongonia also has a thriving automotive sector, with its largest vehicle manufacturer, Norcott Motorworks (NMW) making up 46% of the entire new-car market in Drongonia. Drongonia also provides security services to other members of the Anglospheric Empire.

    [floatleft][box][center]Contents[/center]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Ety]1 Etymology[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Hist]2 History[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Geo]3 Geography[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Demo]4 Demographics[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Pop]4.1 Population[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Lan]4.2 Language[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Reli]4.3 Race[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#City]4.4 Largest Cities[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Govt]5 Government[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#FRM]5.1 Foreign Relations and Military[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Econ]6 Economy[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Cult]7 Culture[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Infra]8 Infrastructure[/url]
    [url=INSERT-FACTBOOK-URL#Energy]8.1 Energy[/url]
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    [b][u][size=150][anchor=Ety]Etymology[/anchor][/b][/u][/size]

    The name "Drongonia" was chosen to pay homage to the national animal which frolics through the nation's lush forests, the Drongo.

    The standard way to refer to a citizen of Drongonia is as either a "Drongonian" if speaking formally, or a "Drongo" colloquially.

    [b][u][size=150][anchor=Hist]History[/anchor][/b][/u][/size]

	Drongonia was created in 1950 after racial and political disputes between members of the public in New Zealand, who, after being disgruntled by the economic and social policies of the New Zealand government, formed a substantial armed militia and took what was formerly known as the "South Island" of New Zealand, with assistance from the Australian Defence Force.
	
	Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Drongonia kept up with global trends in terms of culture and technology, being among the first countries in the Western world to show programmes on colour television, pass secular legislation removing any religious instruction from parliament and lawmaking.
	
	In the 1980s, Drongonians pioneered several advancements we now take for granted in the computing world, such as using multiple monitors and having extra mouse-pointer buttons. Drongonia was also one of the world's first countries to have a mobile network capable of long-distance calling within the nation's borders.
	
	During the 1990s, Drongonia was the internet powerhouse of the region, being the first nation in the world to rollout a nationwide copper broadband network, under the Anna Nolan-led government.
	
	Since, Drongonia has grown to a population of over 34 million and enjoys some of the world's highest levels of human development, civil rights, medical care and judicial fairness among other things. Drongonia has maintained excellent relations with both Australia and the United States throughout its history, and has since repaired relations between its government and that of Niv Zealand.

    [b][u][size=150][anchor=Geo]Geography[/anchor][/b][/u][/size]

    Drongonia is a small island nation, located South of Niv Zealand and west of Cancolastan. The Southern Alps, located in the mid-east of the country are both a tourist attraction and a natural beauty spot, with Mount Halver being the tallest point of Drongonia, at a peak of 3724m.

    Due to its southerly position, Drongonia mostly maintains a cold climate. However, to the north of the country, the climate is more mild and average temperatures are an average of 5 - 10 degrees higher at any point.

    Drongonia is frequently rated as a world leader in air quality, due to its heavily emphasized renewable energy policies and industrial anti-pollution methods. In the central areas of Drongonia, lush forests line the main areas, with many small mountain ranges and hilly areas scattered around the major centres.

    [spoiler=View a map of Drongonia here][img]https://i.ibb.co/b35Xsb3/Mainland-Map-2nd-edition.png[/img][/spoiler]

    [b][u][size=150][anchor=Demo]Demographics[/anchor][/b][/u][/size]

    [b][u][anchor=Pop]Population[/anchor][/b][/u]
    According to latest Census data (collected in 2016), the population of Drongonia currently sits at 34.15 million. The population is mostly urbanised, with 88.2% of the population living in what would be described by the Drongonian Ministry of Statistics as an "urban" or "suburban" area, usually around the outer city/regional areas.

    [u][b][anchor=Lan]Language[/anchor][/b][/u]
    The official language of Drongonia is English. The spoken language of Drongonia is referred to as Drongonian English, which shares a vast majority of its characteristics with Niv Zealand English, Cancolastani English and Libstasian English. Literacy rates are approximately 99.7%. With an education system which is widely regarded as excellent by worldwide standards, Drongonia maintains an excellent literacy rate, and an average IQ of 101.

    [u][b][anchor=Reli]Religion[/anchor][/b][/u]
    There is no national religion of Drongonia, however, religious citizens enjoy expansive freedom to practice and teach their religion under both the Drongonian Bill of Rights Act 1951, and the Religion Act 2011. However, Islam and Muslim subcultures are outlawed in Drongonia, marking as a stark contrast to the otherwise strong personal and religious freedoms citizens usually enjoy. The suppression of Islam comes after the 2012 Cathedral Square bombings, where a Jihadist suicide bomber detonated a car-bomb in the Christchurch city centre, killing 25 and injuring 364.

According to the latest Drongonian Census data, the current religious makeup of Drongonia is as follows:

[u][b]Christian 61.1%[/b][/u]
[i]By Denomination:[/i]
Catholic 17.4%
Anglican 17.2%
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed 15.0%
Baptist 6.5%
Methodist 4.7%
Jehova's Witnesses 0.3%

[u][b]Minority Religions 2.9%[/b][/u]
Hinduism 1.4%
Sikhism 1.3%

[u][b]No religion/Other/Agnostic 36.0%[/b][/u]

    [u][b][anchor=Race]Race[/anchor][/b][/u]
    Racial tensions were the primary cause of the formation of the Drongonian state. It is then no surprise that the racial makeup of Drongonia is extremely homogeneous. Subsequent National-Led governments have established and maintained native-first racial policies, with the overall stated goal of keeping the country's racial makeup at least 85% European heritage. Recent Labour-led governments have disputed this policy and questioned its validity in regards to the [url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=drongonia/detail=factbook/id=1166500]Bill of Rights Act 1951[/url]. As a consequence, the Race Act 1953 was removed from law in 2013. The follow-on effect of this was that the Bill of Rights was amended to officially assign equal rights to all citizens regardless of race. Equal rights were guaranteed in several other facets of law, but not the Bill of Rights Act, which is considered the de facto constitution.

According to the latest Drongonian Census data (2016), the current racial makeup of Drongonia is as follows:

	[u][b]European[/u][/b] 90.2%
		[i]Drongonian European 85%
		White South African 5.2%[/i]

[u][b]Asian[/u][/b] 6.5%
	[i]Indian/Sri Lankan 3%
	Chinese 1.9%
Japanese 1.1%
Korean 0.5%[/i]

	[u][b]All Others[/b][/u] 3.3%
[i]South American 1.0%
Middle Eastern 0.7%
Other Asian 0.7%
Slavic White 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.3%[/i]

    [u][b][anchor=City]Largest Cities[/anchor][/b][/u]
    [table][tr][td]Rank[/td][td]City[/td][td]Metro area population[/td][td]District[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]1[/td][td]Nelson[/td][td]6,630,000[/td][td]Northland[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]2[/td][td]Christchurch[/td][td]6,500,000[/td][td]Christchurch District[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]3[/td][td]Dunedin[/td][td]4,957,000[/td][td]Southland[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]4[/td][td]Invercargill[/td][td]2,200,000[/td][td]Southland[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]5[/td][td]Gilroy Bay[/td][td]2,050,000[/td][td]Western Districts[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]6[/td][td]English Island[/td][td]915,000[/td][td]Southland[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]7[/td][td]Halver[/td][td]754,000[/td][td]Western Districts[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]8[/td][td]Carterton[/td][td]565,000[/td][td]Midlands[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]9[/td][td]Norcott Point[/td][td]312,000[/td][td]Western Districts[/td][/tr]
    [tr][td]10[/td][td]Saxton[/td][td]247,000[/td][td]Midlands[/td][/tr][/table]

    [b][u][size=150][anchor=Govt]Government[/anchor][/b][/u][/size]

    The government of Drongonia is a directly elected representative democracy. Voters vote for a local representative for their electorate, who is usually affiliated with a political party, or can be independent. The winner of the local electorate seat is then given a seat in the House of Parliament, of which there are 120. Once a party either has 61 seats or can form a coalition with other parties to reach the threshold, they may form a government and are declared the winners of the election. Elections are held every four years, typically on November 4, which marks the date of the nation's self-declared independence.

The government operates with no upper or lower house, meaning that there is only one house of Parliament. This is referred to as the Drongonian House of Parliament. There, elected representatives debate proposed policies and generally waste taxpayer resources. The debating chamber of parliament runs from 10am until 7pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, during which time, the public may tune in and view the ongoing debates either on Parliament Television or via livestream on the Drongonian Parliamentary website. 

The two main political parties of Drongonia are the centre-right Drongonian National Party and the centre-left Labour Party of Drongonia. The Drongonian National Party primarily campaigns on reducing government size, keeping tax under control, toughening immigration and border security, and providing extra police/defence force funding. The Labour Party of Drongonia primarily campaigns on increased LGBTQI+ and minority representation, higher taxes for the rich, more trade and relations with China, and dismantling gun ownership. There are other political parties of various sizes and beliefs, such as the Green Party, Conservative Party and and Libertarian Party.
 
    [b][u][anchor=FRM]Foreign Relations and Military[/anchor][/b][/u]

    Drongonia shares excellent foreign relations with the entire roster of Anglospheric Empire nations. Trade with Libstasia, Niv Zealand, Cancolastan and Soldeg is a large part of the Drongonian economy. Internationally, Drongonia is generally seen as an aggressor towards majority-Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The Drongonian government has been especially outspoken around the perceived need to eradicate Islam from the world. This outspoken attitude has only increased since 2012 after the Christchurch car bombing and subsequent race/religious riots around the country. 

    The Drongonian Defence Force (DDF) is a three-branched organisation consisting of the Drongonian Army, Drongonian Navy, Drongonian Air Force. The three branches of the Drongonian Defence Force work both independently and co-operatively, and share common goals for the regional security of both the Anglospheric Empire and Drongonia, while all working on their own priorities.

    [b][u][size=150][anchor=Econ]Economy[/anchor][/b][/u][/size]

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    [b]Rank:[/b] Powerhouse
    [b]Currency:[/b] Drongonian Dollars
    [b]Fiscal Year:[/b] March 2019
    [hr][b]GDP (nominal):[/b] $4.816 trillion
    [b]GDP (nominal) per capita:[/b] $141,041
    [b]Unemployment:[/b] 3.9%
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    The Drongonian economy is characterized as very strong, fast-moving, and broadly diversified across many industries. Drongonia's largest export is Information Technology Solutions, primarily computing and server hardware, as well as personal electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets. Drongonia is also well-known for its software and online services, with the world's most widely-used cloud service, MyDrive, being established in Dunedin in mid-2001. Peak Computing is the nation's largest company, with a 2018 yearly revenue of $153.44bn and a workforce of over 20,000 both in Drongonia and worldwide.

Corporate tax rates are competitive compared to other nations worldwide, with a flat-tax of 27.5% for any company with over 100 employees, and 25% for business with under this amount. Drongonia also employs a flat-rate value-added tax of 15% on all goods and services sold within Drongonia (with some exceptions), which it calls Government Service Tax.

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