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[WIP] Federation of South America (Sorlyset)

POST-WAR FACTBOOK

Key Facts
Founded: 2022(Federation)

Population: 81.3 million

Demonym: Sorlysetian

GDP Nominal: $1.963 trillion

GDP PPP: $24,1246 pp

Government Type: Presidential Federal Republic

Capital City: Cordoba

President: Maria Ingles

Prime Minister: Mr. Ferdinand Carlos Jones

Introduction
The nations and regions of Arica, Paraguay, Potosi and Quecha and Commonwealth of Sorlyset are hereby brought together into the Federation of South America.

The name ‘Sorlyset’ derives both from the Occitan name of early settlers; Sor (sisters) ly (the) set (seven) as well as the name that early Norwegian whalers gave to the Fuegos; Sørlyset (the southern lights) referring to Australis Borealis. This happy co-incidence has meant the name has stuck.

The new flag adopted post-war is the called the ‘seven sisters’, reflecting the constellation of the same name. In Quecha and Andean culture, the constellation represents abundance and harvest; and were known as Quilqa and represents the seven main linguistic-ethnicities of the federation; and the blue, white, blue, reflects the Atlantic, the snow of the Andes and the Pacific oceans.

The national motto is ‘Prosperitas, Unitos et liberata’.

Government
Representative democracy organised as Federal Presidential Republic.

The head of state is the President, who will serve for a term of 6 years and for no more than two terms. The president will hold executive power to protect the federation and advance its interests at home and abroad.

The main legislative body will be the Congress. Members of Congress will be elected on a Proportional Representation basis through general election, and will serve for 6 years, and for no more than two terms.

The upper house is made up by the Assembly. The assembly is made up of elected representatives of Regions through general election and will serve for 6 years and for no more than two terms.

Further Information:

History
Pre colonisation
Human activity dates to ~10,000BCE although Patagonian, Andean and southern regions were very sparsely populated with main the main populations of indigenous peoples concentrated in the forested areas to the north.

Colonial Era
Iberian colonisation began in earnest in 1580 with the establishment of a town at what is now Buenos Aires. The absence of a gold rush and Iberian policies restricted immigration with only small numbers of settlers moving the interior. The Spanish custom of allotting large tracts of land to few people was at odd with that elsewhere in the new world, concentrating land and wealth in the hands of few, further putting off settlers.

The relatively small number of European settlers required the importation of African slaves to work on farms.

Invasion and Reform
The collapse of the Iberian government during European war, lead to invasion by Northern European forces in 1807. The invaders successfully held Buenos Aires and the resulting vacuum allowed slave and tenant farmer revolts in rural areas. This in turn led to a declaration of the establishment of the ‘Commonwealth of the Plata’. Slavery was abolished in 1850 and alongside land reform, this led to mass immigration.

Mass Immigration
Immigration from Europe included large numbers of English, Welsh and German speaking people who moved onto the western coast, and into Patagonia.

The Commonwealth is developed
Unification, both voluntary and forced begun to forge together a nation using the USA constitution as a template. Full independence was secured in 1912 adopting the name Sorlyset which has grown in Europe use as shorthand for southern parts of the country and was easier to pronounce for English and German settlers.

Corruption and Reform
Populist President, José Martines Balonso hid his corruption with populist policies with Catholic overtones. A coalition of centrist, leftist and regional parties selected Christina Ingles, who won the election convincingly.

Shortly after being elected an early test of the Ingles government was the San Nicholas Disaster which killed 2,108 people and unearthed a web of corruption.

Utilising the Emergency Powers Act brought in by Bolanso, Ingles used the ensuing scandals to bring in a huge number of national reforms including corruption reduction, military re-building, and reforms of the mining and energy sector through a National Strategy .

The period before the civil war was characterised by economic growth and immigration from neighbouring regions with Ingles finally relinquishing the powers under the Emergency Powers Act.

The Northern Wars
The four territories to the north included the richers, Arica, under Sorlyset a protection; Potosi, a region suffering from instability as Quecha nationalists and war lords, known as the Silver Factions, Paraguay an independent nation, and Misiones a tiny nation ran by Gen. Mario de Grazia. Often referred to as the ‘archetypical tin-pot dictator’ his rule has been tolerated by neighbouring nations on a simple cost/benefit analysis of removal.

Fluctuating metal prices, as Lithium rose and Gold stayed largely static caused a cascade failure of the four states leading to chaos and a humanitarian crises. Sorlyset entered the war, which lasted around 6 months and caused the deaths of 4,320 military personnel, around 1,250 civilians and approx. 12,840 insurgents.

A full timeline is available here.

Economy
The economy is described domestically as a ‘socialist market economy’, but is in effect a mixed market economy with many state and employee owned industries. Export focussed, it comprises of:

  • Agriculture, comprising 9% of GDP including, beef, grain, citrus fruit, sunflower, wine, and sugar cane.

  • Mining, comprising 8% of GDP, including copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold.

  • Manufacturing, comprising 15% of GDP, with export goods including agricultural goods, automobiles, glass, tyres, lumber products and leather

  • Banking, comprising 14% of GDP

  • Tourism, comprising 4% of GDP

  • Services comprising the remaining 50% of GDP.

Major Economic Sectors/Strategies:

Major Projects
Links to major projects below:

Geography and Demographics
SAF comprises of the lower part of South America and a number of overseas territories in the Pacific. The nation continues to assert its claims over Las Malvinas, San Pedro and other South Atlantic chains currently occupied by Orange-Bourgogne. The nation also claims Antarctic Territory as defined by its continental size and set out in early declarations during independence.

7 main language groups are supplemented by numerous others, including Wichi, which continues to be at risk. Since the Northern War. the unification of Quecha speaking regions should secure the languages use for the future.

Region

Main Lang.

Pop. (m)

Assembly Seats

Capital

Arica

Spanish

0.75

2

Arica

Quecha

Quecha

2.38

3

Sucre

Paraguay

Guarani

7.35

9

Asuncion

Chile

Spanish

9.88

12

Santiago

Flamencos

Spanish

6.28

8

Salta

Wichi

Mixed

0.98

2

Jurez

Parana

Spanish

2.37

3

Resistencia

Misiones

Spanish

1.11

2

Goja

Mendoza

Spanish

3.76

5

Mendoza

Cordoba

Spanish

2.37

3

Cordoba

Uruguay

Spanish

3.68

5

Montevideo

Wellington

English

7.21

9

Wellington

Pampas

English

8.21

10

Blanca Bay

Buenos Aires

Mixed

12.81

16

Buenos Aires

Andes

Spanish

3.3

4

Puerto Montt

Rio Negro

German

4.2

5

Blau Bucht

Chebut

Welsh

1.84

3

Porthmadog

Fuego

Norwegian

0.9

2

Ny Haven

Antarctica

Mixed

0.0

1

Estralles

F.S.A (Sorlyset)

81.35

107

Mendoza

Military
The Military has grown and been modernised in recent years and due to Northern War:

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