Motto: Liberty or death
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Population: 54 million
Largest City: Galturin
Official Language: English
National Language: Kaboomlandian
King: Wulfric II
Queen: Aliana I
None; it was abolished on October 2, 2015
Establishment: from Portugal
Independence: May 22, 1922
Land Area: 632,897 mile˛
Water Area: 58 km˛
Water %: 0.005
Highest Point: 21,254 ft
Lowest Point: -54 ft
GDP (nominal): 312,000,000,000
GDP (nominal) per capita: 158,313 Endorsements
Human Development Index (NS Version): 46
Time Zone: UTC +5
Drives on the: Right
Calling code: 845
Internet TLD: kb
The Empire of Kaboomlandia commonly called Kaboomlandia, is an Absolute Monarchy in Europeia. It is bordered on the north by China, on the south by the ocean, by the east by Bhutan and India and on the west by Afghanistan. Kaboomlandia covers 1,018,331 square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 54 million. Kaboomlandia comprises of six provinces.
Kaboomlandia is is a middle power in Europeia and a recognized member of the World Assembly.
The nation's name originally came from the fairly advanced Neroan tribes that inhabited the area since time immemorial. When European explorers arrived, they noticed the Neroans' use of fire, as well as explosions that marked their tribal dances, and nicknamed them "Kaboomlanders". When the nation became independent, the name became "Kaboomlandia."
The nation has been inhabited for thousands of years by native Neroan and Slobovian tribes. Neroans made up the vast majority and were the more advanced, using fire as an important part of their tribal rituals. However, when the Portuguese landed in 1713, they brutally suppressed the Neroans and Slobovians with war and disease; this is known as the "Great Extinction" in Kaboomlandian history, and is generally looked upon as a dark time. Only 115,000 Neroans remained within Kaboomlandia when the nation declared independence in 1922, down from an estimated 1.8 million in 1800. The Slobovians mostly fled to Tibet, where they remain today.
In 1922, Kaboomlandia achieved independence peacefully from Portugal, and a parliamentary republic was set up. The capital city of Kolra was established in 1926 and soon became the seat of Kaboomlandia's government. Kaboomlandia's mountainous terrain made it tough to farm, so towns were originally established in the Lower Mainland area. One of these, the Ralia metro area, is the only marine port of entry to Kaboomlandia and a strong trading town.
Kaboomlandia remained neutral throughout World War II, but after the war ended, they found themselves locked in conflict, as the newly independent India was flexing its muscles with its neighbours. As well, the aggression of China towards Tibet, which neighbours Kaboomlandia, has cooled relations between the two nations. Despite this, president James Milligan maintained the country's parliamentary republic.
In 1975, Milligan was assassinated by a Kaboomlandian ultranationalist. An army commander named Wulfric Skend came to power, declared himself King, and promptly turned the nation into a dictatorship. He proceeded to suspend the Constitution, repress the population through the use of terror, and invade and annex the country of Maeneren in 1976, renaming it the Kaboomlandian Foreign Territory. As a result, the country's foreign relations with their neighbours deteriorated quickly, and in January 1981, Iran invaded Kaboomlandia to retaliate for its belligerence. However, Wulfric I proved to be a skilled military strategist and drove out the invading nation with the Kaboomlandian Army.
Towards the end of the 1980s, with Kaboomlandia in a deep recession, Wulfric I reintroduced capitalism to revitalize the economy, and it worked well. The 1990s were a time of marked economic growth for the nation. The city of Galturin, despite the extremely oppressive society, became an economic centre and is still today the centre of Kaboomlandia's economy, developing a massive rivalry with the older, more traditional city of Kolra.
In 2003, Wulfric I died, and his brother Emil took the throne. Emil I was seen as a reformist, bringing some powers back to the legislature and improving the human rights situation amid international pressure. However, on October 2, 2015, he was overthrown by the son of the old monarch, Wulfric II. The new king reversed all of Emil's reforms, and essentially made the country even more oppressive than it had ever been under his father.
In modern history, Kaboomlandia has become notorious for becoming a prosperous capitalist country where many technology companies make their home, taking advantage of low corporate taxes and Galturin's business-friendly environment. However, the nation's appalling human rights record and rampant corruption have raised the ire of other countries, particularly China and India.
The official languages of Kaboomlandia are English and Kaboomlandian. English is spoken by approximately 55% of the population, Kaboomlandian is spoken by 43% of the population, and assorted languages make up the rest.
The Kaboomlandian language is known for its difficulty, as words can vary depending on the gender of both the speaker and the person it is being addressed to. As such, only 4% of the population is fluent in both English and Kaboomlandian, and Kaboomlandian is rarely spoken abroad.
Metro area population
The Kaboomlandian Foreign Territory
The government is ruled as an absolute monarchy by King Wulfric II and Queen Aliana I. The legislature formerly consisted of two houses, but this was abolished following the coup on October 2, 2015.
Kaboomlandia's foreign relations are mainly based on its power in Central and South Asia.
Kaboomlandia maintains a nuclear arsenal, but has a no-first-strike policy in place and has implemented this doctrine since the 1981 Iranian invasion. Its main rivals in this regard are India and China.
Fiscal Year: July 1
GDP (nominal): 312 billion
GDP (nominal) per capita: 158,313
Labor Force: 21 million
Sport is a very large part of the Kaboomlandian culture, and on any given day you can usually find at least one team playing. The national sport is ice hockey. The Kaboomlandia Phoenix national ice hockey team has a very large following. Their best tournament is the 30th World Cup of Hockey, where the team qualified for the semifinals.
Other sports that garner much attention in Kaboomlandia are gridiron football, asssociation football (known as soccer to many Kaboomlandians), basketball, and baseball.
The team is notorious for its playoff failures; they have yet to get past the semifinals of a major sporting tournament, and have only made it to the Final Four once.
Kaboomlandia's energy needs are met mainly by nuclear power, but the country's unstable government and heavy militarization has led to concerns by uninvolved nations. Approximately 52% of the country's power comes from nuclear power, followed by 28% from coal, 14% from oil, and 2.8% from other sources.
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