The United Democratic Republic of Neviersia
Motto: "Zn'était, zn'est, ét zna blierai unis perjamais!"
"It was, it is, and it will be united forever!"
Neviersian, English, French
Federal semi-presidential republic
Neviersian Bourbone (£)
£24 Trillion (Per Capita) £50,000
0.957 (very high )
UTC-3, +4 to +6
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Neviersia (Neviersian: Neviersýa; French: Neviersie), officially the United Democratic Republic of Neviersia (Neviersian: République Unés-Democratique tu Neviersýa; French: République democratique unie de Neviersie), is a country whose territory consists of mainland Neviersia in Eastern Veropa, and Utopian Neviersia in North Utopia. The mainland of Neviersia extends from the Avon Lake to the eastern-most borders of Veropa. It is bordered by Ambelviser and Shelliana to the west and Sheplania and Shaisovi to the east. The north of the mainland borders the Djurmmonia Sea, whilst the south borders the Bladderiannes Sea. The Utopia Neviersian region borders Ambelviser's claim, Chambierre Ilmraine, to the west, the Georgi Republic and Kataarina Dalmaaria's claim Avon-Bernney, and unclaimed land to the east, whilst the province of Loyonne borders Daunlaund to the north. The country's 17 provinces span a combined area of 7,807,997 km², and a total population of 480,000,000 (as of January 2019). Neviersia, a sovereign state, is a federal semi-presidential republic, with its capital in Djurma (despite La Paz being the judicial capital city), the second largest city. Other economically and culturally important cities include Djurmaica, Melbourne, Kingerstan, Perth, and the largest city Bolfayem.
The sovereign state is a federal semi-presidential republic, with a parliamentary system, divided into the seventeen provinces (of which five (referred to as "Utopian Neviersia") are located overseas in the North Utopian continent). The provinces all have a provincial parliament, whether it be a bicameral or unicameral government, the most populated being Washtuse, where Djurma the capital is located. Washtuse is one of the most densely populated and richest provinces, in terms of GDP per capita, and the province is home of many national company headquarters. A quarter of the entire population of 480,000,000 people live in the province alone, and substantially live near the coast.
Neviersia was one of the five founding countries of the Veropan Union (along with Ambelviser, Sheplania, Knamdoroughland, and Ambulena), and hosts as a seat of the Veropan Union Parliament in the country's capital city, which is Djurma. Neviersia is also a founding member of the Edbethonian Union (defunct), Elabathan Union (defunct), the Ambelviersian Trilateral Unity (ATU; consisted of the members Neviersia, Ambelviser, and Allevarres). The capital city of Neviersia, Djurma, hosts many headquarters of other international headquarters.
Neviersia is a highly developed country, having an advanced high-income economy. The country has very high and exceptional quality of life, as well as standards of living, education, healthcare conditions, standards of education, and finally, is categorised as "very high" in the Human Development Index. It also ranks as one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world, because of the reason for mostly not participating in war and conflict directly.
The name Neviersia directly is derived from the preceding country Ambelviersia, of which the part "-viersia" comes from the old Sheplanian word "Viersyanette", or "Land of the Free Viersians". The prefix "Ne-" in the modern term Neviersia derives from the old Neviersian term "Neau", or "New". Historians theorise that this refers to how Neviersia became a sovereign state, having declared independence from Ambelviersia in 1981 - it has been 1752 years since the Neviersian people have had their own independent country. Thus, the first Neviersian country is referred to as "Viersýa" in the Neviersian language. The Neviersian term for the name "Neviersia" was first used by natives as early as their country was annexed by "Greater Sheplania" in the early 200s, which back then "Greater Sheplania" was colloquially referred to as "The Evils of Veropa" by the Neviersians (this is because Greater Sheplania at that point had already taken control of roughly 60-80% of the entire continent of Veropa).
The standard term to refer to a citizen of Neviersia is a "Neviersian", and the Neviersi tribe as "Viersi".
Main article: History of Neviersia
Neviersia has a parliamentary government, of which the parliament meets in the Council of Neviersia, comprising of two houses: an elected Council of Representatives, and an elected Senate. The position of the Prime Minister, the head of government of Neviersia, is appointed by the Prime Minister, usually, if they're the leader of the political party with the largest number of seats in the Council of Representatives. The current prime minister is Jabonne Melées, who has been so since 5th April 2017 and is also the leader of the Labour Party. The prime minister has a maximum term of 5 years but can choose to resign if he/she chooses to. For the elections of the Members of Parliament (MP), who are part of the Council of Representatives, the nation is divided into 1,000 constituencies, each representing 1 MP elected by roughly 300,000 people with a two-round system (the first round colloquially referred to as the "Semi-Finals", the second being the "Finals". The MPs and Senators have a maximum term length of 5 years.
The Labour Party, Conservative and Unionist Party, and Democratic Unionist Party are currently the three largest parties in both the Council of Representatives and the Senate. Although, the Greens, in comparison to most other countries, has quite a lot of seats in both chambers, which is because of the importance and value of the environment in Neviersia. MPs of the Further East Party are only elected by citizens who live in the Further East area.
Neviersia was one of the founding members of the Veropan Union made in 1981, shortly after its independence. It was created to ensure peace, freedom, democracy, and equality between all member states, a chance to improve diplomatic relations with each other, and to better the continent of Veropa. Since the 1980s, the Neviersians, and the Neviersian Government has developed close ties with what used to be its absolute nemesis, Sheplania, although a minority of people from both countries still express their hate for the other country (these hate crimes usually come from people of ages between 50-60).
The country is a member of several different organisations, notably the Universal Pact for instance. In May 2009, Neviersia held a referendum whether to join the newly-created Universal Pact, a Union of which its members are mainly in the Utopias. Neviersia was invited to join the Universal Pact purely because of how already influential the nation was in Veropa. On the 20th May 2009, the results were revealed to the public for the first time; 53.4% of the population voted in favour of joining the Universal Pact, and 46.6% voted against the opportunity to join the UP. An overwhelming majority of these people who voted against lived in rural areas; the people who voted for mostly lived in urban areas.
The Veropan Union Headquarters in Central Djurma.
Near the end of 2009, a survey was held on 100,000 people across the country stating whether they liked the Universal Pact. The percentages of people who liked and disliked the UP were similar to the one in the election months prior, however, this rose to 78% of people favouring the organisation. In early 2010, just months before the presidential election, one of the presidential candidates, Judeau Danma, said he that he thought Neviersia wasn't really "connected enough to the members of the Universal Pact to be considered a good relation", so he wanted to ensure Neviersia claims some land to be closer to them. This received great approval from the public, so therefore he won by an extra 30 million voters than the runner-up candidate, Celien Demaine-Pence. Only a week after he was declared president of Neviersia, the country had already claimed 72,509 square kilometres of land in North. Utopia, so that the number of provinces rose to 17. These five new provinces (Alberta, Loyonne, Barnélovadde, Manitoba, and Kingston), are now referred to as Utopian Neviersia. Ambelviser, another country in Veropa, did the same thing and claimed land in North Utopia as well, bordering Neviersia's claim.
Being a former member of continental unions Edbethony and Elabatha, Neviersia still has great diplomatic relations with countries that used to be part of these unions (ie. Ambelviser, Shelliana, Payantamonia, Ambulena, Knamdoroughland, etc). On the contrary, Neviersia holds very little to no diplomatic relationships with DEUN and CFN members (being a former member of both organisations); Judeau Danma has expressed his opinion that the unions "did not care enough about its member states, nor care about sustaining the 'active' characteristic of a perfect union. There was no unity. There was no order. There was no peace.". 5% of the population have positive views towards the CFN (Commonwealth of Free Nations), and 8% for the DEUN (Democratic Economic Union of Nations). Most people believe that more people have favourable views towards the DEUN than the CFN is that the DEUN was more stable, active, and had a peaceful community.
Neviersia has been commended by many different nations all over the world, like nations of Daunlaund (the co-founder of the Universal Pact), Ambelviser (one of the Veropan Union founding members), and Sheplania (one of the Veropan Union founding members, despite the controversial history).
In 2015, Neviersia was both Veropa's largest consumer and producer of energy. Neviersia is home to some of the largest energy companies in the continent, including NevioPetroleume, EnergieRoyalle, and JusteEnergieGrenne-Neviersýans. As of 2017, 84% of all Neviersia's energy was produced by nuclear power, 6% by gas, 5% by coal, and 5% by renewable energy, despite renewable energy slowly replacing other non-nuclear energy sources. Des Lumieres tu Neviersýa is the main electricity generation and distribution company in Neviersia, also being one of the largest producers of energy in both Veropa and the Universal Pact. Furthermore, it produced approximately 29% of all the Veropan Union's electricity, primarily sourced from nuclear power, and partly from gas power. Several nations have commended this, especially those who are receiving the energy. It even is one of the smallest emitting nations of carbon dioxide and pollution in the world, mainly because of how it uses nuclear energy.
The Sommes-Avon Nuclear Plant, located 300 kilometres south of Djurma.
As of 2019, there are currently 257 nuclear power plants generating Neviersia's electricity, usually a few hundred kilometres away from major cities in Neviersia. Neviersia has been well aware of the potential consequences of not taking safety into consideration, especially of what happened in the Chernobyl Disaster of 1986 in Ukraine. Therefore, several strict safety measures have been taken in case anything may fail to function.
Neviersia is the world's 3rd biggest and most popular tourist destination, with approximately 100 million tourists having visited the country in 2018, and a total of US$77.63 billion was spent in Neviersia by foreign tourists in the same year. Data from the Djurma University shows that the majority of all foreign tourists were Ambelviserian in 2014, but nevertheless, the number of travellers originating from other areas in and outside Veropa are much larger. The country's principally economically significant tourist destinations are located mainly in Northern-Western and Eastern Neviersia, in places such as in Djurma (eg. the Djurmaiacaia Bridge in Central Djurma), Ieesleevie (well renowned for how environmentally friendly it is by its tiny carbon emissions and building designs. Neviersia, but most especially Djurma and Bolfayem, has some of the world's largest, most popular, and renowned museums, which include the Lounges, of which is the second most visited art museum in the world (7.7 million visitors in 2018) behind the Eealinges in Ambelviser, the Musée tu d'asaroix (4.9 million visitors in 2019), which mostly devoted to the Greater Sheplanian years, and Cagne-Kiem Museum (3.4 million visitors in 2018), which dedicated to both ancient and contemporary art. Chump Allyvai is one of Veropa's most popular theme parks, with 15 million combined annual visitors.
As of 2013, the railway network of Neviersia, which stretches 51,345 kilometres, is the most extensive railway system in Neviersia, operated by DRN ("Des Railwais tu Neviersýa"; "The Railways of Neviersia"). High-speed trains include the Brandommenn, the Veropagno, and the "Des Ilkeys" (or "the Ilkleys"). The Veropagno, which travels at 330 km/h, travels along the North Veropa mainline. The system has existing and functioning rail connections to all of the country's neighbouring countries, plus the island nation of Allevarres. Within urban centres, such as Djurma, Melbourne, Djurmaica, Ieesleevie, Bolfayem, etc, there exist several underground subway systems, of which the stations link to the national railway. Bus lines, for example, the Djurmaian 1 Bus Line in Djurma (the most used and busiest line in the city), also have connections to the railways, complementing them.
The cuisine of Neviersia, overall, is a mixed combination of British, Australian, and Dutch cuisines, but primarily consists of British bits. Neviersian cuisine developed from various influences, including the influx of Sheplanians, settlements, trade, and claiming North Utopian territory. Even several food famines across the centuries shaped the cuisine today. Viersi people have brought exotic spices and meat and savoury herb stewing techniques as early as they arrived. Neviersians generally favour both meaty and healthy dishes.
Pavlova is the most popular
dessert in Neviersia, and has
been brought following its
independence in 1981.
Fish and chips first appeared in menus as early as 1875, despite Greater Sheplania's failed attempts to stop non-Sheplanian food entering Greater Sheplania (especially the Neviersia area). By 1900, there were 500,000 fish and chips shops all over Neviersia, primarily in the north-western provinces of the mainland. It's also been considered a common takeaway food as soon as 1890 in Neviersia, including numerous other bordering countries in Western Veropa. The first shop was called "Fish and Chips: Attemptez Cuisin Britis Nau!", opened by Harry Smith-Davidson in northern Djurma, a British migrant who was quickly arrested by the Sheplanian Police Force for breaking the law as previously mentioned. Although, quickly after the shop's closure, several other hundred shops have been opened all over the city, eventually the entire country. The shop's remains are preserved today in a museum in northern Djurma. Nowadays, because of the increasing numbers of vegans and vegetarians, there are now shops which sell vegan-friendly and vegetarian-friendly fish and chips.
Bangers and Mash came about in the mid-1900s, following one of the worst food shortages in global history. Farmers were lacking in many different foods, and had almost no animals to eat; therefore, Greater Sheplania bought potatoes and several animals (to use for the sausages). It was heavily cheap, it came out in huge amounts, and could feed millions of people who were starving. The dish was relatively quick and easy to make in hugely large quantities for a large section of people. Today, there are over 1,000,000 shops nationwide who sell fish and chips; many are located in the provinces which were subject to the famine (ie. Layneruven, Romanesia and Moldavaia), although there are a lot in the northern provinces as well.
Pavlova has risen in popularity in the 1980s when a huge influx of Australians moved in, just after Neviersia declared independence. Several things that the Australians have brought to the country were welcomed by Neviersians. Today, Neviersians enjoy the crispy meringue crust, light fruit filling and the whipped cream toppings, and sometimes add their own Neviersian twist. The current president of Neviersia, Judeau Danma, considers pavlova his favourite dessert.
Avonbeux Golf Course in Melbourne,
Many sports, which include association football, tennis, golf, cricket, and netball, are popularly played in Neviersia. Since joining the Universal Pact in May 2013, Neviersia has participated more and more frequently with the Universal Pact sports, such as the 2018 Summer Daunlaund Olympics, the 2018 Universal Pact Cup in Havadar, and will participate in the 2019 Summer Olympics of Ambelviser (another Veropan nation who joined in early 2014). The nation has also hosted events such as the 2013 Veropan Olympics, the 2010 VFC, and the 1991 Jenerria World Cup. The largest stadium, Stadierre tes Lends te Djurma, in northern Djurma, was the venue for the 1991 Jenerria World Cup and the 1969 Sheplanian National Olympics (which was a year before Greater Sheplania broke down due to the 1970 Civil War / World War I). Association football is predominantly more common in northern Neviersia (with the exception of some areas in Washtuse), whilst handball is predominantly more common in the south (with Layneruven as an exception); nonetheless, both sports are generally favoured by citizens of all areas in Neviersia. The popularity of handball rose in the last 20 years; a 2000 poll found that 87% preferred association football as their favourite sport.
Since 2000, Neviersia started hosting its own national Olympics, or "Des Goms Neviersýans", held every leap year in different selected cities all over the country, and has been ranked the most famous national game event in the world. Cities or towns of any size can apply to be involved in the games, despite critics claiming that the process to do so takes too long to finish, some saying 7 years. Harrode Ilkeis, who founded the games, has denied this sort of action happening, albeit not proving so. Djurma and Bolfayem have been consistently tied for having the largest teams by the number of participants involved in the games for 16 years.
Rugby has been consistently the least played sport by participation, from a research study at Djurma Ilkvarr University, of which most speculate that most of the public dislike it's "aggressiveness" and how dangerous the game was, despite a minority of people arguing otherwise. The sport, believed substantially by Northerners and urban Southerners, has become more dangerous over the decades. This partly contributes to the reason as to why Neviersians are assumed as being "nice, quiet, and gentle". Neviersia has only competed in one game associated with rugby: the Rugby World Cup (although having reached to the finals). Most of the Neviersian rugby players were born in rural southern Neviersia.
Golf is the fourth most popular sport, by participation, in the country, by majority in western Neviersia. The largest golf course is located in the National Ancient Golf Course of Varntkees, located in western Manima, which was first opened in 1980. However, the oldest golf course in Neviersia is actually the Davidson's Golf Course of Marnebui, in Adelaide, Washtuse, opened in 1790. The sport is usually played in some schools in Melbourne. Jasmania has the most golf courses, at 927, the biggest in Devonport.
A census is taken every ten years in all parts of Neviersia. In the last census, January 2015, the population was 477,864,237, the second most populous in Veropa (only behind Sheplania). The country officially reached a population of 480,000,000 on the 1st of January 2019, 12:00:00 AM, the 480,000,000th person being Emilie Haudenne. A quarter of all Neviersians live in the province Washtuse, most of whom live near the most of the Djurmmonia Sea. The average total fertility rate per woman was 2.00, which is a slight increase from the January 2005 census, of 1.90 (though still below the 'baby boom' peak of 3.97. Although, in 2015, 25.6% of all births in Neviersia were to unmarried women, which was a decrease from the 26.9% percentage in 2014.
Neviersia's density rate is quite low, at 17 people per square kilometre. This is because most people live in urban areas (take, for example, Washtuse).
Christianity, particularly Catholic Christianity, is the predominant faith in the country. The National Census of 2015 showed that 81.23% were all Christians, which includes a very small portion of Orthodox Christians and other denominations. 30% said that they regularly attend Mass and 33% that they are strongly religious. Protestants make up 15% of the population, who are heavily concentrated within the provinces of Saqlazaen and Jaxabonme. Orthodox Christian communities, although small, are very much concentrated in some rural areas in the province of Acres. The numbers of Orthodox Christians has been slowly declining since 2000, as many are converting to the other two major denominations. There have been several failed attempts in the past to stop such decline in Acres and Knarberggesseen.
Jews and Muslims together make up 10% of the 480,000,000 people of Neviersia (according to the 2015 National Census), who live mostly in the north-western areas of the mainland (very notably, the Outer Djurma County in Washtuse). The majority live in urban and rural areas outside Djurma, and other northern mainland provinces. Most Muslims practice Sunni Islam. Most Neviersians in the south (mainly in rural areas) are slightly less welcoming of followers of these two religions; a citizen from the southern province of Layneruven in a small town called Ilkleis said that "We fear that the identity of a 'Neviersian' would slowly be lost if diversity rose". On the other hand, this situation is very rare even in the southern provinces.
0.25 percent of the population identify as followers of Viersi-based tribal religions, who mostly live in the mountainous province of Manima, near major cities like La Paz and Kingerstan. These religions are by majority followed by the Viersi tribe. The remaining 4.75% of the population have not stated, or follow other religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism.
Neviersia is one of the most highly urbanised countries in the world, with its largest cities being Djurma, Bolfayem, Ieesleevie, Queensborough, Andebar, Kingerstan, Brisbane, and La Paz.
Metro area population
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