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Overview of The Confederate Republic of Youtabonia

The Confederate Republic of Youtabonia

Motto(s): Shake with you right hand and hold a rock in your left.


Population:134 Million

Capital: Cinigrad
Largest City: Cinigrad

Official Language: Youtabonian(English)

National Language: Youtabonian(English)

Demonym: Youtabonian

- President: Bailey Sawyer
- Vice President: Christopher Turner
- Speaker of the House: Christopher Adams II
- Chief Justice: Jacob Cook

- Upper House: Senate (National Conservative 31, Liberal 1, Social 20)
-Lower House: House of Representatives (241 NC, 192 S, 1 L, 1 F)

Establishment as the Confederate Republic of Youtabonia: August 2nd, 1764

Land Area: mile²
Water Area: km²
Water %:

Highest Point: Roan Mountain, 6,150ft above sea level
Lowest Point: Pine Island, sea level.

GDP (nominal): 2,440 Trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: 173,109 Dollars

Human Development Index: 1.49322

Currency: The Dollar

Time Zone: EST

Drives on the: Right

Calling code:700-900



The Confederate Republic of Youtabonia (You-ta-bahn-e-uh) is a federal republic in Northeastern Europa. The relatively small government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cinigrad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Youtabonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,440 trillion Dollars a year, is (by NS standards) the most efficient Europan economy and is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 173,109 Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 9.2 times as much as the poorest.

The hard-nosed, devout population of 134 million Youtabonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Youtabonia's national animal is the Verusian Deer, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

1. Etymology
The word Youtabonia comes from its plural Youtabonians, which is rooted in ancient Verusian meaning "Southern Invaders", Youkta- meaning "Southern" and -banians meaning "Invaders", so going off of this, Youtabonia would mean something similar "Southern Invader Lands". Modern archaeology has revealed that the Culture and Ethnicity/Race known as Youtabonian seemed to arrived in modern day Youtabonia around 200 C.E when they invaded by land and sea from the south to east of what was Verusia, but it is unknown where they originated from exactly.

2. History
Youtabonian History begins with Christian invaders from Eastern Europa flooded into the area of modern northern Youtabonia, known then as Verusia from the south around 200 C.E. The pagan Verusian were quickly routed from the coast as the people they called Youktabanians set up their own kingdoms. The Youktabanian and Verusian kingdoms remained in a near constant state of war well into the early years of the 1000's except for the mixed kingdom of Walre. The Youktabanian kingdom of Roan united the Youktabanian kingdoms by war and Christopher I of Roan married the Queen of Walre in 1015 forming the First Youktabanian Empire under Christopher I. While the descendants of the Roan dynasty proved incapable of defeating the Verusians, they did succeed in Christianizing the Verusians. By 1400 the First Youktabanian Empire had been replaced by the Second Empire under the Griffin dynasty, which had slowly chipped away at the ever weaker Verusian kingdoms, until in 1403 when the last Verusian kingdom of Sentinel fell to Youktabanian Crusaders

3. Geography

Youtabonia is made up made up of the mainland and five major islands. The islands in order from largest to smallest, August Island, Adams Island, North Island (disputed), Eagle Island, and Gardner Island. Most of the nation has a humid subtropical climate. Much of the nation is covered by low, rolling forest covered mountains and the surrounding and hilly Piedmont regions. The coastal plains cover much of the islands, which are low, open areas sparsely populated by more tropical like trees.

4. Demographics

Youtabonian English is the official language of Youtabonia and is spoke by 98% of the population as a first language. Youtabonian English is a dialect most similar to the dialect of Southern-Americans, making it a contraction heavy dialect.

Religion in Youtabonia is very decentralized and is dominated by Protestantism. There is no official religion in the country, because of secular government traditions. People who identify as religious are very secular through their lives, many not attending organized churches.
Baptist: 45%
Presbyterian: 25%
Atheist: 15%
Minor Protestants: 15%
Roman Catholic: 2%
Other: 1%

Race and Ethnicity
Race wise, Youtabonia is rather homogeneous, with Caucasians making up around 90% of the population. In order from largest to small they go;
Caucasians: 89%
African-Youtabonian: 5%
Verusian (Natives): 2%
Asian: 2%
Middle Eastern: 1%
Ethnicity is also very homogeneous within the Caucasian population, with Youtabonian making up around 85%. Around 14% of the remainder is Verusian.

5. Government
Youtabonia is a federal republic, with the largest power belonging to the national government with the state governments having large say in internal policy. The Federal government is divided into the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. The Senate is the upper house with each state having equal representatives and the lower house decided by population. This is done to protect the states and the people of smaller areas within the states.

Executive: Is led by the President of Youtabonia, handles all foreign affairs and serves as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The current President is Bailey Sawyer.

Legislative: Creates and votes on laws for the nation.
Congress- Upper House of the Branch, led by the Vice President and President Pro-tempore who has the power to use a tie breaking vote. The current Vice-President is Christopher Turner and President Pro-tempore is Christopher Adams
House of Representatives-Lower House of the Branch, led by the Speaker of the House, a Representative who is voted for by the majority party to lead the proceedings of the Branch. The Speaker of the House is McKenzie McDonald.

Judicial: Constitutional Courts are the highest circuit of courts. The constitutionality of disputed laws are decided here along with court cases of constitutional importance or conflict. The current Chief Justice is Tony Latham III.

Political Parties of Youtabonia
There are only two major parties in Youtabonia, but they didn’t exist until the mid-1930's. This re-consolidations started to occur by 1936 as the Free Party and Liberal Parties. both moderate, failed to solve the problems of the Great Depression led to the rise of the National Conservatives and the Social Alliance, by the 1940 election they had surpassed the two traditional parties with an "unholy" coalition seizing control of many positions held by FP and LP members as they tried to stop the nw parties growth. The “unholy alliance” ruling Youtabonia led by President Tillman, a member of the Social Alliance was chosen narrowly by the N.C just to keep the coalition alive till the 1948 election, when the coalition was severed due to the SA’s unwillingness to share control and the S.A beat the N.C, leading to the start of the new two party system.

National Conservatives: Center Right to Far Right. They have maintained the House of Representatives since the 1990's and the Presidency for much of its existence. The polices of the party are free trade, military expansion, low taxes, protection of free speech and gun rights, pro-life, and traditional values. They are the largest party in Youtabonia, and after the 2012 elections, they control all branches of government, repealing all of the laws and policies of the last Social Alliance Presidency. The N.C relies on the older voting base but is slowly making inroads to the new millennial base.

The Free Party and The Liberal Party: While separate parties, they are viewed by the Youtabonian people as nearly identical. They both are made up of both Right and Left Centrists with moderate policies. The long rivalry of the two has been forgotten in their attempts to keep power. To many their moderate policies fall on deaf ears as they do not take clear sides on important issues.

Social Alliance: Center to the Far Left. Their agenda lies close to Democratic Socialism, with high taxes, free healthcare, environmental protection, LGBT rights, social justice and gun control. The second largest party in Youtabonia, they have fought to help take control of the senate and presidency, where their chances are best. Following the 2016 elections however they have gained in the HoR and lost in the Senate, an unprecedented change. As most of this Party lies in the left, they oppose the N.C agenda, where their lies in the complete opposite. They dominate the ideology of millennials, but this control is loosing after the failure of their last Presidency. The party continues to drift further left.

6. Military
The military branches of Youtabonia are the Army, Navy, Air Force, and National Guard.
The largest branch is the National Guard, with around 30 million enlisted members, this is the branch where most compulsory bound adults serve thier three years of military service. While mostly used as for training and as MP’s (military police), they also are used for disaster relief efforts, and as defense garrisons. National Guard units report directly to thier states, but can be put under federal control during times of crises. Members who chose further careers in the military usually join other branches of take training to become NCOs.
The second largest branch is the Army, which has approximately 4 million active/enlisted members, and the special forces for the army are the Rangers, Jägers, and Joint Task Forces (JTF).
The next largest branch is the Navy, with around 2 million active members. The special forces for the Navy are the Marines and the JTF.

6.5 Military Policy

Youtabonia follows an idea of "peace through aggression and strength." This means that the military forces can and will be used abroad to protect Youtabonian interests and the greater peace. In order to support this system defense dominates federal and state spending, making up around 57% of the federal budgets. Military service is mandatory for all 18-21 year old's. A militia doctrine has been adopted, with states maintain their own militias, which are independent from government control, unless it is requested by the federal government. Private militias are encouraged as a way to encourage defense and continue military service.

7. Economy