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National factbook

Kenmoria



Flag


Motto: “For the good of Kenmoria,
and the people within.”


National Ideology: Laissez-Faire Capitalism



Location



Population: 80,000,000
-Density: 3.7 pop/km2


Capital: Metas 2nd Largest city
°45.5N, °-4.9W
Largest City: Galiwen


Region: Europe


Official Language: English & French


National Language: English & French


Demonym: Kenmorian


Government: Democratic Republic
- Prime Minister: Marco Woodson
- Vice prime minister: Robín Choso
- Chairperson: Amelia Carr
- Ruling Party: Democracy Party


Legislature: Representative parliamentary democracy


Establishment: Self-declared
Date of recognition: 5th century BC
Colonies: Yes: Kenmoria WA mission, several unnamed oceanic territories


Land Area: 540,370 km2
-Water Area: 43,229 km 2
-Water %: 8%


GDP (nominal): 1.65 trillion euros
GDP (nominal) per capita: €20,625


HDI (2040): 9.4 0.935 very high


Currency: Euro (€) (EU)


Time Zone: UTC +0


Drives on the: Left


Calling code: +52


Internet TLD:.ken


The Kingdom of Kenmoria is a constitutional, democratic republic located in the continent of Europe. It is open to the sea on the North-East side, however it is bordered by France to the West and Spain to the South. In addition, it is very near to the United Kingdom and is linked to it via a bridge. Kenmoria is a fairly large country with a population of twenty million, despite this it has a very high human development index score. This places it in the highly developed category and makes it a middle power.

Kenmoria's history is very diverse but mainly follows the same pattern as other wealthy, European countries. As a result of this, Kenmoria has several alliances with other Eurasian countries and has a large cultural history. Due to this they were one of the many countries to form an empire. The Kenmorian empire spanned 27 counties at its peak although now Kenmoria exhibits dominion only over 3 foreign dependencies and one puppet state. These dependencies are located in Oceania, whereas the puppet state is the Kenmorian WA Mission.

Kenmoria is a very developed country with a high national GDP of 1.65 trillion Euros. However it also has large amounts of income inequality, the poorest 10% earn roughly a very small amount of the richest 20%'s income, due to the lack of a minimum wage. The citizens also have a high amount of wealth per capita, €8250 in disposable income. It ranks highly globally in several scales, including: HDI, income equality, political freedom, civil rights, and retail industry. Despite this the nation also has a number of people in poverty due to a lack of jobs and an influx of foreign workers. The government is making progress in the area however and in 2018 the percentage of people in poverty is expected to fall from 0.8% to 0.15%.

Despite not being a WA member, Kenmoria has a policy of implementing World Assembly legislation into its laws. This is due to Kenmoria not wishing to have unwieldy restrictions upon its politics or its democracy being contradicted, but still follows all current resolutions barring three. As a necessary result of this Kenmoria has not received any formal endorsements recognised by the body as it would be unable to use them. However, several informal messages of support for Kenmoria, represented by the Kenmorian WA Mission, have been given. This mission, technically an autonomous puppet state, has commented hundreds of times on proposals and votes on them regularly, recieving many endorsements.

The Kingdom of Kenmoria is both a member of the continent of Europe but also is a member of the European region and has adopted the Euro as its currency. As a result of this Kenmoria has several trade alliances with major EU nations such as France, Spain, Britain, Portugal and others. In particular, France and Britain are the two closest allies of the country and share a very close relationship. Kenmoria has adopted the deer as its national animal despite its relative rarity.


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Etymology
The name Kenmoria is derived from the ancient Sanskrit word, Kenori which means lively or lifelike. This word was chosen partly to represent the verdant landscape but mainly to portray the growth, both economic and culturally, of the nation. The word received a second derivation in the Proto-Germanic word, moria. Moria means village and reflects the very close-knit communities often found in Kenmoria. From these two roots the word Kenomoria was formed in the 15th century. This evolved into the shortened from of Kenmoria in the early 19th century. Due to around 96% of the country being bilingual, speaking English and French, the name has little differences in other languages.

The adjectival form of Kenmoria is fully regular and is Kenmorian. This regular suffixing is also portrayed in the noun form of Kenmorian and in the plural form of Kenmorians. When pronounced, unlike some national demonyms, the stress does not alter and remains on the first and last syllables, though the second is not unstressed. There is no language difference in the name between English and French, however it does differ in more discrinct languages such as Mandarin.

Although the pretitle of Kenmoria is “The Democratic Kingdom of”, it is a misnomer as there is no monarchy or royalty in the country, nor has their been for a few centuries. The reason for it not being updated has been stated to be to preserve the nation's heritage and to avoid large costs by the Kenmorian parliament for changing the national name on a large scale.

History

Early History
The area now known as Kenmoria was inhabited by several different rules for a long period of its history. Although the exact number is disputed, as all of them experienced almost constant warfare, an estimation of 7 is generally assumed to be reasonable. This system continued until around the fifth century BC, where the external threat of barbarians from Germanic and Iberian areas forced a unification, which has lasted to this day.

By this point Kenmoria experienced a very stagnant period were there was virtually no advancement in culture or science. This changed when the neighbouring state of Italy (at this point not an empire) decided to share their knowledge and tactics in exchange for land. This has a permanent impact on the land of various European nations as, from this vantage point, the Roman Empire spread quickly through the world. The people of Kenmoria were also conquered but due to prior agreements had more rights and protection that other nations such as France or Britain.

Eventually the Roman Empire fell due to constant assaults by neighbouring systems and with it was destroyed their occupation of Kenmoria. This allowed the nation to flourish culturally and it evolved from an anarchic collection of leaders to a centralised monarchy.

In this primitive form the nation of Kenmoria was a feudal monarchy, in which the monarch held absolute power over his people. This control was limited, however, by the various barons and dukes hp that controlled various areas. This arrangement left little room for the common people and as such public execution and near-draconian laws were commonplace. Despite these seemingly corrupt laws, the people were mostly satisfied as unlike other European countries, the right of trial and equal representation before the law were upheld.

This system continued into the late 19th and was rising in strength. Despite this there was an increasing demand for a more democratic system of government, particularly in the lower classes. This culminated in 1865 when there was large-scale protests across the country. At the same time King Andrew III was considering abdicating due to his workload. He saw the situation as the perfect opportunity to take on a less stressful role and passed the Democracy Act, which enacted a parliament.

Modern History
Following the full transition to democracy, Kenmoria established strong diplomatic ties with the United Kingdom and France. This was due to a shared cultural belief in the virtue of democracy. This led to Kenmoria having greater influence and is now believed to be a major reason for Kenmoria's status as a great power.

These diplomatic ties were long-lasting and survived WWI with barely a scratch. Though the events of the war were widespread Kenmoria recovered quickly. The short-term effects included a 3 month economic repression which has often been likened to the American Great Depression. This resulted in a far lower amount of wealth per capita and has been seen as one of the worst events of Kenmorian history. However within a few months the economy recovered and underwent a drastic period of growth.

A British ship filled with Kenmorian soldiers
By the onset of the Second World War the Kenmorian economy was one of the strongest in the world and seemed only to be capable of further growth. However all this changed when Germany initiated WWII by invading Poland. The Kingdom of Kenmoria was clearly on the side of the Allies, and they supported them fully. Many British ships were filled with imported Kenmorian sailors who were vital to winning the war. As the first year of warfare drew to a close, the combined British, French and Kenmorian troops launched a surprise attack on Germany, securing an early win.

Geography

Kenmoria is a country located in West Europe. It has a size of 540,370 kilometres, of this approximately 8% is water. This results in a water area of 43,229 kilometres and 600 metres. The reason for the rather large amount of water area is the very low average elavation of Kenmoria above sea level, only 10 metres. Despite this there are few swamps, wetlands or marshes. The country is bordered by France to the East and Spain to the South. It also has a close proximity to the United Kingdom. As a result of this a bridge has been constructed between the two nations, spanning 1158 kilometre or 720 miles.

The Kingdom of Kenmoria has several famous landmarks and the capital, Mensun, has been compared to famous cities such as London and New York in terms of architectural achievement and audacity. The pinnacle of these is the great Mensun clock tower. Inspired by nearby architectural wonders, particularly Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower, the Mensun clock tower is 215 metres tall and is a popular tourist destination. There are also several high-rising city blocks although none of these even compare to the Mensun clock tower. There are no other artificial wonders in the Kingdom but there are several natural sights which also form a sizeable part of the Kenmorian tourist industry.

One prime example of a natural Kenmorian landmark is the river Agaelus which goes from the very sea border to the middle of Spain. Although Kenmoria is not the only nation to have this miraculous waterway within its land, it has made the best use of it and several hydroelectric dams have been built across it. The largest of these dams is the Ilfrecan dam which, as the name suggests, is located in the city of Ilfrec. The structure has a length of 200 metres and provides 2.4 megawatts of electiviry every year.

Weather is by far the most well-studied part of Kenmorian geography due to its exposed position and the large distance fronts can travel over the Atlantic. Also down to the positioning of the country near a major ocean, waves are unusually strong and generally of a destructive, rather than constructive, nature. This results in rather high wind speeds and rates of erosion towards the North-West of the country. At their highest the air speed can reach up to 60 miles per hour. The rest of Kenmoria has a sunny climate, although clouds are frequent, with the average temperature of 18 degrees. This high temperature is contrasted by the often heavy rainfall, which has lead some observers to compare it to a cross between Italy and England. This is due to the high rainfall and high temperature.

Left: The city of New Valen
Centre: Location of Kenmoria
Right: A lighthouse in Kenmoria

Time Zone

Kenmoria is in the time zone GMT +01, which it has been in since the system was first finalised. This places it in the same hour as several nations of West Europe, most nations of West Africa and a large segment of both poles. The Kenmoria dependency of the WA Mission shares this time zone, due to its close location, whereas the oceanic colonies are shifted by the correct amount for their geography based on absolute values.

Demographics

Kenmoria has a reasonably high population of 20 million residents. Of these, roughly 99.985% are official citizens, the remainder being immigrants. The migrant population is mainly composed of EU citizen who migrated legally, particularly from Britain, France, Spain and Portugal. There is also a sizeable minority from Eastern Asia. Due to the strong laws supporting the freedom of businesses to employ whomever they want, racial discrimination is prevalent in the more rural and deprived areas. The government is sttempting to solve this through a series of promotional campaigns and subsidies to racially equal businesses, but has enjoyed limited success. However, there is little inter-ethnic tension, despite around 18% of the populace identifying as an ethnic minority.

Another issue that is being addressed by the government is religious diversity. In the official Kenmorian census there was twenty-nine religions with over 250,000,000 adherents. The most commonly followed belief in Kenmoria is Christianity, which is held by 59% of the country. This is followed by atheism/irreligiousness, which is followed by 37% of Kenmoria. The next faith is Islam which has historically suffered persecution and has 3.7% of the country. Remaining religions all form part of a minority which is protected by the Kenmorian bill, protection of minorities. The largest of these minority religions is Judaism. These statistics do of course ignore the Jedi phenonemon which if placed would be the 3rd largest religion.

The demographic group which has the biggest change in recent years is the very old, which has led a drive in Kenmoria parliament to address this. In the most recent census the amount of those who self identified as elderly (aged 65+) tripled from the previous survey. This has caused a great deal of concern as the average age has increased over a ten year period from 38 to 45, though staying in the economically-active bracket. This is the biggest increase in any country in Europe. Many have suggested life expectancy increase is the reason for this as the life expectancy in Kenmoria is a very large eighty-two years.

Gender is extremely balanced, with females being only 2.1% more numerous than males, a difference of approximately 4 million. This is in the top 30th percentile of gender imbalance in Europe. One of the factors believed to have caused this is the average life expectancy of females being 80, which is higher than the male equivalent of 79. On the other hand, some ethnic minority communities have an imbalance towards men, for example the Chinese community with a balance of 1.06 men to women.

Largest Cities

Rank

City

Metro area population

Location

1

Mensun

32,000,000

West

2

Verda

23,000,000

South

3

Barcen

18,000,000

East

4

Iger

17,000,000

North

5

Cairn

5,000,000

South

6

New Valen

2,500,000

East

7

Mixon

1,730,00

West

8

Ilfrec

856,000

East

9

Anim

630,000

West

10

Penam

600,000

North


1st image-Barcen
2nd image-New Valen
3rd image-Ilfrec
4th image-Anim

Government

A representation of Parliament

Kenmoria is a constitutional parliamentary democracy. The government is led by the Prime Minister, who is currently Marco Woodson, a post which is elected every five years. The country is also run by the House of Parliament which bears many similarities to the British equivalent. There are 535 districts in Kenmoria and each has a seat in the Governmental Chamber. Every representative campaigns for election and, if they are successful, is almost always granted entry. There are also political parties under which nearly all politicians fall, most of which are sponsored by at least one corporation.

In the constitution all those who put themselves forward for election have a right to join a party or run as independent. Due to this, there is no legal way for a person to be ejected from a party unless they have committed a crime. On the other hand, some chose to run as independents, although this is extremely rare. This uncommonness is down, once again, to the constitution. For it states that MPs must be affiliated with a party to gain entry to the Governmental Chamber. This means the candidate with the second largest number of votes takes their place in government.

The constitution allows for a total of 8 parties at any given moment. This means that if a party fails to gain any seats for two consecutive elections it can be replaced if a number of candidates form a party with more members than one of the unsuccessful parties. In the most recent election, which took place in 2016, six parties were granted entry, though one only had one seat. At this moment the parties with representation are as follows: the Democracy Party, the Business Party, the Justice Party, the Enviromentalist Party, the Opportune party and the Nationalism Party. There is also the Multiculturalism Party and the Lionheart Party, although these are yet to have gained seats. On average, the parties tend to be close to the centre on the left-right political axis, but towards the liberal end of the liberal-authoritarian spectrum.

The citizens of Kenmoria are ruled by three, democratically elected, levels of government.

District Government: This is the local form of government and is in charge of the day-to-day management of districts. This includes areas like planning permits, roads, building of schools and internet access. This form of government has a budget set by Parliament.

National Government: The national government is in charge of the whole country and is headed by the Prime Minister. It is the most powerful level of government and is in charge of foreign trade, education, military and the emergency sevices

Regional Government: Kenmoria also has to abide by EU regulations as it is a member of the European Union. This is the weakest level of government but is till important and has a significant day in how the country is run. Business regulations are most affected by the European Union.

Foreign Relations

World Assembly Headquarters

The foreign relations of Kenmoria are generally quite open and the country has diplomatic exchanges with nearly every other nation in the world. This is aided heavily by Kenmoria's presence in the European Union and its willingness to aid military strength to other nations. In particular, Kenmoria has contributed greatly to the war on terror and has pledged to defend any EU or NATO country from invasion. This has led to Kenmoria having favourable nations with every great power in the world with the crucial exception of Russia, this is due to tensions between them and NATO.

Key allies of Kenmoria include: the United Kingdom due to historic alliances and a tunnel between said nations; France due to a shared ideology, geographical closeness and a very old alliance; Spain due to trade routes and both being core members of the EU; the United States of America because of trade routes, both being core members of NATO, and the fact that Kenmoria was one of the many nations to found the US. These allies are the closest examples however very few nations do not have favourable relations with the Kingdom of Kenmoria. Currently the main enemies of the country are North Korea and Russia.

Kenmoria is not a member of the World Assembly due to disagreeing with the concept of laws being passed without the consent of the resident to which they apply. Despite this, the Kingdom has an unofficial policy of adopting GA laws as their own in nearly all circumstances to limit the potential diplomatic damage that could be caused by not being a member, and is listed as a co-author of one resolution. Currently, all resolutions are complied with, though three economics-based ones are subject to unorthodox interpretations in order to follow the letter, rather than the spirit, of the law. This has caused the re-opening of several trade links with WA members all around the world, these are mainly concentrated in Eurasia although in total Kenmoria trades with over 96% of all the countries in the world.

Military

The Kenmorian parliament spent £2.4 million on the military in 2017 which represents a significant percentage of the nations budget. This reflects a fairly interventionist policy with foreign affairs, which is in stark contrast to the general political feeling of the rest of the world. This has caused constroversy however most nations agree that the Kenmorian military'a deployment in areas such as Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen has had a general positive impact. However they have been almost universally commended for very heavy spending as part of the war on terror and against various illegal organisations. Although this has led to increased terror attacks on Kenmorian soil the Prime Minister has stated this is the price that must be paid for their input.

The Prime Minister and the Houses of Parliament maintain joint responsibility over the military. This means any new action must be voted on by parliament, but continual action is the sole responsibility of the PM. The Kenmorian military is composed of three branches. These are the Air Force, the Grand Navy and the Ground Force. Of these branches the biggest and most powerful is the navy which is composed of 2 million paid workers and volunteers, this is followed by the Air Force and Infantry, composed of 1,200,000 and 950,000 people respectively.

In general the Kenmorian military was one of the most historically respected and feared across the globe. In recent years this reputation has been all but ruined by the development of far stronger militaries in neighbouring countries and a shrinkage on Kenmoria's own. Presently the Kenmorian armed forces have 4,150,000 members which is a decrease from being slightly over five million in 1945, this is despite the population increasing by 20%. The government is trying to address this by increasing the tech level of the military and encouraging growth of technology in the military. This has culminated in the development of a nuclear program which has been a huge drain of Kenmoria's resources but has greatly improved their reputation.

This nuclear program has been aided by Energy Inc. a PLC that has current possession of a small nuclear stockpile and the capability to produce more relatively quickly. Resultant from this and similar control of other military equipment by other corporations, has been considerable controversy. One example of this is the frequent involvement of Construction Enterprises in humanitarian aid programs by giving deprived populaces branded infrastructure, such as telecommunications lines.

Economy

Economic Indicators

Raw GDP: 1.65 trillion Euros
Currency: Euro (EU)
Currency value: €1 (EU) = $0.76 (US)
Fiscal Year: Jan 31 - Feb 1
GDP (nominal) per capita: 8,250 Euros
Labor Force: 195,000,000
Unemployment: 2.5%

The current economic policy of Kenmoria can be classified as Laissez-Faire capitalist, with corporations experiencing very little in the way of regulation; this is to the degree that a company could legally perform any possibl eaction in a foreign country without any fear of state-based reprisal, if the company is not allied with Kenmoria. However, there are heavy subsidiaries to most industries, particularly those that employ a significant percentage of the workforce.

Although the policy of strong capitalism has caused very high wealth gaps, the richest 10th percentile having a wealth six times that of the poorest 10th percentile, it has had what many perceive to be a demonstrably positive effect on the economy. Currently, the raw GDP is 1.65 trillion Euros, with the average employed citizen having a wealth of €9,750.

Kenmoria's economy is led by the retail industry, which is in the global top 4% and consists of 23% of the national GDP. Next in language he is the beverage sector which consists mainly of wine and carbonated drinks. This part of the economy is highly diversified and led by many different sellers; it represents 18% of the economy. The third-largest industry is furniture restoration which is led overwhelmingly by the private industry with very little government support. It occupies 17% of the economy. The remaining 42% is incredibly diversified and has over 30 industries with significant partitions.

The largest trading partners of Kenmoria are The United Kingdom, The European Union and France. This shows a trend towards Kenmoria trading almost entirely with European countries. Indeed, 65% of Kenmoria's imports and exports come from Europe. This is followed by North America, mostly Canada, with 20%. Next is Asia with 10%. The remainder is virtually all Australia.

Culture

The Kingdom of Kenmoria has a fairly strong culture which has often been described as being the most European culture in the world. Feeding into this national identity is the fact that only one of the eight parties is Eurosceptic and in a recent survey, 73% of Kenmorians self-identify as being of European identity. Despite being geographically close to France and Spain, Kenmorian culture is most often likened to British due to a very similar governmental style and history. However significant aspects of French culture also make appearances, particularly in cuisine.

Key values of Kenmorian culture include: bravery, loyalty, independence and entrepreneurial spirit. This was reflected in the old coat of arms which had the first three words inscribed upon its surface in Latin. This also shows the very individualistic society typical of European nations; people are often expected to deal with their own problems. Despite this, there has been a recent shift towards a more collectivist culture with the arrival of large groups of immigrants with different ideas. Kenmoria has a moderately flexible set of ideals, with national personifications changing extremely often, however core values remain broadly the same.

Food

Cuisine is definitely one of the more noticeable aspects of Kenmorian culture. It is difficult to walk down a street in the capital, Mensun, without noticing multiple different eateries. The most popular of these is the café which is consistently the most common type of food provider in the country. This is due to cuisine being the element of Kenmoria's society that has been the most impacted by French traditions and customs. Because of this shared cultural influence, despite the normal mixing of English and French languages, almost all catering terms are in the latter form.

The most noticeable change is the rise of seafood, due to Kenmoria's proximity to the ocean and the fact that in prior times a large percentage of income that people earned was via fishing. This is a crucial part of the nation's cuisine that is often overlooked, despite making up 20% of dishes and forming some signature dishes. These include the Mer dans le poisson or sea within fish which involves a large fish contained within it seaside herbs and prawns.

Another portion of the food enjoyed by Kenmoria is bread. Though not traditionally being a dominant part of a meal in many other countries, nearly every dish in Kenmoria will be served alongside bread. This has resulted in an unusually high intake of carbohydrates within the country as each meal normally contains both a product in the meal and next to it. Indeed, bread is sometimes served by itself as a main course with herbs, particularly at breakfast. However sandwiches enjoy none of the popularity their pure counterparts have and their consumption has not risen above the levels found in the United Kingdom and France.

Sport

A trophy commemorating Kenmoria
winning the football World Cup in 1956
Sport has been a key part of the culture of Kenmoria since at least the early 12th century AD. This has resulted in it often ranked as being one of the most noticeable aspects of Kenmoria, which has a sporting market worth 1.3 billion Euros. This is composed mainly of football which has been the nations most popular sport for several centuries, and tennis which has enjoyed a recent rise in popularity due to several Kenmorian wins at regional tournaments.

Sport in Kenmoria is dominated by semi-professional teams which enjoy a level of competitions and involvement rarely seen elsewhere in the rest of the world on a regular basis. This has had a cultural effect that led to Kenmoria hosting the olympics and paralympics in 1976 in the city of New Valen. At these olympics the nation won 20 gold medals, so far the most out of any other time, with the average medal yield being only 12.76.

Arts
The dominant art from in Kenmoria is fine art, which enjoys considerable support both from the local populace and from governmental proponents. In particular, painting and pencil drawing are very common and have considerable popularity across the nation. These have produced numerous pieces with wide variety, though common themes include: nature, light, people and architecture.

However, the development of art has gone through several stages, with the postmodernist archetype currently existing in a state of unprecedented usage. For the vast majority of the organised art movement, a realist approach has been used, as far as is practical, with little in the way of expressionism or cubism; motion was generally the only aspect that was emphasised by the use of images not present in the image captured. The European shift to abstraction occurred in Kenmoria rather late, likewise, the growth of postmodernism, though now popular, has been widely criticised by the official art institutions.

Infrastructure
The infrastructure of Kenmoria is often described as very developed due to it being one of the very few areas that is government funded and as a result of this the roads and power lines are some of the best in the world. Alongside this, the Kenmorian parliament is currently the only country in the world to have subsidised internet access and thus most areas have at least three bars of connection. Despite these positives qualities, there are areas for improvement. The most notable is the train system which is falling into disrepair because of numerous companies losing money.

All airlines and airports in Kenmoria are privately owned and have no governmental funding. This has led to a general good reputation for having cheap flights with little security problems. Despite the somewhat fragmented coverage due to so many different companies, most of the flights are run by a single business, Kenmorian air.

However, in spite of the development of locomotive and technical infrastructure, pedestrianised areas have been somewhat neglected. This is a result of space for walkers increasingly being taken up by roads and buildings. In addition, though there are many cyclers compared to the global average, there are few cycle routes. This has resulted in several government initiatives regarding re-engineering the transportative infrastructure.

Energy
Kenmoria is considered among the global leaders in the production and exportation of energy. This is provided mainly through the use of fossil fuels, in particular natural gas, though there are several initiatives to promote the use of sustainable, green methods of production. In light of this, solar panels are extremely common and large areas of countryside are filled with them, however domestic use is rarer.

Energy exports are very common to other EU nations, to which Kenmoria is a member of several electrical pacts. Also, energy is regularly exported across the globe. On the other hand, imports are atypical, with mainly only large businesses with buildings in the outskirts of the country using them.
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