Motto: “For the good of Kenmoria,
and the people within.”
National Ideology: Laissez-Faire Capitalism
-Density: 3.7 pop/km2
Capital: Metas 2nd Largest city
Largest City: Galiwen
Official Language: English & French
National Language: English & French
Government: Democratic Pseudo-corporatocracy
- Prime Minister: Marco Woodson
- Vice prime minister: Robín Choso
- Chairperson: Amelia Carr
- Ruling Party: Freedom Party
Legislature: Representative parliamentary democracy
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 eighty 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.
The name Kenmoria is derived from the ancient Sanskrit word, kenori which means lively or lifelike. This root word was adopted by the Romans due to a misunderstanding of indigenous languages, and reflected the aggressive attitudes of the people. The nation received a second derivation in the Proto-Germanic word, moria. Moria means village and reflected the very close-knit communities often found in Kenmoria. From these two roots the word Kenomoria was formed in the 4th 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.
Although this situation continued for around 1.26 million years, in roughly 300,000 BC Homo Neanderthales first emerged and began to supplant the other species as the dominant human force in Kenmoria. This brought the development of techniques such as cave painting, the use of fire, and advanced hunting traps. However, the ice age in 30,000 BC killed all instances of Neanderthal occupation both in Kenmoria and around Europe. Due to the unsheltered conditions and generally cold weather, which persists to this day, the local populations died out first.
One of the first modern hominids to arrive in Kenmoria and the world at large was the Cro-Magnon Homo Sapiens, which is marked by a larger prefrontal lobe than before, though still relatively small by today’s standards. Subsequent physiological developments are not concrete, hence the labelling of all species from this point onwards as modern humans. An agricultural lifestyle soon appeared, along with the use of domestic farming, and thus this section of protohistory is the one about which there is the most knowledge. An important tool in this is figurines such as Venus models, which appear in all regions of Kenmoria.
In the Iron Age, the first developments of a distinctive floral and faunal region of Kenmoria emerged, with distinct animal and plant species. Following from this, unique clothing and later tools were developed, such as torcs, which persisted as an item of status until the later first century AD. In addition, paints derived from minerals specific to the Kenmorian area, particularly green shades which formed an important part of prehistoric culture, were found and used as bartering tools which enabled the inhabitants of the region to gain a geopolitical foothold.
Kenmorian culture was not one unified body at the end of the Iron Age and transition out of protohistory. For the next few thousand years, until 50 BC, the country was dominated by hundreds of small communities that were ran by varying systems of governance. Though not quite as primitive as Celtic Britain, the nation was not as advanced as the Eastern civilisations and was using very early technology such as levers and basic cooking techniques.
This changed when, in 40 BC, the Roman Empire began its conquest of the Kenmorian lands. Due to the relative size and discontinuity of the area, the entire region was only held by the Romans in 30 AD, after Britain had been successfully annexed. Despite the overwhelming of local culture and replacement by Roman mythology and traditions, the invasion brought great technological advancement, along with solidification into seven key kingdoms, each ruled by a king controlled by generals in Italy.
Eventually, the barbarian attacks from various regions caused the defeat of the ruling empire, and therefore separated the seven Kenmorian kingdoms, who then adopted formally that name, from the higher powers. This did allow for a cultural redevelopment and return to native traditions, but the country generally stayed Romanic in nature due to the vast technological and sociological advancements that had occurred during occupation. For the first time, Kenmoria began to have resources that other countries did not, forming trade.
Although the seven kingdoms were loosely aligned, they did often disagree with each other and had frequent conflicts, during which territory was re-aligned. Notable inter-Kenmorian conflicts include those of 240, 391, 476, 737, 1190, 1453 and 1682. Despite their frequency, no kingdoms were destroyed nor any new ones created, in part because disturbances of this nature could cause weakness in the face of Spanish enemies. In particular, the Islamic Moroccans were frequent threats during the period of Iberian occupation. On the other hand, Britain and France were firm allies throughout all of this, even during conflicts such as the Hundred Year war.
However, in the early 16th century, after the 1682 skirmish, there was a drive to unify the various states into one that could better respond to foreign threats. It was a movement led by the Mensun kingdom’s rule, André II, and was remarkably successful. From roughly 1702 to 1784, the local barons that bordered different kingdoms began to exchange land and form alliances. Due to the highly devolved nature of each kingdom, all of which prioritised the rights of lords, the seven rulers weren’t particularly involved. By the end of 1784, the Democratic Kingdom of Kenmoria was founded, and the current flag adopted.
This system continued into the late 19th century and was fully solidified into a global power. Despite this there was an increasing demand for a more democratic system of government, in keeping with the name, particularly in the lower classes. This culminated in 1865 when there were large-scale protests across the country, destroying national unity. At the same time King Henry III was considering abdicating due to his workload. He saw the situation as the perfect opportunity to take on a less involved role and passed the Democracy Act, which enacted a parliament for Kenmoria.
Following the transition to an at least officially democratic system of governance, the country experienced rapid economic and demographic growth, in part spurned by the rising influence of corporations on the daily lives of the populace as well as the larger scale issues of society. Parliament began to have more of a say in issues, compared with the elite, though individual provinces had a faster increasing hand in making decisions. At the advent of the 20th century, the country was fully unified and had started to develop the key cultural aspects recognisable in modern Kenmoria.
This neutral policy continued in the interwar period, but was damaged greatly be the advent of World War Two. Kenmoria has stayed neutral for the beginnings, caring not for the invasion of Poland and being apathetic towards the policies of Nazi Germany, but was spurned into support for the Allies during the annexation of Belgium, and direct military confrontation when the same happened to France. Due to the strong relationship with the invaded nation, it was felt by the people that something needed to be done. In addition, there was thought to be a risk to future Kenmorian sovereignty.
It was with this mindset that neutrality was abandoned as a policy and the Kenmorian government formally supported the Allies and decried the Axis. Although individual corporations were technically free to act how they pleased, the reality was that no serious business would seek arms to German agents. In addition, the government’s military attacked with full force any enemy countries, engaging in a costly but ultimately successful land, sea and air campaign. Therefore, no part of Kenmoria was ever invaded, despite frequent bombings and aerial campaigns that caused a serious demographic shift in the country for years afterward.
Kenmoria soon became more internationally connected following the damage to the country caused by the world wars. In 1952, despite never joining the League of Nations due to concerns about sovereignty, a formal proposal to join the United Nations was put forward, and accepted in the subsequent year. This provided a platform of off which Kenmoria could interact on a global scale, which was particularly useful for allowing trade which boosted the economy by a large factor, and therefore prepared the nation for the troubles of the Cold War.
In the ideological battle between the capitalists and the communists, Kenmoria found itself firmly in the American side, due to the lack of any support whatsoever for non-Laissez Faire practice. Despite the USA not perfectly fitting this description, that country was far closer than the USSR, with which there had been only an unsteady alliance for WWI and outright war in WWII. On this occasion, the entire country was united in its hatred of the enemy, and escalating the conflict into a ‘hot war’ was put forwards by several politicians. This aggression is believed to be a cause for the Cuban Missile Crisis, which Kenmoria had a very large role in.
At the conclusion of the ultimately non-militaristic conflict, there was a long period, from the 1970s to the 1990s, during which there were no major disasters for Kenmoria. Events such as the Vietnam war, Contra affair and Chernobyl disaster went unmentioned, with the government becoming incrasingly weak in the face of large corporations. Over time, the role of the actual state was reduced to a very small asset of power, and a great deal of figurehead, as business became the guiding force for the nation. However, it was in the early 2000s that Kenmoria joined the World Assembly under its vassal state of the Kenmorian WA Mission. Despite being one of over eighty-thousand nations, the country managed to co-author a bill and its delegation is routinely active in affairs.
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
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.
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.
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.
The official and national languages of Kenmoria are English and French, both of which have equal status amongst the government and are distributed fairly evenly across the country. Despite this, there is a general trend of the Northernmost areas of the country being predominantly French, whereas the Southernmost regions of the nation speak mostly English, though in all nine regions of Kenmoria both languages have official status.
A Kenmorian accent is often stated to be very similar to an urban French accent, only with more of an emphasis on consonants as opposed to vowels, and with stress generally being given greater prominence when it occurs at the end, instead of the beginning, of a sentence. Although this is fairly constant across the whole nation, the rural areas have noticeably poorer enunciation, as is a trend across the entire world, and lack distinctions between closely-related vowels.
English is spoken in Kenmoria by around 85% of the population, and a similar 82% speak French. As a result of this mixture, most of the population are bilingual, and 73% can converse fluently in both languages if the time calls for it. The result of this is that 94% of the nation is fully capable in either one of the official languages. Of the remaining 6% who do not have this ability, 3% speak Spanish, 1% Polish, and 1% Mandarin. The remainder, a very small percentage, is mainly derived off of minor European languages such as Portugese.
Metro area population
2nd image-New Valen
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 granted a seat in the lower house of the legislative branch and a high salary.
In spite of the democratic nature of the country, the reality is that the nation represents more of a corporatacracy. This is because the government passes no laws that could affect negatively any corporations due to the immense efforts influence those companies hold over the government. Furthermore, the corporate sponsoring of each party means that there is no major political party, or political party at all, that has any economically-restrictive or anti-corporate messages in its party program or campaign promises.
The dominant pary in the Kenmorian government is the Freedom Party/Parti Liberté. Followed, in order, by: Business Together/Affaires Ensemble, Kenmoria Alliance/Alliance Kenmoria, the Democracy Party/Parti de Démocratie, Lionheart/Lioncœur, Enviromentalists/Environnementalistes, Prosperity in Kenmoria/Prospérité à Kenmoria, and KSIP/PLSK.
In spite of the lack of control the government has over most areas of Kenmorian life, it is still seen as immensely important by the populace and by most foreign governments. Areas it can control are: foreign policy; motorway roads, though all other roads are privately owned; most of the police; a vast majority of courts; about half the military; organising future elections; and promoting ecological and environmental projects. However, the latter instance is more of a straw-title as these are based on posters and awareness campaigns rather than any concrete action.
As aforementioned, only some areas of the justice system are under governmental control. One insitution that has come under much controversy for its privatised nature is the courts. In Kenmoria, any crimes of treason, espionage, crimes against a foreign national, or crimes committed by or or against the government must be dealt with by national courts. All other crimes are dealt with by a company’s internal or subcontracted courts if done by two employees of the same company, or two or more courts from different companies, arbitrated by the government if multiple corporations were involved. The majority of the police are governmental, however, the military has very few non-private branches, with most power being provided by companies such as IDS.
The governmental structure in Kenmoria can be thought of in three, differently-decided levels of power.
Corporate Government: Every village or town in Kenmoria is owned by one or more companies that provide or subcontract facilities such as schools, roads, waste collection, local projects, housing and localised laws. Although there is no obligation to be employed by the owning company, most in these places are.
National Government: The national government is controlled by Prime Minister Marco Woodson and has impact over the limited aforementioned areas. It does not have much power in day to day life for most citizens but is still important.
Supranational Government: Kenmoria is an observing member of the European Union, however this has very little if any impact on the country. What is far more important is World Assembly law. Although not a member of the WA, Kenmoria follows almost all resolutions and thus this has a significant impact on legal policies.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
winning the football World Cup in 1956
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.
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.
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.
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, though somewhat ineffectual, initiatives to promote the use of sustainable, green methods of production. In light of this, solar panels are extremely common in governmental buildings and the houses of celebrities and public figures normally feature several, however industrial and standard domestic use is rarer.
This is mainly due to the impact of energy companies, which have considerable bargaining power over the government. Due to many of the larger ones being based in fossil fuels, Kenmoria is one of the least environmentally-friendly Western European nations.
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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