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Aizcona wrote:No, but most people list stuff in USD

Considering that the US Dollar is the most widely traded currency and that a ton of public information on economics are listed in USD (Wikipedia for example where someone can fish good info), it's a good system.

Not much idea in listing economic numbers in one's own currency and not having the course there imo

I hate getting jebaited by the WA

Aizcona wrote:I hate getting jebaited by the WA

I feel you

Aizcona wrote:I hate getting jebaited by the WA

Jebaited?

Nhoor wrote:Jebaited?

New TG! It’s from the WA

Aizcona wrote:New TG! It’s from the WA

Oh yes, I delete those usually. Since they have no effect on my legislation even if I did recognise NS statistics and stuff, they are pretty useless.

Aizcona wrote:I hate getting jebaited by the WA

Soon......

Also could you send me your rough draft again?

Havalland wrote:I'll say it again
UwU financial twimes

You can stop

Thuzbekistan wrote:You can stop

No OwO?

How are the tags anti-capitalist and capitalist at the same time?

New Calatonia wrote:How are the tags anti-capitalist and capitalist at the same time?

Because tags are ultimately irrelevant to what actually goes on in the region itself. We don't gatekeep for specific kinds of people so the more tags you have, the more visible you will be

Shidei wrote:Because tags are ultimately irrelevant to what actually goes on in the region itself. We don't gatekeep for specific kinds of people so the more tags you have, the more visible you will be

Oh ok

I found out about this place from a telegram and my hobbies are videogames and playing baseball once in a while and I want my nation to be similar to the United States laws and military.

Hi! Thuraakunu here, I'm not sure if anyone remembers me :P

I took a pretty long hiatus from exams and kind of disappeared quite some time ago, and when I decided to come back I didn't really have any concept in mind and that kind of died off pretty quickly. Now that most pressing IRL matters are over I'm looking to return to TWI with this nation ^^

Could any review my history Factbook so I can see if I need to make changes to it

Nowsa wrote:Could any review my history Factbook so I can see if I need to make changes to it

First impression: it's very old.. I'm not sure if anyone here has a nation that old. But did you claim a spot on the map yet? The history of your future neighbours and yours may depend on each other.

Map Rules

The map is key to developing relationships between our nations and engaging in role-play. As it has limited space, it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP and new nations (who have a fair probability of engaging in RP in the future). Please do not request a map spot unless you plan on being active for a long time.

For new nations in the region, you must do ALL of the following to receive a map spot:

1. Have a realistic nation name, as in something reasonably similar to a real world state (but not actually a real world country name or extremely similar), and use this as your name that you role-play with.
2. Have at least one nation-building factbook (i.e. relating to your nation's government, culture, economy, etc.) AND one forum post (of any kind, on any thread). We use the forums for role-play so it is important that you know how to post on them.
3. Have been active sometime in at least the last three days. For example, if you send me the request on Monday, stop logging in after Tuesday, and I check the request on Saturday, I will not add you, because it appears you are no longer active.
4. Be in the World Assembly on the nation you're applying with.
5. Send me, the Founder, a telegram that answers the following questions:

Standard Application for Map Spot

  • Nation name:

  • How did you find the region/why did you choose The Western Isles:

  • How long have you been active on NationStates:

  • Is this nation a puppet or side project:

  • List your other nations, if any:

  • Do you plan on being active (participating in regional role-play):

  • Are you in the WA:

  • Have you read the welcome guide "A Welcome and Introduction Dispatch for New Nations":

  • Have you read, understood, and agree to the map rules located in the regional rules dispatch:

  • Where exactly do you want to be on the map (describe the location in relation to other nations' locations):

  • If that spot becomes no longer available, what is your second choice for location:


The map is updated at least once a week, usually on Sundays. My goal is for there to be an average turnaround of less than five days. I will let you know when you have been added, usually by replying to your telegram with "Added." I will most likely not respond to your telegram until such time as I have added you or messaged you back seeking clarification if there's a problem.


In order to stay on the map, you must post on any regional in-character role-play thread at least once a month AND you must also do at least one of the following every ten days or less:

1. Publish or significantly and clearly add to a nation-building factbook entry.
2. Post on any regional role-play thread (including but not limited to the news, tweets, citizens, or League threads).


If you're going to be on an extended vacation or unavoidable absence, telegram the current Secretary of Role-Play and me and I will likely hold your spot for you if you have shown in the past to be an active member.

No puppets. No nation on the map may serve in any capacity in any foreign region's government.

All players must use a single nation name for all of the region's affairs. Creating and using a new nation to RP as a territory or province is heavily discouraged.

See also additional rules for specific instances: page=dispatch/id=426501

In General

1. Treat others how you want to be treated.
2. Be friendly, welcoming, and supportive of everyone, but more so to the new nations of the region.
3. Don't sabotage, harass, or annoy anyone, in the region or elsewhere.
4. Don't engage in one-sided role-playing, for example by invading a nation that does not want to be invaded.
5. Keep your military strength conservatively realistic.
6. Everyone is equal! Elitism isn't welcome here.
7. Alts/puppet accounts cannot vote. If caught voting, you face expulsion from the region.
8. Follow the NationStates rules.

RMB Rules

The RMB is used for:

1. Communicating with the region as a whole, for announcements either on personal matters or about your nation.
2. Welcoming new nations.
3. General conversation about news or other non-controversial topics.
4. Advice on national issues.
5. Help on anything concerning NationStates itself.
6. Campaigning, once an election poll has gone up.
7. Advertising a regional news article or paper, only once per 12 hours.

The RMB is NOT used for:

1. One-on-one conversations. These should occur through telegram.
2. Role-playing events. These will occur in threads on the NationStates forums that will be linked to on the regional world factbook entry. This is so they do not get lost in a sea of other messages on the regional message board.
3. Controversial discussion. These should occur in public threads on the forums.
4. Spam, inside jokes, troll language, memes, etc. Each message should be at least a full sentence and be either helpful, informative, or evoke conversation.
5. Non-English conversation. Use English.
6. Incredibly long posts, particularly those copy-pasted from something else.

Telegram Rules

1. No regional telegrams can be sent out by non-officers, for any reason, including to campaign
2. Officers can only send out regional telegrams if absolutely necessary, such as in order to conduct their duties or conduct elections
3. Residents may, of course, still telegram any other resident privately for any reason, including to campaign

Breaking the Rules

Upon violating the rules, the following events are likely to happen:

1. Suppression of RMB posts
2. Telegram/post asking to stop
3. Kick from the region
4. Ban from the region

These events may occur in a different order depending on the severity of the offense(s). The telegram/post may come from any nation; if someone warns you that you are breaking the rules, that counts as a warning.


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Aizcona wrote:I hate getting jebaited by the WA

You'd think we'd be able to block those tgs by now

Corindia wrote:You'd think we'd be able to block those tgs by now

Yeah... especially as the proposals seem to be getting more and more ridiculous...

Post self-deleted by Nowsa.

Its no where close from being completed but thoughts?

The Confederate Republics of Pratara


Flag of the CRP


Motto:“Para las Repúblicas”


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Location


Population: 29,826,037
-Density: 209.4/km²


Capital: San José
Largest City: Méridia


Official Language: Spanish
National Languages:
- Portuguese
- English



Demonym: Prataran


Religion:
- 88% Christian
- 8% Irreligious
- 4% Other


Ethnicities:
- 47.73% White
- 42.13% Mestizo
- 7.61% Black
- 1.42% Indigenous
- 1.11% Other

Government: Semi-constitutional Dominant-
party Confederacy
- Chancellor: José Reyes
- Executive Advisor: Benito Hernández
- Prime Minister: Raúl Santiago
- Supreme Commander: Arturo García


Legislature: National Assembly
- 100 Seats
- 60 Permanent Members
- 5 Observer Seats
165 Total Seats


Establishment: From Spain
Independence: 1822 Declared (1826 Recognized)


History
• Various indigenous tribes
• Portuguese arrive (1489-97)
• Spanish Colonies (1497-1822)
• Kingdom of Pratara (1822-59)
• Confederate Kingdoms of Pratara (1859-16)
• Republican Revolution (1916-18)
• Establishment of the CRP (1918-present)
• Fascist Radical Coup (1932)
• New Constitution (2001)


Land Area: km²
Water Area: km²
Water %:


GDP (nominal): 254.8 billion USD
GDP (nominal) per capita: 8,343 USD


Human Development Index: 0.693 medium


Gini: 31.8 medium


Currency: Peso (CRP)
Conversion: 1 CRP=0.10013 USD


Time Zone: Western Isles Time


Date Format: dd.mm.yyyy


Drives on the: Right


Calling code: +26


Internet TLD: .Pr


Pratara

The Confederate Republics of Pratara, CRP, commonly referred to as Pratara, is officially a Semi-constitutional Dominant-party Confederacy located in The Western Isles, however in practice the government structure operates more like a Confederal One-party Fascist Cartel-state. The CRP is bordered by Almorea to the southeast, New Totzka to the South, and Austrovik-Germania and Nhoor to the Southwest. Pratara covers LAND AREA square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 29 million. Pratara is comprised of 12 semi-autonomous Republics that each have nominal domestic control, but are loyal to the Chancellor over foreign and some domestic affairs.

Environmentally, Pratara is a large archipelago consisting of 3 main Islands and 6 small Islands situated in the North Mesder Sea to the north of Raedlon. The highest point is Mount José, in the TBD region, at 2,876 metres above sea level. The capital, San José, is on the TBD coast of TBD. Pratara has a total area of TBD square kilometres with TBD square kilometres of land and TBD square kilometres of water. Pratara has an Exclusive Economic Zone of TBD.

Pratara is a developing country and a newly industrialised economy, with a ranking of medium in the Human Development Index, a poverty level of 28.2% along with one of the highest crime rates in The Western Isles. Pratara's largest industries are based around activities such as agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, and secondary industries such as textiles, clothing, refined metals, and refined petroleum. Pratara is very rich in minerals, including tungsten, iron, and of course, silver.

In Pratara, a person is murdered every 21 minutes and violent crimes have been so prevalent in Pratara that the government no longer produces the crime data. Currently, the homicide rate is approximately 79 per 100,000, one of the highest in the Isles, having quadrupled in the past 15 years due to over 200,000 people being murdered. Many international organizations and foreign governments have claimed that the federal government is essentially a mafia/cartel state, that is both run and endorses powerful cartels for money, protection, and support.

Each Republic maintains its own respective militia force that is tasked to provide government protection, maintain order, and act as the general police force within their respective republics. The militias vary in size, training, and equipment in each Republic. There pay also varies between each Republic, and desertion to another Republic militia for an increase in payment is not uncommon. The United Confederate Armed Forces, UCAF, is the unified armed forces of Pratara and is asked with defending Pratara's domestic and international interests, protecting government officials, providing disaster relief for the public, and the defending the constitution. In addition, the government sanctioned Private Military Corporation (PMC) known as Colmillo Blanco, CM, which translates to White Fang, is commonly referred to as a military/police force, and is regulated as such. CM employs roughly 250,000 contractors, and are commonly hired by the government, corporations, and the public alike.

Etymology
In English the name "Pratara" comes from the Spanish language, however the naming itself is not Spanish, but Portuguese. Pratara means in Portuguese "(made) of silver, silver coloured". The reason for this is that the archipelago was first settled by the Portuguese, who established many merchant cities along the coast that notably had silver lined walls to display their vast riches. The cities were later forcibly occupied by the spanish explorers.

The reason for the name is the repeated mention of large amounts of silver that was found in the TBD Mountains by multiple historical writing's; which caused almost every settler to the islands to be guaranteed riches beyond imagine.

The Confederate Republics of Pratara is commonly abbreviated to the CRP, and is the most common accepted way of referring to Pratara as a whole as most people refer to their own respective Republic when talking about their residence to others.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Pratara is as a "Prataran."

History

Prehistory and Antiquity
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Classical Antiquity
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Early Modern Period
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Modern Period
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Contemporary
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Geography
Pratara has a total of twelve islands extending along Raedlon’s northern coast. The two main islands, biggest to smallest, are Pratara Major and Pratara Minor. Together, along with the ten smaller islands, the area is known as the Prataran archipelago. Pratara’s territory has a total of TBD km2. Pratara is one of the largest island countries in the Isles and the largest island country in the Argean Sea, with a coastline of TBD km, but doesn't have land borders.

About 73 percent of Pratara is forested, mountainous and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial or residential use. As a result, the habitable zones, mainly located in coastal areas, have extremely high population densities. Pratara is one of the most densely populated countries in the The Western Isles at 209.4 people per km2.

Climate
Pratara has a combination of a tropical climate and an oceanic climate, with only 2 distinct seasons. Most of Pratara is classified as being a humid tropical climate within the Köppen climate classification scheme, with hot wet summers and cold wet winters. Although there is never any snow, it does rain quite substantially year round.

The winter brings bitter cold and clear weather interspersed with rain and brisk air. The daily average high and low temperatures for San José in January are 12 and 5 °C respectively. On average, it rains thirty-seven days during the winter. Winter can be particularly harsh in the northern, mountainous regions.

Summer tends to be long, hot, humid, and rainy because of the southern and southeastern monsoon winds that bring moist air from the TBD Sea. The daily average high and low temperatures for San José in June are 35 and 23 °C.

On average, approximately 60% of all precipitation occurs from June to September. Natural hazards include late spring droughts which are often followed by severe flooding. Typhoons affect the archipelago on an average of at least once every summer or early autumn. The drought of June 2015, according to the Prataran Central News Agency, was the worst seen in over 100 years.

Biodiversity
Pratara has nine forest ecoregions which reflect the climate and geography of the islands. They range from subtropical moist broadleaf forests in the southern islands, to temperate broadleaf and mixed forests in the mild climate regions of the main islands, to temperate coniferous forests in the cold, winter portions of the northern regions. Pratara has over 90,000 species of wildlife, including the brown bear, the Lear's macaw, the Prataran macaque, the Prataran raccoon dog, Prataran giant hornet, the large Prataran field mouse, and the Prataran giant salamander. A large network of national parks has been established to protect important areas of flora and fauna as well as 37 wetland sites.


The TBD Falls, one of the greatest sights in the CRP

Demographics

Health
The constitution of Pratara guarantees equal, free and universal health care for all its citizens. The health care system of the country is rather inadequate, and is in desperate need of modernisation and development. But despite persistent shortages of medical supplies, there is no shortage of medical personnel, with one of the highest doctor-to-population ratio in The Western Isles.

The life expectancy at birth in Pratara is at 68.3 years. The average healthy life expectancy is 68.5 years. The country's infant mortality rate is estimated at 23 per 1,000 live births.

Murder is the principal cause of death in the country accounting for 52% of total deaths. Cancer, injuries, malignant and respiratory diseases are other major causes of death.

Education
In Pratara, education is secular, free, compulsory and based on three levels of education which is segmented in primary, secondary and tertiary education. The academic year is comprised of two semesters beginning in September or October and ending in June or July. The use of the Prataran language serves as the primary language of instruction in all educational institutions across the country.

Compulsory primary education is divided into two levels, elementary and secondary school, from grade one to five and six to nine, respectively. Students are required to attend school from the age of six until they turn 16. Upon successful completion of primary education, all students are entitled to attend high schools with specializing in any particular field including arts, sports, languages, sciences or technology.

The country's tertiary education, an optional stage of formal learning following secondary education, has undergone a thorough reformation and restructuring in recent years. There is a significant number of private and public institutions of higher education well dispersed in the major cities of Pratara. Studies in tertiary education are organized at three successive levels which include bachelor, master and doctorate.

The country has a school life expectancy of 16 years and a literacy rate of 93.2% for males and 96.8% for females.

Language
Spanish is the national language spoken by the vast majority of the population. Prataran Spanish is the set of varieties of the language spoken in the country, which differs from one region to another phonetically, syntactically and lexically.

The federal government officially recognizes 12 indigenous languages. Since its creation in March 2003, the National Indigenous Languages Institute has been in charge of promoting and protecting the use of the country's indigenous languages, through the General Law of Indigenous Peoples' Linguistic Rights, which recognizes them de jure as "national languages" with equal status as that of Spanish. Notwithstanding, in practice, indigenous peoples often face discrimination and are unable to have proper access to public services such as education and healthcare, as well as the justice system, as Spanish is the prominent language.

Both English and Portuguese are widely spoken in the 6 "free cities", and English is spoken in many business settings, but government and legal institutions use Prataran Spanish as the sole language.

Religion
88% of the population is Christian, primarily Roman Catholic (71%), and the remaining 17% Protestant, primarily Evangelicals. 8% of Pratarans are irreligious (2% atheist/agnostic and 6% indifferent). Almost 4% of the population follow another religion.

There are small but influential Muslim, Buddhist, and Jewish communities. The Muslim community of more than 100,000 is concentrated in small tight knit communities within large tourism centers. Buddhism in the CRP is practiced by over 52,000 people.

The Jewish community has shrunk in recent years due to rising anti semitism in the CRP, with the population declining from 22,000 in 2000 to less than 7,000 in 2019.

Capital Cities and Republics

Rank

City

Metro area population

Republic

1

Méridia (Former Capital)

3.2 Million

Veracruz

2

San José (Federal Capital)

2.5 Million

Catarina

3

San Andrés

2.3 Million

Ceará

4

Valencia

2.3 Million

Barcelos

5

São Luís

2.1 Million

Sonora

6

Tavira

2 Million

Covilhã

7

Jacareí

1.7 Million

Bahia

8

Canoas

1.5 Million

Faro

9

Évora

1.3 Million

Pará

10

Sorocaba

1.1 Million

Paredes

11

Santos

1.1 Million

Chacoa

12

Barcelos

1 Million

Paraná

Major Towns

1. TBD
Population: 196,824
2. TBD
Population: 120,418
3. TBD
Population: 107,251
4. TBD
Population: 92,713
5. TBD
Population: 89,051
6. TBD
Population: 82,701
7. TBD
Population: 78,132
8. TBD
Population: 73,939
9. TBD
Population: 69,420
10. TBD
Population: 61,463
11. TBD
Population: 56,783
12. TBD
Population: 51,998
13. TBD
Population: 40,891
14. TBD
Population: 38,009
15. TBD
Population: 37,969

Culture

Visual Arts
Prataran art has a long and eventful history. Pratara's museums and galleries are well on the way to forming a new discourse in which the public can experience and interact. Capturing the Prataran public view and interact with the installations and collections within a museum setting, re-establishes a new base for understanding the Prataran patron. This considered, the museum visitor is better understood and served as it is realized that a modern Prataran citizen is represented as a diverse culture, intertwined with the traditional. The proactive cultural center strives to reacquaint itself with its audience, who in fact, are participants and beneficiaries of such cultural and heritage organizations. An effort by the CRP federal government to connect its people to its cultural organizations is a response to cultural diversity and changes within.

Prataran art is gaining prominence among the Isles. Initially dominated by religious motifs, it began emphasizing historical and heroic representations in the late nineteenth century inspired by a brief surge of nationalism following the Republican Revolution.

Architecture
The architecture of the CRP is especially influenced by Portugal. It has a history that goes back 500 years to the time when TBD discovered Pratara in 1489. Portuguese colonial architecture was the first wave of architecture to go to the CRP. It is the basis for all Prataran architecture of later centuries. In the 16th century during the time of the Confederacy of Pratara, the CRP followed international trends and adopted Neoclassical and Gothic Revival architecture. Then in the 20th century, especially in San José, the CRP experimented with Modernist architecture.

The colonial architecture of the CRP dates to the early 16th century when Pratara was first explored, conquered and settled by the Portuguese. The Portuguese built architecture familiar to them in their aim to colonize Pratara. They built Portuguese colonial architecture which included churches, civic architecture including houses and forts in Prataran cities and the countryside. During the end of the 15th Century Prataran architecture saw the introduction of spanish styles to Pratara due to the spanish take over of the colony. This was usually mixed with Prataran influences from their own heritage which produced a unique form of Prataran architecture. In the 1950s the modernist architecture was introduced when San José was built as the new federal capital in honour of the current Chancellor. The Chanellor José Reyes idealized and built government buildings, churches and civic buildings in the modernist style.

Music
Tango is one of the CRP’s international cultural symbols. The golden age of tango (1930 to mid-1950s) mirrored that of jazz and swing in other nations, featuring large orchestras. After 1955, many famous musical artists popularized Nuevo tango, a subtler and more intellectual trend for the genre. Tango enjoys Isle popularity nowadays.

Pratara developed strong classical music and dance scenes that gave rise to renowned artists, composers, violinists, pianists, and conductors.

Traditions & Festivities
There are many festivals in the CRP, which are celebrated annually. There are no specific festival days for all of the CRP; dates vary from area to area, and even within a specific area, but festival days do tend to cluster around traditional holidays. Preparation for these processions is usually organised at the level of villages (neighborhoods).

Officially, the CRP has TBD national, government-recognized holidays. Public holidays in the CRP are regulated by the Public Holiday Law of 1989. Beginning in 2000, Pratara implemented the Happy Monday System, which moved a number of national holidays to Monday in order to obtain a long weekend.

The national holidays in Pratara are TBD.

Sports
The major sports in the CRP are baseball, football (soccer), and Polo. The Prataran Professional Baseball League was established in 1945. Football in Pratara lags behind baseball, but its popularity in recent years has grown. Polo and Judo are also popular sports along with track, cycling, volleyball, and basketball.

Politics
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Chancellor
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Prime Minister
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Legislature
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The 12 Confederate Republics

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President: His Excellency José Reyes
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Foreign Relations
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Military
The United Confederate Armed Forces have two branches: the Confederate Army (which includes the Confederate Air Force), and the Confederate Navy. The United Confederate Armed Forces maintain significant infrastructure, including facilities for design, research, and testing of weapons, vehicles, aircraft, naval vessels, defense systems and electronics; military industry manufacturing centers for building such systems, and advanced naval dockyards that build heavy military vessels and advanced missile technologies.

In recent years, the CRP has improved its training techniques, military command and information structures and has taken steps to becoming more self-reliant in supplying its military by designing as well as manufacturing its own arms, missiles, aircraft, vehicles, heavy weaponry, electronics, defense systems, armor, heavy military industrial equipment and heavy naval vessels. Since the 1990s, when the military escalated its role in the war on drugs (the larger cartels attacking and eliminating smaller gangs), increasing importance has been placed on acquiring airborne surveillance platforms, aircraft, helicopters, digital war-fighting technologies, urban warfare equipment and rapid troop transport.

The CRP has the capabilities to manufacture nuclear weapons, but abandoned the program in 1990 and pledged to only use its nuclear technology for peaceful purposes (Although the authenticity of this claim is debated). Despite this, there is substantial evidence that the CRP and Colmillo Blanco, along with multiple cartel groups, have been developing and storing chemical weapons for military use. The amount of stored chemical weapons or their lethality is currently unknown, but it is assumed to be substantial.

The United Confederate Armed Forces have three main tasks;
- To assert the territorial integrity of Pratara.
- To defend the country if attacked by a foreign nation.
- To defend the confederacy, and the people there of.

Economy

Economic Indicators

Currency: Confederate Republic Peso
Economic System: mixed
Fiscal Year: Calendar Year
Population: 29,826,037
Life Expectancy: Male: 68.2, Female: 69.2


GDP (nominal): 38.22 Billion PRP
GDP (nominal) per capita: 1,281.4 PRP
Labor Force: 22.5 Million
Unemployment: 1.3%

The CRP is currently pursuing a strengthening policy of autarky with the exception of the silver trade which is nearly 70% of the economy. WIP

Infrastructure

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Energy
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Nekhem wrote:Hi! Thuraakunu here, I'm not sure if anyone remembers me :P

I took a pretty long hiatus from exams and kind of disappeared quite some time ago, and when I decided to come back I didn't really have any concept in mind and that kind of died off pretty quickly. Now that most pressing IRL matters are over I'm looking to return to TWI with this nation ^^

Welcome back from your new (ish) Secretary of Information! Hoping for you to stick around!

Nowsa wrote:I found out about this place from a telegram and my hobbies are videogames and playing baseball once in a while and I want my nation to be similar to the United States laws and military.

Do you, by any chance, have any relation to the NS nation of Mazona? I seem to remember him saying the exact same things as you, with a incredibly similar flag and an almost identical dialect. He's also now left the WA, just as you joined. Hmm.

Pratara wrote:Its no where close from being completed but thoughts?

The Confederate Republics of Pratara


Flag of the CRP


Motto:“Para las Repúblicas”


INSERT SMALL MAP OR ORTHOGRAPHIC
Location


Population: 29,826,037
-Density: 209.4/km²


Capital: San José
Largest City: Méridia


Official Language: Spanish
National Languages:
- Portuguese
- English



Demonym: Prataran


Religion:
- 88% Christian
- 8% Irreligious
- 4% Other


Ethnicities:
- 47.73% White
- 42.13% Mestizo
- 7.61% Black
- 1.42% Indigenous
- 1.11% Other

Government: Semi-constitutional Dominant-
party Confederacy
- Chancellor: José Reyes
- Executive Advisor: Benito Hernández
- Prime Minister: Raúl Santiago
- Supreme Commander: Arturo García


Legislature: National Assembly
- 100 Seats
- 60 Permanent Members
- 5 Observer Seats
165 Total Seats


Establishment: From Spain
Independence: 1822 Declared (1826 Recognized)


History
• Various indigenous tribes
• Portuguese arrive (1489-97)
• Spanish Colonies (1497-1822)
• Kingdom of Pratara (1822-59)
• Confederate Kingdoms of Pratara (1859-16)
• Republican Revolution (1916-18)
• Establishment of the CRP (1918-present)
• Fascist Radical Coup (1932)
• New Constitution (2001)


Land Area: km²
Water Area: km²
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GDP (nominal): 254.8 billion USD
GDP (nominal) per capita: 8,343 USD


Human Development Index: 0.693 medium


Gini: 31.8 medium


Currency: Peso (CRP)
Conversion: 1 CRP=0.10013 USD


Time Zone: Western Isles Time


Date Format: dd.mm.yyyy


Drives on the: Right


Calling code: +26


Internet TLD: .Pr


Pratara

The Confederate Republics of Pratara, CRP, commonly referred to as Pratara, is officially a Semi-constitutional Dominant-party Confederacy located in The Western Isles, however in practice the government structure operates more like a Confederal One-party Fascist Cartel-state. The CRP is bordered by Almorea to the southeast, New Totzka to the South, and Austrovik-Germania and Nhoor to the Southwest. Pratara covers LAND AREA square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 29 million. Pratara is comprised of 12 semi-autonomous Republics that each have nominal domestic control, but are loyal to the Chancellor over foreign and some domestic affairs.

Environmentally, Pratara is a large archipelago consisting of 3 main Islands and 6 small Islands situated in the North Mesder Sea to the north of Raedlon. The highest point is Mount José, in the TBD region, at 2,876 metres above sea level. The capital, San José, is on the TBD coast of TBD. Pratara has a total area of TBD square kilometres with TBD square kilometres of land and TBD square kilometres of water. Pratara has an Exclusive Economic Zone of TBD.

Pratara is a developing country and a newly industrialised economy, with a ranking of medium in the Human Development Index, a poverty level of 28.2% along with one of the highest crime rates in The Western Isles. Pratara's largest industries are based around activities such as agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, and secondary industries such as textiles, clothing, refined metals, and refined petroleum. Pratara is very rich in minerals, including tungsten, iron, and of course, silver.

In Pratara, a person is murdered every 21 minutes and violent crimes have been so prevalent in Pratara that the government no longer produces the crime data. Currently, the homicide rate is approximately 79 per 100,000, one of the highest in the Isles, having quadrupled in the past 15 years due to over 200,000 people being murdered. Many international organizations and foreign governments have claimed that the federal government is essentially a mafia/cartel state, that is both run and endorses powerful cartels for money, protection, and support.

Each Republic maintains its own respective militia force that is tasked to provide government protection, maintain order, and act as the general police force within their respective republics. The militias vary in size, training, and equipment in each Republic. There pay also varies between each Republic, and desertion to another Republic militia for an increase in payment is not uncommon. The United Confederate Armed Forces, UCAF, is the unified armed forces of Pratara and is asked with defending Pratara's domestic and international interests, protecting government officials, providing disaster relief for the public, and the defending the constitution. In addition, the government sanctioned Private Military Corporation (PMC) known as Colmillo Blanco, CM, which translates to White Fang, is commonly referred to as a military/police force, and is regulated as such. CM employs roughly 250,000 contractors, and are commonly hired by the government, corporations, and the public alike.

Etymology
In English the name "Pratara" comes from the Spanish language, however the naming itself is not Spanish, but Portuguese. Pratara means in Portuguese "(made) of silver, silver coloured". The reason for this is that the archipelago was first settled by the Portuguese, who established many merchant cities along the coast that notably had silver lined walls to display their vast riches. The cities were later forcibly occupied by the spanish explorers.

The reason for the name is the repeated mention of large amounts of silver that was found in the TBD Mountains by multiple historical writing's; which caused almost every settler to the islands to be guaranteed riches beyond imagine.

The Confederate Republics of Pratara is commonly abbreviated to the CRP, and is the most common accepted way of referring to Pratara as a whole as most people refer to their own respective Republic when talking about their residence to others.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Pratara is as a "Prataran."

History

Prehistory and Antiquity
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Classical Antiquity
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Early Modern Period
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Modern Period
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Contemporary
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Geography
Pratara has a total of twelve islands extending along Raedlon’s northern coast. The two main islands, biggest to smallest, are Pratara Major and Pratara Minor. Together, along with the ten smaller islands, the area is known as the Prataran archipelago. Pratara’s territory has a total of TBD km2. Pratara is one of the largest island countries in the Isles and the largest island country in the Argean Sea, with a coastline of TBD km, but doesn't have land borders.

About 73 percent of Pratara is forested, mountainous and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial or residential use. As a result, the habitable zones, mainly located in coastal areas, have extremely high population densities. Pratara is one of the most densely populated countries in the The Western Isles at 209.4 people per km2.

Climate
Pratara has a combination of a tropical climate and an oceanic climate, with only 2 distinct seasons. Most of Pratara is classified as being a humid tropical climate within the Köppen climate classification scheme, with hot wet summers and cold wet winters. Although there is never any snow, it does rain quite substantially year round.

The winter brings bitter cold and clear weather interspersed with rain and brisk air. The daily average high and low temperatures for San José in January are 12 and 5 °C respectively. On average, it rains thirty-seven days during the winter. Winter can be particularly harsh in the northern, mountainous regions.

Summer tends to be long, hot, humid, and rainy because of the southern and southeastern monsoon winds that bring moist air from the TBD Sea. The daily average high and low temperatures for San José in June are 35 and 23 °C.

On average, approximately 60% of all precipitation occurs from June to September. Natural hazards include late spring droughts which are often followed by severe flooding. Typhoons affect the archipelago on an average of at least once every summer or early autumn. The drought of June 2015, according to the Prataran Central News Agency, was the worst seen in over 100 years.

Biodiversity
Pratara has nine forest ecoregions which reflect the climate and geography of the islands. They range from subtropical moist broadleaf forests in the southern islands, to temperate broadleaf and mixed forests in the mild climate regions of the main islands, to temperate coniferous forests in the cold, winter portions of the northern regions. Pratara has over 90,000 species of wildlife, including the brown bear, the Lear's macaw, the Prataran macaque, the Prataran raccoon dog, Prataran giant hornet, the large Prataran field mouse, and the Prataran giant salamander. A large network of national parks has been established to protect important areas of flora and fauna as well as 37 wetland sites.


The TBD Falls, one of the greatest sights in the CRP

Demographics

Health
The constitution of Pratara guarantees equal, free and universal health care for all its citizens. The health care system of the country is rather inadequate, and is in desperate need of modernisation and development. But despite persistent shortages of medical supplies, there is no shortage of medical personnel, with one of the highest doctor-to-population ratio in The Western Isles.

The life expectancy at birth in Pratara is at 68.3 years. The average healthy life expectancy is 68.5 years. The country's infant mortality rate is estimated at 23 per 1,000 live births.

Murder is the principal cause of death in the country accounting for 52% of total deaths. Cancer, injuries, malignant and respiratory diseases are other major causes of death.

Education
In Pratara, education is secular, free, compulsory and based on three levels of education which is segmented in primary, secondary and tertiary education. The academic year is comprised of two semesters beginning in September or October and ending in June or July. The use of the Prataran language serves as the primary language of instruction in all educational institutions across the country.

Compulsory primary education is divided into two levels, elementary and secondary school, from grade one to five and six to nine, respectively. Students are required to attend school from the age of six until they turn 16. Upon successful completion of primary education, all students are entitled to attend high schools with specializing in any particular field including arts, sports, languages, sciences or technology.

The country's tertiary education, an optional stage of formal learning following secondary education, has undergone a thorough reformation and restructuring in recent years. There is a significant number of private and public institutions of higher education well dispersed in the major cities of Pratara. Studies in tertiary education are organized at three successive levels which include bachelor, master and doctorate.

The country has a school life expectancy of 16 years and a literacy rate of 93.2% for males and 96.8% for females.

Language
Spanish is the national language spoken by the vast majority of the population. Prataran Spanish is the set of varieties of the language spoken in the country, which differs from one region to another phonetically, syntactically and lexically.

The federal government officially recognizes 12 indigenous languages. Since its creation in March 2003, the National Indigenous Languages Institute has been in charge of promoting and protecting the use of the country's indigenous languages, through the General Law of Indigenous Peoples' Linguistic Rights, which recognizes them de jure as "national languages" with equal status as that of Spanish. Notwithstanding, in practice, indigenous peoples often face discrimination and are unable to have proper access to public services such as education and healthcare, as well as the justice system, as Spanish is the prominent language.

Both English and Portuguese are widely spoken in the 6 "free cities", and English is spoken in many business settings, but government and legal institutions use Prataran Spanish as the sole language.

Religion
88% of the population is Christian, primarily Roman Catholic (71%), and the remaining 17% Protestant, primarily Evangelicals. 8% of Pratarans are irreligious (2% atheist/agnostic and 6% indifferent). Almost 4% of the population follow another religion.

There are small but influential Muslim, Buddhist, and Jewish communities. The Muslim community of more than 100,000 is concentrated in small tight knit communities within large tourism centers. Buddhism in the CRP is practiced by over 52,000 people.

The Jewish community has shrunk in recent years due to rising anti semitism in the CRP, with the population declining from 22,000 in 2000 to less than 7,000 in 2019.

Capital Cities and Republics

Rank

City

Metro area population

Republic

1

Méridia (Former Capital)

3.2 Million

Veracruz

2

San José (Federal Capital)

2.5 Million

Catarina

3

San Andrés

2.3 Million

Ceará

4

Valencia

2.3 Million

Barcelos

5

São Luís

2.1 Million

Sonora

6

Tavira

2 Million

Covilhã

7

Jacareí

1.7 Million

Bahia

8

Canoas

1.5 Million

Faro

9

Évora

1.3 Million

Pará

10

Sorocaba

1.1 Million

Paredes

11

Santos

1.1 Million

Chacoa

12

Barcelos

1 Million

Paraná

Major Towns

1. TBD
Population: 196,824
2. TBD
Population: 120,418
3. TBD
Population: 107,251
4. TBD
Population: 92,713
5. TBD
Population: 89,051
6. TBD
Population: 82,701
7. TBD
Population: 78,132
8. TBD
Population: 73,939
9. TBD
Population: 69,420
10. TBD
Population: 61,463
11. TBD
Population: 56,783
12. TBD
Population: 51,998
13. TBD
Population: 40,891
14. TBD
Population: 38,009
15. TBD
Population: 37,969

Culture

Visual Arts
Prataran art has a long and eventful history. Pratara's museums and galleries are well on the way to forming a new discourse in which the public can experience and interact. Capturing the Prataran public view and interact with the installations and collections within a museum setting, re-establishes a new base for understanding the Prataran patron. This considered, the museum visitor is better understood and served as it is realized that a modern Prataran citizen is represented as a diverse culture, intertwined with the traditional. The proactive cultural center strives to reacquaint itself with its audience, who in fact, are participants and beneficiaries of such cultural and heritage organizations. An effort by the CRP federal government to connect its people to its cultural organizations is a response to cultural diversity and changes within.

Prataran art is gaining prominence among the Isles. Initially dominated by religious motifs, it began emphasizing historical and heroic representations in the late nineteenth century inspired by a brief surge of nationalism following the Republican Revolution.

Architecture
The architecture of the CRP is especially influenced by Portugal. It has a history that goes back 500 years to the time when TBD discovered Pratara in 1489. Portuguese colonial architecture was the first wave of architecture to go to the CRP. It is the basis for all Prataran architecture of later centuries. In the 16th century during the time of the Confederacy of Pratara, the CRP followed international trends and adopted Neoclassical and Gothic Revival architecture. Then in the 20th century, especially in San José, the CRP experimented with Modernist architecture.

The colonial architecture of the CRP dates to the early 16th century when Pratara was first explored, conquered and settled by the Portuguese. The Portuguese built architecture familiar to them in their aim to colonize Pratara. They built Portuguese colonial architecture which included churches, civic architecture including houses and forts in Prataran cities and the countryside. During the end of the 15th Century Prataran architecture saw the introduction of spanish styles to Pratara due to the spanish take over of the colony. This was usually mixed with Prataran influences from their own heritage which produced a unique form of Prataran architecture. In the 1950s the modernist architecture was introduced when San José was built as the new federal capital in honour of the current Chancellor. The Chanellor José Reyes idealized and built government buildings, churches and civic buildings in the modernist style.

Music
Tango is one of the CRP’s international cultural symbols. The golden age of tango (1930 to mid-1950s) mirrored that of jazz and swing in other nations, featuring large orchestras. After 1955, many famous musical artists popularized Nuevo tango, a subtler and more intellectual trend for the genre. Tango enjoys Isle popularity nowadays.

Pratara developed strong classical music and dance scenes that gave rise to renowned artists, composers, violinists, pianists, and conductors.

Traditions & Festivities
There are many festivals in the CRP, which are celebrated annually. There are no specific festival days for all of the CRP; dates vary from area to area, and even within a specific area, but festival days do tend to cluster around traditional holidays. Preparation for these processions is usually organised at the level of villages (neighborhoods).

Officially, the CRP has TBD national, government-recognized holidays. Public holidays in the CRP are regulated by the Public Holiday Law of 1989. Beginning in 2000, Pratara implemented the Happy Monday System, which moved a number of national holidays to Monday in order to obtain a long weekend.

The national holidays in Pratara are TBD.

Sports
The major sports in the CRP are baseball, football (soccer), and Polo. The Prataran Professional Baseball League was established in 1945. Football in Pratara lags behind baseball, but its popularity in recent years has grown. Polo and Judo are also popular sports along with track, cycling, volleyball, and basketball.

Politics
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Military
The United Confederate Armed Forces have two branches: the Confederate Army (which includes the Confederate Air Force), and the Confederate Navy. The United Confederate Armed Forces maintain significant infrastructure, including facilities for design, research, and testing of weapons, vehicles, aircraft, naval vessels, defense systems and electronics; military industry manufacturing centers for building such systems, and advanced naval dockyards that build heavy military vessels and advanced missile technologies.

In recent years, the CRP has improved its training techniques, military command and information structures and has taken steps to becoming more self-reliant in supplying its military by designing as well as manufacturing its own arms, missiles, aircraft, vehicles, heavy weaponry, electronics, defense systems, armor, heavy military industrial equipment and heavy naval vessels. Since the 1990s, when the military escalated its role in the war on drugs (the larger cartels attacking and eliminating smaller gangs), increasing importance has been placed on acquiring airborne surveillance platforms, aircraft, helicopters, digital war-fighting technologies, urban warfare equipment and rapid troop transport.

The CRP has the capabilities to manufacture nuclear weapons, but abandoned the program in 1990 and pledged to only use its nuclear technology for peaceful purposes (Although the authenticity of this claim is debated). Despite this, there is substantial evidence that the CRP and Colmillo Blanco, along with multiple cartel groups, have been developing and storing chemical weapons for military use. The amount of stored chemical weapons or their lethality is currently unknown, but it is assumed to be substantial.

The United Confederate Armed Forces have three main tasks;
- To assert the territorial integrity of Pratara.
- To defend the country if attacked by a foreign nation.
- To defend the confederacy, and the people there of.

Economy

Economic Indicators

Currency: Confederate Republic Peso
Economic System: mixed
Fiscal Year: Calendar Year
Population: 29,826,037
Life Expectancy: Male: 68.2, Female: 69.2


GDP (nominal): 38.22 Billion PRP
GDP (nominal) per capita: 1,281.4 PRP
Labor Force: 22.5 Million
Unemployment: 1.3%

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Infrastructure

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Great work! AG and Pratara definitely won't get along well IC today then, unfortunately.

Post self-deleted by Ainslie.

Austrovik-Germania wrote:
Do you, by any chance, have any relation to the NS nation of Mazona? I seem to remember him saying the exact same things as you, with a incredibly similar flag and an almost identical dialect. He's also now left the WA, just as you joined. Hmm.

He left us already and joined the military.

Pratara wrote:Its no where close from being completed but thoughts?

I really like your flag! (although the stars could perhaps be more prominent)

Ainslie wrote:Yeah... especially as the proposals seem to be getting more and more ridiculous...

there's been threads on it in technical, they just don't ever go anywhere

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