[floatright][box][center][b]The Unified Peoples Republic of South Olpen[/b] [hr] [img]https://i.ibb.co/8mcmVNk/Flag-of-South-Olpen.jpg[/img] [b]Flag[/b] [hr] [img]https://i.ibb.co/L9HzGJj/UXDUd5h.png[/img] [b]Seal[/b] [hr] [b]Motto:[/b] Pax et Bonum Faustum (English: Peace and Prosperity) [hr] [img]https://i.ibb.co/mN6qBHh/Greenland-kindlephoto-170598042.jpg[/img] [b]Location[/b] [hr] [b]Population:[/b] 992,672,000 [b]-Density:[/b] 110 people mi² [hr] [b]Capital:[/b] Constitution City [b]Largest City:[/b] Scezonia [hr] [b]Official Language:[/b] No official language [hr] [b]National Language:[/b] Creole French, French, English, Spanish, Native Language [hr] [b]Demonym:[/b] Olpenese [hr] [b]Government:[/b] - Chamber Minister: MoC Damien Jordan - Check Executive: Sr. Executive Wood Quilt - Speaker of the Senate: Senator H.J. Gilbert - Chief Justice: The Honorable Charles Henn [hr] [b]Legislature[/b]: - Upper House: Executive Chamber -Lower House: Senate [hr] [b]Establishment:[/b] from Second Olpenese Empire Independence: January 23rd, 1921 [hr] [b]Land Area:[/b] 8.987 million mile² Water Area: 83,848 km² Water 1.2%: [hr] [b]Elevation[/b] Highest Point: Mt. Hildan Lowest Point: La Vallée de la Bonne Fortune [hr] [b]GDP:[/b] 32.978 trillion [b]GDP per capita:[/b] 41,604 [hr] [b]Human Development Index:[/b] 88.64 [hr] [b]Currency:[/b] Olpenese Buck [hr] [b]Time Zone:[/b] +1, UTC, -1, -2, -3 [hr] [b]Drives on the:[/b] Right [hr] [b]Calling code:[/b] 511 [hr] [b]Internet TLD:[/b] .so[/center] [/box][/floatright] [size=200][b]South Olpen[/size][/b] [hr] The Unified Peoples Republic of South Olpen commonly called South Olpen, is a self described democratic communist devolved state in South Atlantic. It is bordered on the north by North Atlantic, on the south by Arctic Ocean, by the east by Africa and on the west by Brazil and Argentina. South Olpen covers 6.987 million square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 792,672,000. South Olpen comprises of 34 states and 47 districts South Olpen is a powerful state with a globalist veiw point. It has a large military that can protect the nations interests and too increase the nations wealth and influence. The nation has a variety of allies such as [nation]Meretica[/nation] and [nation]The King Isle[/nation]. The nation prides itself on its democratic actions and the interventions it part takes in to install democracy. [floatleft][box][center]Contents[/center] [url=#Ety]1 Etymology[/url] [url=#Hist]2 History[/url] [Url=#HGA]2.1 Hunter Gatherer Age[/url] [urL=#Tribe]2.2 Tribal Age[/url] [Url=#Col]2.3 Colonial Age[/url] [Url=#imp]2.4 Imperial Age[/url] [Url=#first]2.5 First Republic Age[/url] [Url=dict]2.6 Dictatorial Age[/url] [Url=secrep]2.7 Second Republic Age[/url] [url=#Geo]3 Geography[/url] [url=#Demo]4 Demographics[/url] [url=#Pop]4.1 Population[/url] [url=#Lan]4.2 Language[/url] [url=#Reli]4.3 Race[/url] [url=#City]4.4 Largest Cities[/url] [url=#Govt]5 Government[/url] [url=#FRM]6 Foreign Relations and Military[/url] [url=#Econ]7 Economy[/url] [url=#Cult]8 Culture[/url] [url=#Infra]9 Infrastructure[/url] [url=#Energy]9.1 Energy[/url] [/box][/floatleft] [b][u][size=150][anchor=Ety]Etymology[/anchor][/b][/u][/size] The nations name comes from two very influential figure in its independence, Julianne Olpen and Wilson South. They were the first two casualties of the war of independence and the leaders of the children who instigated the revolution. The group than called themselves the "South and Olpen Group", which was then shortened to South Olpen. The standard way to refer to a citizen of South Olpen is as a "Olpenese." [b][u][size=150][anchor=Hist]History[/anchor][/b][/u][/size] Olpenese history is largely separated into 6 major periods, all of them with distinct culture and government systems. Children are taught all of these periods by 8th grade, at which point they usually go into a specific time period to study. The periods are; hunter gatherer, tribal, colonial, imperial, the first republic, the dictatorship, and the modern period or second republic. [u][b][size=100][anchor=HGA]Hunter-Gatherer Age[/anchor][/size][/b][/u] The time of hunting and gathering lasted from approximately 11,500 to about 12,700 from archeological finds. During this period, ancient Olpenese hunted giant jaguars, an extinct species of jaguars, saber tooth cats, and other ancient animals with primitive bows and arrows. This people of these eras lived in caves, and the highest tier of organization was usually to families who worked together to get especially mighty kills. [floatleft][box][align=center][img]https://i.ibb.co/qgD1rqT/Fort-york-arrowhead.jpg[/img] [i]Ancient arrow head from Constitution City Historical Society[/i][/align][/box][/floatleft][u][size=100][b][anchor=Tribe]The Tribal Age[/anchor][/b][/size][/u] The tribal age was the period defined by the Constitution City Historical Society to be "the period before European discovery of South Olpen yet after farming was widely utilized." That encompasses about 11,000 years ago to the 1570's. The period saw a number of tribes and tribal kingdoms. The common characteristics is the faith that the groups had as well as the language. At this point, people only populated the northern area and lived in small cities. [b][u][anchor=Col]The Colonial Age[/anchor][/u][/b] The colonial age took place from the 1570's to the 1730's. During this time period, European monarchies held control of the nations. The landmass that was then called Kingsland, after famous explorer James King. At first, the nation was controlled by Spain, but by the 1630's France had taken the land. They held the land and administered as a colony until businesses got together and hosted a silent coup and installed the duke of Scezonia as a puppet leader. [b][u][anchor=Imp]The Imperial Age[/anchor][/u][/b] The imperial age held authority from the 1730's to the 1840's. The age was dominated by big business, with them effectively being the government. The age is stained by the slavery and near slavery practiced by big business. Admittedly though, the age was an unprecedented time of industrialization and laid the foundation for the modern wealth enjoyed today [b][u][anchor=first]The First Republic[/anchor][/u][/b] The First Republic was in effect from the 1840's to the 1890's. The republic was South Olpen's first try at democracy, and like other nations first tries at democracy, was amazingly corrupt and incompetent. A symptom of the corruption was that there were only 2 different presidents because of corporate money. While progress was made on paper, bribery and police misuse made life basically the same for the average citizen. [b][u][anchor=Dict]The Dictatorship[/anchor][/u][/b] The dictatorship held its junta from the 1890's to the 1910's and is seen as what was inevitable following the corruption of the first republic. The dictatorship was lead and ruled by Joseph Hielder VI, and held the ideology of corporatist fascism. Following the Fall Rebellion the dictatorship was dissolved and supporting any ideas of the dictatorship is deeply taboo. [b][u][anchor=Secrep]The Second Republic[/anchor][/u][/b] The Second Republic was the government in place from the 1910's to the current day. It has morphed from conservative democracy to social democracy to democratic communism, but it has never been over run or been destroyed. It has stayed loyal to its constitution which ensures the basic freedoms as well as a variety of other rights. The current leader is MoC Jordan. [b][u][size=150][anchor=Geo]Geography[/anchor][/b][/u][/size] The nations geography is rather convenient for the nation. It is an island, though it is relatively close to both Africa and South America. In the South their are the Montagnes des Pingouins, home of the monstrous Mount Hilda. There is also a mountain range splitting the nation in two. Other than mountains, there are also deserts on the east of the central pass. The south is rather cold, with rainy summers and cold winters. In the north west and north east there are jungles. The rest of the nation is plaines, even if hot and humid. [b][u][size=150][anchor=Demo]Demographics[/anchor][/b][/u][/size] The nation is very diverse in culture and demographics. It has protections for most groups including ethnic groups, religious groups, and lingual groups. [b][u][anchor=Pop]Population[/anchor][/b][/u] South Olpen has a population of 992,672,000 and a population density of 110 per square mile. 90.5% of the nations population are located in large metropolitan area. South Olpen is the the third largest country. The Olpenese population grows on average from 1987 to the modern day being about 2.1%. The population is split between citizens and no citizens with 8.1% of residents being non citizens or about 20,846,112 citizen residents. [u][b][anchor=Lan]Language[/anchor][/b][/u] There are 5 main languages of South Olpen. These are, in descending number of native speakers, Creole French, French, Spanish, English, Native Language, and Portuguese. People are expected to know 4 of those, usually being Creole French, French, English, and Spanish. While there isn't an official language of state, documents and signage must be printed in Creole French, Spanish, and English. [u][b][anchor=Reli]Religion[/anchor][/b][/u] South Olpen, while again having no state religion, is a majority Christian nation. 46.3% of people who have an affiliated religion are Christian denominations or 276,722,136 Olpenese Christians. The next highest religious group is Judaism with 33.8% of religious people in South Olpen being Jewish. Islam is the next largest religion at 13.8 percent of the populace who practice faith being Muslim. The remaining 10.1% are other religions such as native faiths and eastern faiths. [u][b][anchor=Race]Race[/anchor][/b][/u] South Olpen has a multitude of ethnic and racial groups. The two main groups in the country are Europeans and Latinos. Most Latinos have immigrated from Brazil and the rest of South America and most Europeans are the descendants of colonists who originally "settled" the nation. There are though a number of other ethnic groups who in total make 32.8% of the population. The larger of these groups are Africa-Olpenese, Asians, and natives. [u][b][anchor=City]Largest Cities[/anchor][/b][/u] [table][tr][td]Rank[/td][td]City[/td][td]Metro area population[/td][td]State[/td][/tr] [tr][td]1[/td][td]Scezonia[/td][td]195,438,000[/td][td]Greater Scezonia[/td][/tr] [tr][td]2[/td][td]Scuziland[/td][td]146,519,000[/td][td]Great State of Helson[/td][/tr] [tr][td]3[/td][td]Constitution City[/td][td]122,567,000[/td][td]Constitution City District[/td][/tr] [tr][td]4[/td][td]Yetina Island[/td][td]98,430,000[/td][td]Commonwealth of Yetina[/td][/tr] [tr][td]5[/td][td]Fredusia[/td][td]97,321,000[/td][td]Black Eagle State[/td][/tr] [tr][td]6[/td][td]New Cezon[/td][td]82,965,000[/td][td]Cezon State[/td][/tr] [tr][td]7[/td][td]Tenyani[/td][td]63,907,000[/td][td]Tenyani Island District[/td][/tr] [tr][td]8[/td][td]New Feildland[/td][td]41,681,000[/td][td]New Feildland Government District[/td][/tr] [tr][td]9[/td][td]Paradise[/td][td]32,765,000[/td][td]Paradise Falls[/td][/tr] [tr][td]10[/td][td]New Stockholm[/td][td]16,964,000[/td][td]Kullen State[/td][/tr][/table] [b][u][size=150][anchor=Govt]Government[/anchor][/b][/u][/size] The government of South Olpen is a democratic, communistic, semi parliamentary, republic. The nation hold elections every 5 years for the highest office in government, the Chamber Ministership. There is also a Senate that makes decisions on foreign policy and laws. Technically, there is also a second house of congress called the Executive Chamber. The chamber is appointed by the MoC unilaterally. Because of the undemocratic way that the EC is picked, despite having almost absolute power on paper, the chamber is really just a rubber stamp. The leading political party, as well as the one that has power over all three branches, is the Liberal Communist Party. [b][u][anchor=FRM]Foreign Relations and Military[/anchor][/b][/u] South Olpen is the embodiment of soda softly and carry a big stick. While the nation prefers that it can simply use threats to accomplish what it achieves, when it can not, it will not hold back. The does though have allies such as [nation]Meretica[/nation] and [nation]The King Isle[/nation]. Some other allies include [nation]Greatest States of America[/nation], [nation]Southeast Marajarbia[/nation]. The nation prides itself on supporting democracies only in war. The nation is rather interventionist in foreign policy. While South Olpen is not very militaristic in any sense of the word, its military is quite competent. The nation has about 6-7 million soldiers as well as variety of advanced rockets, aircraft, vessels, and other assorted offensive and defensive equipment. The army is split into 5 branches being the, army, navy, air force, special forces, and the strategic rocket command. The nation also has a variety of different military alliances and a good portion of the world is mandated to help South Olpen militarily and vice versa. [b][u][size=150][anchor=Econ]Economy[/anchor][/b][/u][/size] [floatright][box] [center][b][u]Economic Indicators[/b][/u][/center] [b]World Census Economic Score:[/b] [b]Currency: [/b]Olpenese Buck [b]Fiscal Year: [/b]2042 ¾ [hr] [b]GDP (nominal): [/b]32.978 Trillion [b]GDP (nominal) per capita:[/b] 41,604 [b]Labor Force:[/b] 514,205,000 [b]Unemployment:[/b] 3.1% [/floatright][/box] South Olpen has a strong economy [size=150][b][u][anchor=Cult]Culture[/anchor][/size][/b][/u] DESCRIBE CULTURE [size=150][b][u][anchor=Infra]Infrastructure[/anchor][/size][/b][/u] DESCRIBE INFRASTRUCTURE [b][u][anchor=Energy]Energy[/anchor][/b][/u] DESCRIBE ENERGY Template by [nation=Ponderosa] Template may be found [url=http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=256878]here[/url].