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|The Just Monocratic Commonwealth of Consigahria|
|Motto: "Os Iusti Meditabitur Sapientiam" (Latin)
"The Mouth of Justice Meditates Wisdom"
|Anthem: Lilium (Latin)
|Capital||Vermillion, Capital Terr.|
|Largest city||Tanahog, Vermillion Terr.|
|Official languages||English, Hebrew|
|Recognised national languages||English, Hebrew, Japanese, Consigahrian Sign Language|
|Ethnic groups||40.8% Native Consigahrian
2.2% 10000 Islander, 24.04% Brasilistani
|Government||democratic constitutional and parliamentary autocracy|
|-||Prime Minister||Prime Minister Chrysanthos M. Davis XV|
|Legislature||The First Legislature of Consigahria|
|-||Lower house||Representative Assembly|
|Founded The Vermillion Treaty|
|-||Federation of Consigahria||November 06, 1790 - June 20, 1792|
|-||Monocratification of Consigahria||September 11, 1808|
|-||Secession of West Consigahria||October 21, 2007|
|-||Consigahrian-Gerenstran Civil War||December 12th, 2008 - May 27th, 2011|
|-||Population Day||December 03, 2012|
|-||Consigahrian-Brasilistani War||April 01, 2135 - February 01, 2136|
|-||The Great 2135 Recession||September 22, 2135 - December 6, 2135|
|-||Acquisition of Brasilistan||February 01, 2136|
|-||2136 Earthquake||June 23, 2136|
|-||2214 estimate||27,159,098,333 (27.159 billion) ▲ (1st)|
|GDP (PPP)||2216 estimate|
|-||Total||R$9.221 quadrillion (NS$ 18.039 quadrillion) ▲|
|-||Per capita||R$44,173.85 (NS$86,417.30) ▲|
|HDI (2216)|| 0.9855
very high · 2,718
|Time zone||West Consigahrian Time Zone (WCTZ) (-1), Central Consigahrian Time Zone (CCTZ) (0), Eastern Consigahrian Time Zone (ECTZ) (+1) (UTC-1 to +1)|
|-||Summer (DST)||CDST (UTC-1 to +1)|
|Drives on the||right|
|Calling code||+1 51|
|1.||This information is subject to change.|
|2.||The current year in Consigahria is 2216.|
|3.||This article contains borrowed images of cityscapes and religious symbols.|
|4.||Average income tax rate: 3.51% (▼)
Property tax rate: 0.05% (▼)
Sales tax rate: 0.7% (▼)
Unemployment rate: 4.56% (▼)
Corporate tax rate: 1.5%
Exchange rate: 1 R$ = NS$ 1.9563 (▲)
Please read the footnotes found in this article's infobox.
The Just Monocratic Commonwealth of Consigahria and the Vermillion Plantations (also commonly known as the Just Monocracy of the Consigahrian Commonwealth; also known by its simple name, Consigahria; and known colloquially as the Aria) is a world benchmark for its huge land area, its massive population, its internment camps turned monk-filled monasteries, its pristine black-sand beaches lined with vacation homes, and expansive range of environments, as well as its citizens' overt sexuality, civil versatility, and lush native cuisine. Ruled by Prime Minister Moshe Gildas Chrysanthos Davis XVII with an even hand, the Jewish nation has been ruled by the Davis Royal Family since its federation.
A gargantuan democratic constitutional and parliamentary autocracy, Consigahria is renowned in its region for its compulsory youth fighting academies, compulsory five-year military service, national health service, and its national police agency, Consigahria is the second biggest trade leader behind Pixelpark, and largest contributor to the gross regional domestic product. Consigahria is most notable for its ubiquitous missile silos which easily blend in to the cities which surround them, and for its laws allowing public nudity but not public indecency.
Consigahria is a strikingly beautiful nation of clear skies and pristine beaches which gives one an overwhelming sense of healthiness due to the fairly heavy governmental contributions to the Environment. While Consigahria has not neglected its Defence budget completely, the army is frequently spotted picking up trash along the highways as school children are shuttled around in re-purposed personnel carriers. The Art of the Trade is a revered tome in Consigahria, where anyone and everyone from the government to the man on the street has something to buy, sell or trade in this nation dedicated to Commerce. Planes, Trains and Automobiles dominate Consigahria's well-funded Public Transportation system touted by many as some of the most reliable around.
Its crowded, primarily isolationist population of 27.159 billion people are fiercely patriotic and enjoy some social equality; they have some civil rights, but not too many, and enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like (to a point). The blunt, compassionate, hard-working people are ruled by a sleek, efficient government which has taken steps to eradicate its corporate thumbnail, while companies flee the nation rather than pay their fair share of taxes. While living a healthy lifestyle is somewhat of a priority in Consigahria, it is not the only game in this nation where HealthCare receives only cursory funding.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and the Environment. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vermillion. Consigahria's national animal is the raven, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Judaism, and its currency is the ruice.
Being home to over 2% of the regional population, Consigahria is the most populous nation in Spiritus, ranking among the top 1% of nations in the world for largest populations.
April 2216: An opal a day keeps the negative thoughts at bay, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard, and kids' party bags often contain candy and e-cigarettes.
June 2212: Tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of historical leaders at Mount Rushless, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, and signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars.
July 2211: Citizens must pay to enjoy Consigahria's pristine beaches, stale 'yo mamma' insults have been replaced by 'your maternal DNA' insults, retirement apartments house giggling grannies who delightedly watch blank TVs all day long, and the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
January 2200: Prime Minister Crysanthos Davis XV gave the Royal Crown to his nephew, Crysanthos Davis XVI on the date of January 1st.
May 2136: Following a series of earthquakes, three tsunamis, and a large-scale oil spill along the southeastern coastline, almost all of Consigahria's water was piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, and eminent domain was abolished. It was illegal for police officers to carry out impromptu searches due to strict privacy laws, tourists were forbidden to enter Native Consigahrian lands, and belligerent citizens shot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'. Punitive tariffs were implemented to protect local industry, as the number of students attending university reached a record high.
February 2135: The newly introduced Consigahria Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually, while those near the tracks complain about the noise. The government is rumored to hire body doubles whose full-time jobs are to cry at public events; Denali eagles with strange deformities like three eyes and tentacles have been seen prancing through the countryside where industrial waste is dumped; surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods; and several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation following the decriminalization of animal experimentation.
Public nudity is sometimes compulsory when the climate shifts in order to allow it; circumcision is frowned upon and outlawed; nontraditional matryoshka dolls are frowned upon; artists are the pillars of society; oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds; raven hunting as a sport has been outlawed; and UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. All-natural foods are a major fad; and all beauty contests have been banned. Reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors; the state pays for care of easily preventable illnesses; voting has become a way of life; Vermillion City is a police state during international war; and new parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list. Most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists; recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable; and college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, while candy-slinging children as young as 8 years old can be found smoking tobacco and cannabis cigarettes in public in the ghettos of large cities.
When martial law was in effect from March 2136 to April 2200, due to recent legislation in Consigahria, there was over 48,000 military-related deaths, over R$17 million in property damage, and more than 7,000 arrests. As per regional law, CS and riot police patrolled all major streets by foot and all minor streets by helicopter; the number of thefts, murders, and arrests for public indecency skyrocketed; and due to cemetery overpopulation, cremation for the recently deceased became legally compulsory.
The government has instituted 'traveler reservations' across the country; and the government has restricted access to large areas of the nation, mostly forest. New safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Consigahria to be bombproof; industries seem to be given tax breaks seemingly for no reason; the state pays for care of easily preventable illnesses; and while the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, automobile manufacturing and other industries have seized the fleeting opportunity to take the national spotlight.
Road rage is rarer but more terminal now that many people drive fully-operational battle tanks to work, the populace has developed a mortal fear of the woods, elected officials often serve for decades in a single term, and the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
Consigahria is placed on the northwestern coast of Spiritus' largest island (Consigahria considers this island Spiritus' mainland), facing the Vermillion Sea and more westwardly the North Pacific Ocean. To its eastern border is the Federation of Wuufu. Across the ten-mile-wide Voya Straight to the south is the Dictatorship of Skanes.
Consigahria's mainland is divided into nine provinces called territories which the government delineates by mostly straight borders. They are named as follows from east to west, from north to south: Buyou Island Territory; Haruji Island Territory; Vermillion Territory; Capitol Territory; Soho Territory; Pincock Territory; Koyoumaru Territory; Voya Territory; and Brasili Territory.
It's satellite colonies exempt, Consigahria's mainland is about 6,200 miles from east coast to west, and about 3,500 miles from north to south, comprising 29% of the nation's entire landmass. The easternmost point on Buyou Island, Buyou Island Territory, is temperate forest, and Providence and Kaede Islands in the same territory are renowned paradises. Further west lies the basic outline of the mainland, which, save for its connection to Wuufu and the northern peninsula of Koyoumaru Terr., is crowded beach; and as you travel further inland into Vermillion Territory, the landscape becomes sandier and sandier and the population sparser and sparser, but as it becomes less and less humid, the sand dissipates into rural hills and valleys of temperate chaparral and colder-atmospheric swamps and forests. Even further inland is the chilly Central Consigahrian Mountain Range, a large part of Denali National Park. Devoid of permanent human residence, Denali National Park is comprised of flowery meadows, forests, and snowy hills and glaciated mountains, as well as small, sparse villages. Further east in and past Soho Territory are snow-capped peaks and hilly, mountainous landscapes, valleys, and plains which contain more concentrated populations. The tallest mountain is 30,560-foot-fall Mt. Perseverence in south central Pincock Territory's expanse of its Denali National Forest, a dormant stratovolcano which hasn't erupted since 1634.
Vermillion (east) and Haruji Island (west) Territories are separated by the Seppuku River, which spans for only five or so miles (eleven at its highest on record), met at either end with the North Pacific Ocean. Vermillion (west) and Soho Territories (east) are separated by a 130-meter riverbed that is the Penchariot River, which spans 120 miles short of the entire height of the nation, met at the southern border with the North Pacific Ocean. Domestically, the word "river" is removed from these rivers' titles, because they are so notorious for rising during flood seasons in excess of forty meters, physically dividing the nation. The Seppuku has faded entirely several times in the nation's history, documented in ancient Consigahrian folklore, but this occurs sporadically and only during dry seasons, so it's awkwardly common for a citizen who doesn't live in proximity to it to live his entire life without ever seeing it as it flows.
The southernmost peninsula of Vermillion Terr. is Capitol Territory, which is entirely comprised of Vermillion City's numerous and diverse suburbs. Capitol Territory was the last territory to gain some political independence despite Vermillion City having been anchored there since the nation's antiquity--Vermillion City's downtown area, modern day towns of Coaxie and Phados, were the first towns to disambiguate themselves from the rest of Vermillion City by refuting the compulsory nudity law in 1918, a story yet to be told. When Vermillion City was consolidated as a metropolitan area and partitioned into towns in 1922, the towns lost most of their political independence yet were allowed to remain clothed, because clothing proved to be a (somewhat) profitable industry.
With a population of over 1 billion, a Consigahrian colony has founded its own nation within the confines of the islands seized by the Consigahrian federal government from Brasilistan during the war. However, as they are their own nation, while each citizen is automatically granted status as a Consigahrian citizen, they are not counted in the national population but are instead recognized as an autonomous, independent nation. However, the islands claimed by Consigahrian Brasilistan are possessions of the homeland contractually for political and military reasons.
With a population of 75 million, a Consigahrian colony has imperialistically founded its own nation about 270 miles east-northeast of the nation under treaties with the indigenous populations there. The island nation the Chrysanthos Islands was founded in June, 2196. The Chrysanthos Islands are a crescent shaped volcanic island chain. The total land area of the new Consigahrian territory is 20,610,614 square miles.
Consigahria's Brasilistani colony is divided into several provinces based on its seven major cities: Kratos Territory, Persephone Territory, Burokhest Territory, Murdoch Territory, Centralia Territory, Demetrius Territory, and Phados Territory.
Consigahria's imperial colony is also divided into several provinces: Thanos Island Territory, the largest territory in the colony; Crete Territory; Troy Islands Territory; Milo Island Territory; Persephone Island Territory; Garland Keys Territory; and 28 more.
In order from largest to smallest, major public areas are Tanahog (Vermillion Terr.), Koto (Pincock Terr.), Vermillion City (Capitol Terr.), Enryuu (Voya Terr.), Dockmackie (Pincock Terr.), and Konomahamaru (Koyoumaru Terr.). Consigahria's smallest populated area is Parich Island (pop. 1 person) off the east coast of Voya Territory.
Consigahria has 42 populated islands near its mainland. Following its 2136 acquisition of the island nation Brasilistan, the nation added to its total 1,241 islands. Consigahria as a whole has 3,283 islands.
Consigahria's mainland as a whole is 2,875,000 square miles in area. Including its islands, but not including its colonies or their satellite islands, Consigahria has a total landmass of 8,806,709 square miles. In total, Consigahria, its islands, its colonies, and protectorates comprise a land mass of 23,485,614 square miles.
Consigahria's most populous cities have, on average, 3,083.90 citizens per square mile.
The frighteningly efficient powerhouse Consigahrian economy, worth over an unmatched 9,205 trillion ruices a year, is driven mostly by government activity. The extremely specialized industrial sector is mostly comprised of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Manufacturing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports.
In January, 2137, the Consigahrian economy generated 78.07% of the entire gross regional domestic product, ranking among the top 0.5% of the world for economies and top 3% of the world for economic output.
As of February, 2200, documented average income was an amazing R$273,247 (ruices), and the gross domestic product was over R$617 quadrillion (NS$5.669 quadrillion), over half of the RGDP; but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,205,289 per year while the poor average 38,819, a ratio of 31.0 to 1. The economy hadn't been this strong in over five decades.
As of April, 2200, average income is an amazing R$270,421, with an enormous disparity between incomes. The richest 10% of citizens earn R$1,664,833 per year while the poor average R$19,134, a ratio of 87.0 to 1. The gross domestic product is R$1.021 quadrillion, over 39% of the RGDP.
As of September, 2210, average income is 301,909 ruices, but there was an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,825,099 per year while the poor average 22,363, a ratio of 81.6 to 1.
As of April, 2216, average income is an amazing 338,933 ruices, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,053,973 per year while the poor average 4,635, a ratio of 658 to 1.
The history of Consigahria is a 436-year-old story of war, natural disaster, terrorism, and how a collective intelligence triumphed over its worst adversaries. It goes through 16 Prime Ministers, a series of wars, two earthquakes and a tsunami, and deforestation of a second-generation forest.
Consigahria was confederated on the date of November 6th, 1780, by Cornelius Davis I and his crew. It began as a dictatorship, and slowly morphed into the parliamentary democracy we see today. Three eras brought forth the weapons and tools of the nation's intelligentsia through no less than hard work and determination through failure.
1808 brought the Era of Democratization, in which Davis II confessed to the murder of his father, and promised to bring peaceful reign to the sprawling nation.
2007 brought the Feudal Era, in which Consigahria's western territories completely seceded from the nation, and then the two temporarily conjoined to do glorious battle. In 2014, West Consigahria fell to its knees.
2135 brought the Consigahrian-Brasilistani War. Brasilistan was decimated, and partitioned out to nations around the world. Consigahria, of course, got the largest slice of the proverbial pie.
And finally, 2148 brought about the Era of the Oligarchy, where everyone is experiencing the benefits from its economic boom. In February, 2148, a controversial succession to the throne took place as Prime Minister Davis XI's eldest daughter filled his shoes as the first female Prime Minister in the nation's history. Then, a series of riots boiled over and became a two-year civil war, which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, and billions upon billions of ruices. Later, in 2191, 64-year-old Prime Minister Davis XIV made history when she passed away to cancer. Her son, named after her, inherited her crown. Four summers later, he would have restored economic integrity to the nation, as well as peace.
2196 brought the War of the Chrysanthos Islands, a piece of territory newly acquired on the date of June 22.
Consigahrian people, also known as Native Consigahrians, are a very musical, loving, friendly, open, charitable, accepting Jewish people whose generations have resided in Consigahria since before its federation. The majority of Consigahrians are tan- or dark-skinned, while less than half are of Caucasian ancestry. Racism exists between the non-mixed Caucausian and Black communities, and less between the Black and Latino communities. People who are frugal are seen as corrupt and are generally put down in the media, although these are the country's most renowned civilians and business owners.
Consigahria is operated entirely by its government, called the First Legislature of Consigahria, or simply the First Legislature. The First Legislature has the power to create and enforce laws, but does not have the power to reverse a Prime Minister's veto or any past veto.
The First Legislature is divided into two groups which serve two different purposes. One half, the Parliament, comprised of officials elected by the nation's voting population, controls lawmaking processes by determining constitutionality of individual justice's legal decisions. In other words, the entire Parliament can veto one justice's ruling unanimously, but they cannot override a ruling from the Prime Minister. The other half, the Representative Assembly (often abbreviated as RA), creates laws as necessary by individual trials, and each ruling is preserved until later challenged and reversed, or until stricken out by a Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister has the power to create, destroy, and enforce laws; create, limit and destroy organizations of all kinds; and to regulate the Parliament and RA. The Parliament, a group of ten hand-chosen individuals elected from the territories, also has the power to create laws; but the Representative Assembly, a group of 150 individuals hand-selected by the Prime Minister and by Prime Ministers past, are responsible for amending laws which require amendment by unanimous vote. The Prime Minister does not have the right to directly influence tax rates or percentages as it pertains to the national monetary systems. The Prime Minister has the right to declare war and civil war, and also has the right to execute anybody in his jurisdiction without trial or reason, though the Parliament decided in 1901 that the Prime Minister must indicate a "proper reason ... before the execution takes place, or he may be impeached and replaced."
A decision made by Parliament and/or RA can be overturned with a majority vote by the voting population in a referendum.
The monetary system is highly monitored. There is an undisclosed but specific amount of bills and coins that are supposed to be in circulation around Consigahria and in foreign trade. If at any point there's an inconsistency, it's recorded and tracked by a government agency and resolved legally. The stock market and value of the ruice is monitored daily by the National Financial Association, a corporation directly underneath the nation's Minister of Finance.
For the first time in the nation's history, Consigahria was in proverbial lockdown; martial law was in effect from February, 2136, to September, 2211.
Martial law in Consigahria is a period of great conflict within the nation's borders, such as riotous frenzy and civil war. When martial law is in effect, all Territories lose their jurisdictions, or in other words, state law becomes null and void while federal law remains in effect. Some laws, such as police forces and federal agencies require search warrants to enter private property, are temporarily abolished.
When martial law is in effect, the Operatives' Division and Corporal Service patrol city streets by horseback and car, while municipal, state and federal police monitor goings-on by helicopter. Even during martial law, however, for the government to spy on civilians without proper cause is unlawful. During this time, pulling a firearm in public will likely get you shot by patrolmen before the weapon is even ready to fire. Theft, even minor theft, becomes a crime potentially punishable by death.
Citizens are allowed to leave their private property onto government- or state-claimed property to go to the store for necessities, such as means of sustenance and protection; to drive students to school; or to go to a workplace in which that person is employed. All buildings funded by the government, such as factories, most schoolhouses, prisons, and legislative institutions, are being monitored and patrolled by police and Corporal Service by foot and sky, and have orders to make sure all people are abiding by the law for security purposes. The law is said to start at home: the parents make sure their children stay at home unless going to and from school, and while they're at school, the teachers and administrators are responsible for keeping the children where they're supposed to be at all times. Minors (citizens aged under 21 years) are specifically not allowed to roam public property unattended by an adult, nor without the specific purpose of going somewhere. Police and CS are instructed to command halted parties to keep moving, to arrest those who don't obey repeated commands, and to shoot and kill anyone in violent opposition to the law.
To display a firearm in public, except in cases of defense of self, or in the case where a round is fired in close proximity to someone in their protection, is specifically illegal. To display a firearm in any other case is a misdemeanor; and to fire a round in any other case is a felony. The government stated very clearly in their public addresses, that it's perfectly legal to kill a burglar whom escaped the agencies patrolling the streets in defense of your property, your safety, or your family's safety; as well as to kill an armed assassin next door or across the street harming your neighbors, assuming he isn't killed by one of the agencies or the family in question first. Prime Minister Davis X said, "If you believe someone's in danger and you can prevent any further suffering, then do it. If you can't do it in one good shot, do nothing. Do not leave your property. And if the police tell you to go inside, don't be a hero, obey. If something's going on, use common sense: if the police are handling something, and you suddenly burst from your front door holding a shotgun, you're probably going to get shot. ... The bottom line is, it's not likely for a crime to occur within your household coming from the outside, and not arouse suspicion of the patrolmen; but if that does happen, you have every right to defend yourself and your family."
If a federal or state agency comes onto a citizen's property, whether public or private property, it is a highly dangerous and unlawful act for the citizen to come to the door wielding a firearm or knife. It's likewise dangerous and unlawful for a federal or state agency to enter non-federal public property or onto private property without probable cause or a warrant of some kind. Interviews no longer happen within homes because of the risk factor; they happen at the front door. If going inside is necessary, the agency in question facilitates a weapons sweep before investigations begin. It is illegal to deny entry to a state or federal agency who have either a search warrant, an arrest warrant, or probable cause; and if a life is in danger, the crime is potentially punishable by death.