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|The Western Isles of Naybra
|Motto: "Moving on Up"|
|Anthem: "Rising Legend"|
Official Topographical Map of the Western Isles of Naybra
|Official languages||None officially|
|Recognised national languages||English[a] and Naybrian|
|Government||Unitary presidential Constitutional Republic|
|-||Vice President||Brad Carry|
|-||Chief Justice||Adam Hennaed|
|-||Upper house||Council of Provinces|
|-||Lower house||Chamber of Representatives|
|-||Independence from NATION||Date|
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|GDP (PPP)||2017 estimate|
|-||Per capita||NS$75.1 thousand|
|Date format||mm - dd - yyyy|
|Drives on the||right|
|b.||The percentage of water estimate is debated among officials as being either too low or too high. The last estimate was calculated 2 years ago by the Ministry of the Environment. Due to a heavy rain season in the past year and new cartography mapping, the new estimate is believed to be higher.|
|c.||Population estimate was updated 6/01/17 from Panessos Community.|
|d.||All GDP figures were taken 6/01/17 from Panessos Community.|
The Western Isles of Naybra, more commonly referred to as Naybra, the Western Isles, or simply the Isles is a representative democratic republic divided into eight provincial regions, each a major island, and one administrative territory. Naybra is in close proximity to the northern tip of Libraria and Ausitoria in the south, Heilanor to the north and resides just southwest of the continent of Euryphaessa. The geography and climate of Naybra is mainly tropical, consisting of three different biomes: tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest, and tropical savanna. The nation's warm and moist climate provide ideal conditions for tourism, the second-largest source of income for the Western Isles.
Naybra was inhabited in its prehistory by eight major tribes, which flourished independent from the outside world prior to their discovery. These eight tribes had separated themselves among the islands based culture and traditions, but they all worshiped similar gods and spoke slightly different dialects of the same language, which came to be known as the Naybrian language. In DATE, Lucile Auffenberg, an explorer of the Artisian Empire, discovered the Isles after a miscalculation in the vessels' course. Realizing that they had run-aground on new land, Lucile Auffenberg notified the Artisian Empire, and began to survey the new land. After receiving the message, a colonial force was sent to colonize the Isles three months later. The later part of the 15th century was taken to fully map and record Naybra and its inhabitants. The Western Isles of Naybra became an official colony of the Artisian Empire on DATE.
When the Artisian Empire collapsed in DATE to the rise of the Gillenor Empire, Naybra was absorbed and became a part of this newly predominant power. As the Gillenor Empire continued to grow, Naybra benefited greatly from its culture and protection. With new ideas, concepts, and technology being introduced by the influx of colonists, Naybra's standards of living were vastly improved. This period, known as the Naybran Renaissance continued after the Gillenor Empire's passing of the Colonial Departments Act of 1768. Through the decades, Naybra served as one of Empire's largest agriculture producers, much thanks to the vast abundance of natural materials and its diverse local wildlife. Naybra continued to supply the Gillenor Empire with many exotic goods and products, leading to the increase of in the colony's importance.
Naybra is a developed country and is Hemithea's sixth-largest in terms of GDP, with an estimated in 2014 of $194.74 trillion – __% of the regional nominal GDP and __% at purchasing-power parity. The per capita GDP of Naybra is the region's fourth largest in 2014, estimated at around $74.93 thousand. The economy is fueled by an abundance of natural resources, a partially regulated economy, and an unemployment rate of 3.49%; and while its economy is considered industrial, Naybra continues to be one of the region's largest manufacturers.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Provinces
- 6 Politics
- 7 Economy
- 8 Infrastructure
- 9 Culture
Rule under the Artistian empire
Rule under the Gillenorian empire
The Lowlandian Revolution
On October 8, 1806, the The Lowlandian Revolution began with the assassination of Willem II of Orange-Galice. In response, the Gillenor Empire mobilized the Naybran Colonial Army, administered by HM Colonial Office, to reinforce the local NL Colonial Army and protect the Empire's assets in the area. This war introduced Naybra to an industrial revolution, switching from harvesting foods and materials to manufacturing war machines. The Naybran Colonial Army faced many hardships during the war, including guerrilla-style attacks by rebel forces and the failed invasion of Batavia which lasted from late 1814 to early 1815. In January of 1815, delegates from the Gillenor Empire and the New Lowlands met in the capital of the New Lowlands, to negotiate a peace treaty. On January 30, 1816, TREATY NAME was signed by both delegations, essentially ending the conflict. Though they had suffered defeat, the Gillenor Empire rewarded Naybra for its patriotism and sacrifice for the Crown.
Birth of the country
Naybran Bush War
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Naybra consist of total of fifteen islands, ranging in shape and size. These islands branch off from the souteast of Heilanor in a " ( " appearance. As an island nation, Naybra shares no land borders with any other Hemithean nation and is bordered on the west coast by the unnamed sea, while the vast Zamathian Sea separates the east coast of Naybra from the continent of Euryphaessa. The land area of Naybra is approximately 4.3 million square kilometers, making it the ___ largest nation in Hemithea.
Despite the ecological diversity of the Isles, Naybra can be categorized into three main natural regions: the Southern region, the Central cluster, and the Northern zone.
- The Southern region includes the two major Isles of Grenoble and Eurborne. Both areas are known for their abundance of natural resources and inhabiting organisms. On the Isle of Grenoble, the Johnson River and the Finney River split Grenoble into two halves. Both rivers originate from the Dormill Range, which resides on the south coast; the most southern point of Naybra. Both Mount Ripley (5621 m) and Mount Vulcan (6278 m) make up a portion of the Dormill. The Isle of Eurborne is divided by four major rivers, the Hollow River, the Bavarian River, the Kettle River, and the Concull River. Again, all streams originate from the mountains, this time from the Brookmere Range. The largest mountain of the Western Isles, Mount Rickana (6432 m), resides on Eurborne's east coast. Mount Rickana is ranked the ___ largest in all of Hemithea.
- The Central cluster includes three major islands of Naybra and the national capitol. The largest of these islands is the Isle of Amiens. Amiens is mainly characterized by Mount Pineborrow, centered directly in the middle of the island. Another geographic feature, Trader Ridge, defines the southern coast. The Roslyn River, in the east, is fed from the mountains, while the Polk River, on the west face, originates solely from Mount Pineborrow. Off the coast of the "fin" of the island rests the capitol of Naybra: Naybra City. The Capitol is a relativity flat area. To the south of Amiens resides the Isle of Hunlance, a small island with only one major geographic feature, the Bay of Moleman. The furthest island south in the Central cluster is the Isle of Barat. Barat has only mountain, Mount Talik, resting on the east coast. Fell's Lake, the second largest lake of the Western Isles, resides at the bottom of this mountain, fed by the Varaby River.
- The Northern zone encompasses a total of three major islands and three minor islands. The furthest north is the Isle of Pilo. Pilo has only a single mountain, Mount Frye. The Isle of Joigny is just to Pilo's south and includes all three minor islands. Along the spine of Joigny is the Blackmill Range. Dead Man's Mountain (6168 m) is the tallest point of the Northern zone. The Wahoo River flows downstream from the peak of Dead Man's Mountain to Millam Lake, the largest collection of water in Naybra. Near the "tail" of Joigny resides the Isle of Sacre Couer, where the elevation does not exceed 3,000 meters.
There are 54 national parks and hundreds of other federally managed parks, forests, and wilderness areas in Naybra. Altogether, the government owns 37.4% of the country's land area; 2.17% of that is used for military purposes. One island off the coast of Joigny is almost completely dedicated to military establishments. It includes naval bases, army training camps and military surplus storage.
There is great variety in the climate, largely determined by altitude. Naybra consists of three different biomes: the tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest and tropical savanna. It is humid and moist year-round in the subtropical climate and rainforest areas. The coastal areas mainly have a tropical climate with a long rainy season. The climate in the north is hot and relatively dry. Because of its location near the equator, Naybra experiences little variation in daylight hours during the course of a year.
Naybra is one of the megadiverse countries in biodiversity, ranking first in bird species. As for plants, the country has between 50,000 and 55,000 plant species, equivalent to 15 or 25% of total regional species; this is even more remarkable given that Naybra is considered a country of intermediate size. Naybra has the most endemic species of butterflies, ranked first in terms of orchid species and has approximately 9,000 species of beetles. Naybra is second in number of amphibian species and is also the second most diverse country in reptiles and palms. There are about 3,200 species of mollusks, and according to estimates there are about 400,000 species of invertebrates in the country.
Naybra is known throughout the region as one of the purest places in the region. Major environmental issues focus more on the debates of fossil-fuel, hydro-power, and nuclear energy, logging and deforestation, maintenance of national parks and conservation areas and dealings with air and water pollution. Many regional and governmental agencies are involved, in particular the International Commonwealth Agency via the Naybran Ecological Mechanism, known by its formal abbreviation MONCEI. The most prominent national agency is the Wilderness and Wildlife Preservation Agency (WWPA), an agency under the Ministry of the Environment. Numerous laws concerning the protection of the Naybran environment, including the Rainforest Protection Act and the Preservation of Endangered Species Act have also been passed by the Parliament of Naybra in efforts to maintain the landscape's natural beauty, with the focus currently shifting from preservation to regulation, including new laws on carbon-dioxide emissions, waste disposal, and noise pollution.
Naybra is divided into eight provinces and one administrative territory, which are numbered mainly geographically with the numbers rising in value the further north it is located. These numbers are used for functions such as postal codes and vehicle number plates. The provincial regions are further subdivided into local cities, townships, and municipals.
|District number||Provinces||Major cities||Capital|
|01||Isle of Grenoble||Bronzewood Port, Mactown, New Finney||Wagonwater|
|02||Isle of Eurborne||Easthaven, Jewel City, Laketown, Lily Port, Monkey City, Sandcuca||Cass|
|03||Isle of Barat||Ottian, Shire, Wilton||Burman|
|04||Isle of Hunlance||Gerbus|
|05||Isle of Sacre Couer||McComb|
|06||Isle of Amiens||Bringo||New Bosbury|
|07||Isle of Joigny||Axebridge, Dardenne Prairie, North Hollow, Robert Town, Parawa||Asherton|
|08||Isle of Pilo||Valwick|
|District number||Administrative territory|
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Naybra has been a parliamentary representative democratic republic since DATE, when the colonial administration of NATION was defeated and expelled following the Naybran Bush War. The political system that followed was a result of the new-found independence, under a written Constitution. The accompanying Rights and Freedoms of Human and Citizen, largely inspired from the governing orders of the former colonial administration, formed the backbone of what the national government is meant to uphold. Both documents were the resulting work of a Constitutional Committee formed mostly by representatives of anti-monarchy groups and human rights organizations that contributed to the defeat of the NATION Monarchy and loyalist forces. The national government has a three-tiered government, where the executive, legislature, and judiciary are all subject to the supremacy of the Constitution, and the superior courts have the power to strike down executive actions and acts of the Parliament of Naybra if they are unconstitutional. However, unlike most parliamentary republics, the President of Naybra, currently Ron Harrison, is both Naybra's head of state and head of government.
- Main article: Government of Naybra
The Chamber of Representatives, the lower house of Parliament, consists of 500 members and is elected every five years through a system of proportional representation. The Council of Provinces, the upper house, is composed of 30 seats plus a maximum of 5 senators for life, with three seats allotted to each of the eight provincial legislatures, who determine the filling through their provincial procedures, three seats reserved for representing Naybran citizens living abroad, and three seats appointed by the President to select educational and economic organizations and business corporations. The parliament meets for two split four-month periods in the capital, Naybra City, to discuss the legislative matters of the nation. Parliament may be called into special session by the President of Naybra.
After each parliamentary election, the Chamber of Representatives elects one of its members as President; hence the President serves a term of office the same as that of the Chamber, normally five years. The President is limited to two terms in office. The President appoints a Deputy President and Ministers, who form the Cabinet of Ministers which consists of all the executive Ministries. In Cabinet matters, all decisions are decided by vote, and all votes are equal. The President and the Cabinet may be removed by the Chamber of Representatives by a motion of no confidence.
The Constitution of Naybra is the supreme rule of law in the country. The independent Judiciary interprets the law of Naybra, using as the basis of its interpretation the laws enacted by the Naybran Parliament as well as explanatory statements made in the legislature during the enactment. The constitution's bill of rights provides for due process including the right to a fair, public trial within a reasonable time of being charged and the right to appeal to a higher court. To achieve this, there are four major tiers of courts: the District courts, the Provincial court, Supreme Court, and the Constitutional Court. In addition provision is made in the constitution for other courts established by or recognized in terms of an Act of Parliament.
The direction, policies, and composition of the Cabinet and Parliament are defined by the governing coalition, one of either two politically opposed groupings: one left-wing, centered around the Party of the Democratic Left (PDL), and the other right-wing, centered around the National Conservative Party (NCP). Since the recent elections, both Parliament and the Cabinet is currently composed mostly of the National Conservative Party (NCP).
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- Main article: Foreign relations of Naybra
- Main article: Naybran Defense Force
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The Constitution of Naybra grants the role of Commander-in-Chief to the president. Day-to-day force operations are under the command of the __, while broader administration and the formulation of defense policy is undertaken by the Minister of Defense through the Ministry of Defense. Naybra's armed forces—the Naybran Defense Force (NSDF)—comprises a total of three service branches. These three combat branches are the Navy and Marines (forming the Naval Service, the Army, and the Air Force respectfully specializing in naval and amphibious, land, and air terrain. The service branches are supplemented by various components and agencies, including the Joint Operations Command, which coordinates joint-service operations, training, and ensures logistical lines are kept flowing smoothly, and the Naybran Security Intelligence Service (NSIS), which supplies the federal government with intelligence.
Naybra's national defense needs are modest, due to the unlikelihood of direct attack. The Naybran Defense Force is small, but effective, able to deter and defeat most threats, foreign and domestic. Service in the military is completely voluntary, though there may be conscription during times of war. Naybra has long rejected the notion of supplementing its personal numbers through peacetime conscription, and as a result, never has had a large standing-military. Through combat branches, Naybra reaches an active-duty force of 617,000 strong, numbering around 890,000 when including reserves, excluding civilians and contractors. The military has a budget exceeding 500 billion conculls.
Organization of command and deployment in the Naybran Defense Force is the key to its function. As such, a simplified command hierarchy has been adapted for each branch, which are deployed through mid-sized combat groups. Focus is placed on high-standard equipment and quality training. These two field set Naybra apart from most armed forces in the sense that preparation and intelligence come before engagement. When engagement is necessary, the Ministry of Defense has set forth a strict conduct on Rules of Engagement to promote Naybra’s Fourteen Fundamental Rights and Freedoms during times of war. As such, Naybra has gained a reputation as ineffective during high-risk, covert operation, but are notable for their diplomatic resolutions and treatment of war POWs.
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