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Republic of Cisamarra
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Capital Acquecalde
Largest city Rosaria, Porto Napole, Fanculevita, Tripoli, Fenicottero, Monsanto
Official language(s) Cisamarrese
Official religion(s) Nazarene
Demonym Cisamarran
 - Adjective Cisamarrese
Government Unitary dominant-party presidential republic
 - President of the Republic Gjanluigi Vinfetto
 - Legislature Congress of the Republic
Establishment 13.XIII 1700 AN
Area 61,658 km2
Population 7,868,405 (1714)
Currency Cisamarran real
Calendar Norton (AN)
Time zone(s) CMT -9
Mains electricity
Driving side Right
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Abbreviation CIS

The Republic of Cisamarra is an independent country in southern Benacia. President Gjanluigi Vinfetto proclaimed the republic on 13.XIII 1700 AN during the Sanaman Civil War. The country shares borders with Highpass, Sanama and Tellia. Stretching from Acquecalde Bay in the south to the Kortilhera Mountains in the north, Cisamarra is home to 7.5 million Cisamarrese, speaking the Cisamarrese language which is closely related to Tellian and more distantly to Istvanistani. Most of the residents are members of the Nazarene Church of Our Lady of Monsanto. While the south is largely agricultural and urban land, the center and north are mostly composed of forest-covered rolling hills.

In 1703, the then unrecognized Republic participated in the Port Esther Summit and walked away with full recognition from Sanama, Highpass, Shireroth, Hurmu, and the Benacian Union. In 1708, Cisamarra applied for membership, and was accepted as a member, in the Xäiville Convention. The reasoning behind the application was to forge closer ties with culturally similar Tellia, and to facilitate trade.

Geography

Cisamarra is wedged between the Forest of Malarbor to the east and the Ama river to the west, forming the border with Tellia. Much of the scenery in the southern parts are rolling hills with vineyards, grazing land for cattle, sweet potato fields, and farms for bananas, figs and olives. The capital Acquecalde is situated at a bay formed by the mainland and the Catambria Peninsula to the south. There are several sandy beaches along the coast, forming popular leisure destinations. The center of the province is dominated by forests, both branches of the vast Malarbor forest, but also smaller forests formed by vast banana plantations. In the north the country rises into the highlands and then the Kortilhera Mountains, where forestry and limited mining operations provide employment for the local population.

Economy

The economic life of the country is still dominated by automobile manufacturer Faca, with plants in Acquecalde and Rosaria and a vast local supplier network. The second largest employer is Chicchessia, Cisamarra's largest banana producer. In addition to this, Acquecalde has a growing entertainment industry with several casinos, the most prominent being the Casino della Baia, nationalised in 1701 following independence. Further north farming and forestry provides employment opportunities, and in the north several private companies are expanding their mining operations. A hydroelectric dam in the northern parts provide a capacity of approximately 2,200 MW.

Politics

Cisamarra is governed by the Presidente della Repubblica (President of the Republic), elected by the people for five-year terms. They are vested with the executive power and heads the Gjunta Nazjonale (National Government), and appoints its members. The 149-member Congresso della Repubblica (Congress of the Republic) is the legislative branch of the government, elected by the people for five-year terms. The country was governed by the Partito Popolare Cisamarrese since its formation in 1679 until independence in 1700. Following the first election in 1702 Forza Cisamarra took power, enjoying massive support as the political vehicle of President Gjanluigi Vinfetto. The main opposition party Partito Popolare Cisamarrese still enjoys strong, but diminishing, support. The complete dominance of the PPC during Sanaman rule has been described as a de facto one-party system, a description that the PPC strongly denies. Connections between the party and organised crime in Acquecalde are also common knowledge, even though no prosecution has been initiated.

Administrative divisions

Cisamarra is divided into ten provinces, called provincja, in turn consisting of a number of municipalities, called comune.

Province Capital Population (1703) Area (km2 Density
Napole Porto Napole 812,932 1,099 740
Porcavacca Porcavacca 579,485 2,762 210
Cajvano Cajvano 709,866 2,501 284
Acquecalde Acquecalde 1,569,411 1,528 1,027
Rosaria Città di Rosaria della Baia di Acquecalde 513,527 5,598 92
Monsanto Nostra Signora di Monsanto 726,327 11,108 65
Brescja Brescja 615,779 10,785 57
Fenicottero Fenicottero 970,177 9,265 105
Santo Cretomano Santo Cretomano 603,273 6,399 94
Ritiro Ritiro 460,008 10,612 43

Culture

The culture in Cisamarra is heavily dominated by the majority Cisamarrese population. More than 75 percent of Cisamarrans are Cisamarrese speakers and the language is heavily promoted by the nationalist government under Vinfetto. The Cisamarrese culture is strongly influenced by the Nazarene faith and is quite similar to that in Tellia on the other side of the Ama river, but with several distinguishing traits. A minority of Sanaman speakers can mainly be found along the border with Sanama, as well as on Catambria peninsula. Acquecalde has several theatres as well as the Acquecalde Opera, one of the most respected opera establishments in southern Benacia. During autumn every year the city celebrates the Passjone di Yeshua, a retelling of the suffering of Yeshua leading up to and including his execution. A large procession carrying statues and crosses led by the Flagellati, young men dressed in white beating each other with whips, begins at Acquecalde Cathedral and ends on Monte Siscino just outside the city. Further to the north in Nuovo Romero, the people celebrate the annual summer festival Festival del Vino e Canto, or Festival of Wine and Song.