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Florian Republic

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The Florian Republic
Flag of Florian Republic
Flag
Seal of Florian Republic
Seal
Motto: As long as there is heart, there will be Floria
Anthem: File:National Anthem of Floria.mp3
Location of Florian Republic
Map versions Present
Capital Northcliff
Largest city Northcliff, Dragonmoor, Stonehall, and Newmarsh.
Official language(s) Istvanistani
  • Alexandrian;
  • Florian;
Official religion(s) Widely practiced:
Demonym Florian
 - Adjective Florian
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic (planned)
 - President Morgan Sharp (UNPR)
 - Prime Minister Ivor Radovich (IDP)
 - Legislature The Florian Senate
Establishment 17th April 2017
 - Ranked NA
Area
 - Ranked
Population 73,382,008
 - Active 1 citizen
 - Ranked
Currency Florian Dollar ($)
Abbreviation FLO
Time zone(s) CMT-1
National website
National forum
National animal Bear
National food Fried chicken
Pizza
National drink Stout
National tree Oak

The Florian Republic is a country in the southern part of Apollonia. Its four provinces and two territories as well as the protectorate of Los Liberados extend from the Eastern border with neighbouring Jingdao to the border of Northern Alrig. The Florian Republic's Capital is Northcliff, and its three largest metropolitan areas include Oldhaven, Dragonmoor, Newmarsh, Port Farrar and Stonehall.

As a whole, the Florian Republic is sparsely populated, the majority of the land in the Florian Republic is either dominated by tropical rainforest or tundra, particularly in the northern parts of the country. Its population is highly urbanised with 85% of its inhabitants living in large or medium-sized cities. The Florian Republic's climate varies widely across its area such as cold freezing temperatures in the north in winter to very hot summers in the rest of the country. Before the inhabitation of the modern-day Florian, the area of what now is the Florian Republic was inhabited by ethnic Jingdaoese however these Jingdaoese aboriginals were eventually driven out of the area and returned to the mainland.

The Florian Republic is a federal republic and formerly and a former parliamentary republic and citizens of the country elect a President and congress every calendar year. The Florian Republic is officially trilingual at the federal level and the Florian Republic ranks highly internationally in civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education despite recent warfare since the establishment of the country. The country is multicultural and ethnically diverse and enjoys a long and complex relationship with neighbours Jingdao and Los Liberados. Internationally, the Florian Republic is a member of the multilateral alliance, the Raspur Pact and enjoys free trade and mutual defence with other member nations.

A highly developed country, the Florian Republic has a high GDP per capita and has a large and advanced economy with one of the strongest currencies in the world. The Florian Republic were former members of the Apollonian and Euran Economic Union and USSO before withdrawing from both.

History

Jingdaoese Period

Establishment

Expansion

War of Lost Brothers

Revival

Geography

Location

Climate

Administrative regions

Politics

Law

Government officials

Poltical parties

Foreign relations

Military

Economy

Science and technology

Demographics

Health

The Florian Republic has a high life expectancy and is steadily growing as the country recovers from the War of Lost Brothers. However, growth in life expectancy has not been as expected as suicide and drug overdose rates are common especially in cities most affected by war and poor representation in the Florian government. Despite Florian citizens eating approx. four or more meals a day, obesity rates are relatively compared to other nations on Micras.

Coronary artery disease, lung cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, drug overdoses and traffic accidents cause the most years of life lost in the Florian Republic. Low back pain, depression, musculoskeletal disorders, neck pain, and anxiety cause the most years lost to disability. Teenage pregnancy and abortion rates are substantially higher than in other Western nations, especially among minor ethnic communities.

The Florian Republic government has pledged to become a leader in medical innovation and continues to develop and research cures for diseases such as cancer. Health care coverage is universal and is fully funded by the government. However, patients, if they wish, maybe granted private healthcare for operations such as plastic surgery etc.

Education

The Florian Republic has a very high level of education and a large number of adults taking tertiary education with 41% of adults having attained at least an undergraduate college or university degree. 5.5% of the Florian Republics GDP is spent on education and tertiary education students are heavily funded by the government. In Florian schools depending on which language is spoken in the area, classes are taught either in English, Florian or Alexandrian. Subjects which students perform above the national average are economics, reading, computing and mathematics.

Ethnicity

Religion

Languages

The Florian Republic has three main languages with these being English, Florian and Alexandrian. English is the mother tongue of 56% of the Florian Republic's inhabitants and 21% and 10% for Alexandrian and Florian speakers. Other recognised languages include Serbian and Jingdaoese. Throughout the country, road signs are displayed in all three official languages with the more prominently spoken language in that area displayed first.

Culture

Food

Mainstream Florian cuisine is similar to that in other Apollonian countries. Rice and wheat are the primary cereal grain with about three-quarters of grain products made of wheat or rice flour and many dishes use indigenous ingredients, such as turkey, duck, beef, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice, corn, and maple syrup.

Characteristic dishes such as poutine, fried chicken, pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs derive from the recipes of various immigrants and natives.

The Florian fast food industry, the world's largest, rapidly rose after the War of Lost Brothers as it provided a quick solution to quickly accessing meals and cutting cooking time. Fast-food consumption has sparked health concerns within the country but health issues related to obesity etc. are carefully monitored by the Florian government. Highly sweetened soft drinks are widely popular, and sugared beverages account for nine per cent of Florian caloric intake.

Music

The Florian Republic is the hub of Micrasian Electronic Dance music (EDM) with many festivals and concerts being held throughout the country all year round. The most notable festival being The Rising Festival held in Northcliff where ten stages across the city play concerts of different genres from trance to house. The most popular EDM forms in the Florian Republic include trance, house and Dubstep as well as garage music. Classical music is also extremely popular with many orchestras professional and amateur throughout the country. The genres of hip-hop and jazz have also emerged especially in the state of Ontario and its capital Vice City where it's popular the most.

Sports

Sports have been organised ever since the establishment of the country with sports turning professional at various times. The Florian Republic's official sports are ice hockey (winter) and Florian Gridiron Football (summer). Other major sports include basketball and rugby league with sports such as rugby union and tennis enjoyed at amateur levels. Women's sport in the Florian Republic is strictly amateur however football became the first women's sport to be professionalised to some extent with Super League Football, the Florian Republic's major football competition for men, stating that they operate a semi-professional women's league from 2019 onwards.

The Florian Republic has four major professional sports leagues which are followed hugely worldwide. These four leagues are known as the 'Big Four' and these leagues are the Intercontinental Hockey League (ice hockey), Florian Football League (Gridiron football), Super League Football (football) and the FBA (Basketball).

The Florian Republic competed at the first-ever Micras Games in 2018 held in Jingdao and was the highest placed major sporting country in the medal table with 10 gold medals and two silver medals. The Florian Republic has also hosted major Micrasian sports events during its existence such as the MHL Junior World Championships and MHL World Championships (both 2019).