North Antarctica

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North Antarctica
Official language English, Spanish
Capital New Livingston
Largest cities New Livingston, Brabantia, Murcia, New Amsterdam, Countryside
Website Napian Herald News
Forum Forum
Number of citizens 9,500,000
Date founded November 17, 2011
Government Presidential Republic
Current leader Martin Konstantinov
Currency Napian Dollar
National animal Lion
National fruit/food Paella
National drink Haraldström Ale

North Antarctica is an island micronation situated south of the continent Eura, situated in southern Micras. The capital, New Livingston, is also the largest city on the island. There are four other major cities in North Antarctica, Brabantia, Murcia, New Amsterdam, and Countryside. North Antarctica has very close ties to the island of Lucerne, which is a dependency of Mercury.

History

Originally used by Stormark as a research outpost, the island was abandoned in 1891. However, in 1911, the now dead nation of Tarragona was founded on the south east part of the island and a Spanish influence was the main culture of the nation. The country lasted until 1948, when a revolution occurred from the non-Hispanic population and the president was overthrown. This was when the country of North Antarctica was born. The capital was moved from Tarragona to New Livingston, and the new government put in place was a Grand Duchy. The first Grand Duke, Edward Winterburn, ruled very strictly, and the country expanded to encompass the whole island. However, the Hispanic and Black majority and other immigrants were viewed as a lower class, and only whites were allowed to participate in some jobs and politics. When Winterburn died in 1974, Patric Beauregard, his nephew, took power. Even more strict than his father, Beauregard was a very racist politician and promoted only white opportunities. Under his rule, North Antarctica became one of the leading exporters of mined goods on the planet, and the economy soared. However, the non-white region of Afrikaana wanted independence, beginning in 1991. Beauregard was lenient and granted them a degree of autonomy due to the fact that they threatened war. Four years later, Beauregard was assassinated while on his way home from the theater. His son, Michael, became his successor and quickly made steps to democratize the country. He removed himself from the position of Grand Duke and established the country as a republic. In 1996 the first elections were held, and Beauregard was elected president. Although differing heavily from his fathers political sphere, Beauregard still did not believe in racial equality. As such, only whites were allowed to vote. It was during these years that North Antartica became a more powerful nation. Beauregard served two successive 6 year terms, and stepped down from office in 2008. For the first time in the country's history, all citizens were allowed to vote after Congress passed 14th amendment in 2007, which granted racial equality. The new president, Martin Konstantinov, was elected that year, the first president to be elected by all races. Since then, North Antarctica has become a popular winter tourist destination, and it's economy and research facilities have become very highly rated.

Geography

North Antarctica is an medium sized island close to the South Pole. It is very close to the smaller island of Lucerne, which is a Mercurian dependency. The two islands are separated by the Lucerne Channel, which runs between the two landmasses. Haet Bay lies just south of the channel, jutting into the island. The country is very flat, with the highest point being only 550 meters above sea level. The largest river, the Brabant, runs between the two cities of Countryside and Brabantia, and it's tributaries flow all across the western portion of the island.

Administrative Divisions

There are three administrative regions in North Antarctica, along with one autonomous region, Afrikaana, and one federal district, New Livingston. The westernmost province is Brabantia, while the central province is named Ville-Alp. The eastern most province is Castillia, which stretches from the border between Afrikaana to the south end of the island.

Province Capital Population
Brabantia.png Brabantia Brabantia 3,700,000
Ville-alp.png Ville-Alp Countryside 1,200,000
Castillia.png Castillia Murcia 2,500,000
New livingston.png New Livingston Federal District New Livingston 1,900,000
Afrikaana flag.png Afrikaana Rosenborg 200,000

Government

The country is currently head by President Martin Konstantinov. The main legislative body of North Antarctica is the National Congress, which is comprised of 15 representatives from every province, along with 3 representatives from New Livingston. Additionally, Afrikaana sends 2 representatives to the chamber. While the president runs for office every six years. congressmen serve only four years in a term.

Current Congress Composition

Party Seats Votes in 2012 Napian Congress election
Livingston Democratic Party 21 4,500,000
Communist Party 15 3,100,000
L'Blanc Party 7 1,100,000
National Conservative Party 5 650,000
Afrikaaners Party 2 150,000

Military

The military of North Antarctica is relatively small, with a proportionate army and navy program. However, due to the amount of research that occurs on the island, military technology rivals the best in the world.

Police Force

North Antarctica is home to one of the most efficient police forces on the planet. The Napianeso Police, which is the name of the force, is a big supplier of jobs in the country.

Economy

North Antarctica's economy is made up of a large mining and research sector. The island is one of the largest exporter of uranium and the fifth highest producer and miner of iron ore. Along with this, the country is a global center for research facilities due to it's climate. The NLSE is one of Apollonia and Eura's largest stock exchanges, with traders filling the halls daily. A new economic sector has sprung up since 2008, with tourism, especially in ski resorts like Alp and Süd, becoming a dominant economic force. Further diversifying the economy is the newly established wine and beer business, with both being produced along the north and east coast. Although NAPI is in a relatively cold climate region, there are still areas where wine and beer are produced in large quantities. Another sector that has recently sprung up is the manufacturing sector, which now employs a large number of Hispanic and Black people and is very successful. A substantial fishing market along the north coast is another economic area on the island. The country has little poverty, with only 3% under the poverty line, and the Napian Dollar is relatively stable with an exchange rate of five dollars to one Craitish dollar.

Infrastructure

The cities of North Antarctica are connected by the seven major highways, N1-N7. There are many other smaller provincial roads that interconnect the many villages and towns. The Express RailLine is the major train line on the island.

Airports

The island's largest airport, Livingston International, is a hub for Napian Airways and has flights to the rest of Eura and all across Micras. It is the third largest airport in Apollonia as well. The secondary airport in New Livingston is Livingston South, which is much smaller but still has international flights. In Brabantia, Brabantia International is the largest airport, and is almost the size of it's sister airport in New Livingston.

Education

With the country having a 91% literacy rate, education is mandatory from ages 5-18. The country's top universities are Napian University-Livingston, Beauregard College and West Brabantia University.

Culture

Sport

North Antarctica's culture consists mainly of sport, and It has the highest participation rate in the region. The national sport is football, which is governed by the NVMFA. The highest football league in North Antarctica is the Napian Serie A, with the Napian Serie B serving as the second division, and the Napian Conference as the third division. However, there is another sport of equal popularity, and that is futsal. North Antarctica is home to the Napian F-League, the best futsal league on the planet Micras. It's national team also has finished second in the MFF World Cup, the leading competition for national futsal teams. NAPI also take part in rugby league, and have a domestic league, the Antarctic Championship, as well as a strong national side. There is also a basketball team based out of New Livingston.

Cuisine

The cuisine of North Antarctica is mainly Hispanic, with traditional Tarragonian dishes being a crucial part of the diet of a citizen. Napians enjoy a stable importation of luxury foods from across Micras, as there are many foreign restaurants in New Livingston and elsewhere.