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|The People's Republic of Laywenrania
|Motto: Use every day to make a better world|
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East of New Warsaw Pact
and largest city
|Religion||None (State Atheism)|
18,684 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2013 estimate|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||PRL|
The People's Republic of Laywenrania or simply Laywenrania is a country located in the Region of NEW WARSAW PACT, specifically, in the eastern part of the Catrutic Ocean. It is located on multiple Islands and rather isolated form other countries.
- 1 Demonym
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 History
- 5 Governance
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
According to official Laywenranian research, the word Laywenranian is derived from "Layw", meaning "Land" ("country") and "Enran", an old word for penguin. Therefore Laywenrania can be translated as "country where the penguins live".
Laywenrania is a country located on multiple islands, which are together 48'391 km2 big. There are six larger islands which are inhabitated by humans. The next known nations are more or less far away, leaving Laywenrania in a isolated situation. The cliffs, reefs and sulkily sea are making any exchange with other nations even harder. The coast is dominated by rocky cliffs and small, pebbly isles around the main islands, only on a few locations the cliffs vanish and make place for beaches and ports. At many spots, caves are visible, where many animals live, but it isn't recommended to visit them, frequently winds and waves are pushing into the caves. Although there are a few flat, clear places on the islands, which are used for agriculture, the main part of the terrain is hilly (reaching from 350m over the sea up to 700m in the most cases) and covered with dense forests.
The nearest other country is Gatlinburg, which at the nearest point is 350km away. Damanucus on the north is 1350 km away, Altaggannah 1781 km.
The clime of Laywenrania is moderate, reaching from -20°C to 30°C in the plains. The coldest temperature measured in the plains was -37°C, the highest temperature 32°C. The average annual Temperature is 12°C. The average rainfall is about 560mm per year. A few small rivers and one large river, the Steul, are flowing down from the mountains. Natural hazards are mainly harsh winds blowing from the southwest with high speeds.
Flora and Fauna
Through the large protected areas of forests, which are widely undisturbed through industry and humans, there growed a wide flora and fauna, with a big biodiversity. There are harsh laws to protect this diversity. Hunting is not allowed and under massive penalty, up to death penalty.
Bears, Jackals and wolves are lurking through the shadows of the old forests, making it dangerous to go alone through the forests. Groups of lynx are hunting through the mountains, together with vultures and chamois. Scientists counted about 8'000 animal species and 900 plant species and reports exists, which indicate that even more species are unrevealed. As the nature in Laywenrania is largely not influenced by humans it shows a wilderness which is not seen anywhere else in the New Warsaw Pact. Many animal races only exist in Laywenrania.
The national animal, the emperor penguin, lives on islands around the main island, which are heavily protected by law and the military, to ensure a undisturbed growing of the penguins. The penguins are adored by everyone on Laywenrania (maybe because it's proposed by law, but reports indicate, that just everyone is overwhelmed by their cuteness). It is also featured on the national flag. The Penguin is protected by law and everyone who hurts or kills a penguin has to face death penalty.
The only official language in Laywenrania is Laywenranian. There are no dialects and it is necessary for immigrants to learn Laywenranian.
The population is almost completly atheistic. The "state religion" of the Order of Quelaan isn't viewed as religion by Laywenrania. It is commonly viewed as a mindset and a tradition of rites. This includes the respect for the environment and sacrifices to keep the spirits of the forest calm.
Through growing expenses on the health-sector, Laywenrania managed to achieve a good health system, with a life expectancy at birth at over 99%. The Death rate in the first 5 years is under 0,05%. The preventive medical care is well-funded, ensuring that deadly diseases are practically non-existant. Through that, the main cause of death in Laywenrania is the reaching of the natural end of the life span. The average life expectance lies around 81 for both genders. There is a high medic-citizen-ratio, poly-clinics are existing in every bigger city. Through relative short worktimes in the medical jobs (i.e. in the clinics the shifts are commonly under 6 hours to ensure maximum concentration, this is achieved through a high quality apprenticeship with a high success ratio, this leads to a good number of medics beeing available). Medical drugs are sold for free at people who need them. The new "Laywenrania stays sporty"-program motivated many people to drive bicycle instead of their cars and to do sports at least one day in the week. Many people enjoy to take a walk in the forests and the fresh and clean air is certainly helping at keeping them healthy.
In Laywenrania the school visit is obligatory for every child from the age of 6 to the age of 16. Every child visits 10 years of school, called the "Polytechnische Oberschule". The largest percentage of the government budget (15,1%) is put into the Education. The schools are offering afternoon care for the children if the parents have to work at this time, during this care the pupil can do their homeworks and exercises and after that play with their schoolmates and friends. After the ten years, pupils with good results can stay in school two additional years and get a higher certificate ("Erweiterte Oberschule").
The main goal of the education is to give a broad and simultaneously deep knowledge and ensure to awake and stimulate the interests of the pupil. "Learn with fun and you learn better" is the motto of the educational system. The covered areas of education go from classic mathematics to language, over geography, social studies, chemics and physics, biology and craft lesson.
There are multiple universities in the big cities, in Alandron (engineering, concentration on ship design, biological university), Kalimdra (technical university, concentration on chemical processes), Misor (common university, no concentration, covering nearly all aspects), Berunag (Engineering University with concentration on Electricity) and Foralsia (Engineering University with concentration on automotive engineering, arts university). Studying is free and the Laywenranian universities offer highest quality education. Multiple universities also offer evening courses for the working population. There are pre-studium courses for pupils to see if the wish-studium suits them, this is in close corporation with the industry to offer in the same time practice time in the industry.
The history of Laywenrania is commonly divided into four eras - The Tribal Era that lasted until 579, the Hegemony Era (579-1792), the "Era of Oppression" (1792-1934) and the People's Republic of Laywenrania (1934- today).
People's Republic of Laywenrania
Law Enforcement and Justice
The currency is the Sonu [plural: Soni]. 100 Lan are one Sonu. It's a newly introduced currency, but there are rumours that the government plans to abolish money at all.
Laywenrania has a Trade Surplus of 302'638'064'100,31 Soni/$506'767'438'335,97 The general (and only) taxe is now at average 92%, with higher values for the wealthy. Redundant enterprises were closed, the remaining were concentrated and reorganised, to achieve the maximal possible efficency. The amount of people below the poverty line is 1% and the government is trying to completly eliminate this number. Future Plans are trying to eliminate unemployment (currently 2,56%), everybody get's a suiting work (suiting: fitting to the ability of the people and matching with their wishes). The average workhours per day are 5,4 hours, 5 days in the week, monday to friday (exluding emergency services). The PRL achieves a Gross Domestic Product of 1'045'044'000'000 Soni/$282'290'310'100, with the GDP Per Capita: 116'116,90 Soni.
The industry was poorly developed and had a hard time trying to compete with foreign industry. The main export product were hand weaved baskets. In debates was a discussion ongoing about tariffs. The automobile industry was struggling through years of overproduction with no innovations. Through a new programm with the development of an affordable car and various cars for the export, the situation was getting better and the automotive industry is now one of the major industries. The military is embedded in the automotive industry and developes together with them new vehicles for the Armed Forces, like the LSPW-92. The agriculture produces enough to feed the people and is increasable. The current main products are rye, apples, pears, peaches, cheese and cacao. Cattle is grazing all about the hills and their meat is loved among the population. The agriculture is done as mild as possible to limit the impact on the environment.
Other sectors of industry are average developed. The best developed sector is the Book Publishing Branch, followed by Chemic Industries and Tourism.
Some time ago the main part of electricity got supplied by coal power plants, but new water power plants are installed and produce about 79% of the electricity. The remaining 21% get covered by the use of geothermical energy.
Laywenranian Civilian Products
The F401 (following informations are based on the top model) is the most recently developed car of the FFW. It is a sedan sporting a 3l V6 with 253kw@3800 RPM and 639 Nm, while needing 7l/100km. It can carry 258l Cargo and needs 5,56s from 0-100km/h, with a topspeed of 236 km/h. It needs 33m to break from 100-0 km/h. It has a four-wheel-drive and a McPherson suspension.
This is a hydraulic shovel, which features a panoramic cabine, joystick steering and the chassis of the L60.
This Harvester is equipped with a 6 cylindre Diesel with 150 PS. It can load 5m³ of corn and has a comfortable panoramic cabine.
The natural ressources are mainly located around the mountains, including deposits of silver, iron, coal, copper, small amounts of gold, and various other metals. There is no known place of radioactive materials on the islands. Large amounts of the forests, primary consisting out of century-olds oaks are protected by law, leaving only small parts of it, consisting out of Beeches and Birks, for lumberjacks. The soil is in big parts fertile, with decreasing fertility to the coasts.
Through the wild character of the islands, only a few roads and rails were built. Roads are connecting the cities and some tracks lead into the wilderness. There is no speed limit on the highways, but if too high speed leads to the harm of an animal, the drivers license can be removed and jail penalty is possible. Overland trains are connecting the cities. A projected underwater tunnel to connect the islands was stopped because of the negative influences on the enviroment. The government supports the public transport system and cars were banned from cities to stop pollution, noise and traffic Jams. The transport is covered by trams and the metro.
Misor has an international airport ("Aeroport Vlad") and a regional one, Kalimdra and Alandron regional ones. The traffic between the islands concentrates on ferrys, rigid airships and helicopters.
Even after ages of oppresion, the Laywenranians kept their national identity and cultural heritage. The Laywenranian folk is very traditional and keeps the old rites and traditions. Through the ages the traditions have to be carried out in secret. Anyway there is now a rich cultural live florishing, largely supported by the government.
The Laywenranian Culture is heavily influenced by romanian culture with some minor german characteristica.
The film industry in Laywenrania is relatively small. Well-known are the documentaries, which are presenting knowledge in a enjoyable manner. The most-viewed entertaining films are modern military action movies and historical dramas, mostly produced by the "Foralsia Filmstudios". Foreign movies are rather rare. There are multiple TV-channels, most of them are dedicated to a special branch, like a history channel and are run by the state. Laywenranian movies are not exported widely, as they generally do not fit in the "exaggerated" scheme of foreign movies.
There is also a state controlled adult movie industry, which produces High-quality movies for nearly every taste.
The ancient literature is mostly kept in the archives and get's now carefully restored. Only few pieces were produced or could be kept save from the oppressors. The National Archives hopes to reproduce soon some of the great historical creations. Because of the strict rules employed over Laywenrania during the Time of Colonization, very few authors were brave enough to publish books in Laywenranian. Their names are forgotten, but their spirit will forever live in their books. The one book, which is viewed as Laywenranias greatest treasure is the "True and Uncensored History of Laywenrania, her children and her heritage". It is written by an unknown author probably during the 16th Century. Although bookprinting was already available, it is entirely handwritten and illustrated, describing the history of Laywenrania from it's beginnings. Another book was written in the same manner in the 1920s, during the beginning uprisings against Por-Or, describing the events from the 16th Century to 1920.
Modern literature has a broad range, from scientific books over small booklets with pictures for kids. Nowadays there are some great writers, which sell a lot of their books, the main part in the novel branch. From Sci-Fi to Historical Dramas, from fantasy to love novels, there is a broad offer of books and themes.
In the big cities are multiple theatres, orchestras and cinemas, playing different pieces of music, movies etc. The biggest theatre is the "Tschaikowskytheatre", which employs the best-known actors and the reputable "State orchestra". Multiple classical masterpieces from all over the world are played here. In many cities one can find small clubs were less known bands play varying pieces of music. One of the traditional instruments is the bagpipe.
One of the most renown componists is Eadric Orlov, who wrote the music for the national anthem. Another componist, who is perceived as one of the greatest componists of Laywenrania, especially for his pieces for bagpipes and drums, is Kyrill Sokolov. They both lived during the 18th century. Modern well known artists and bands are Pysh (electronic music), Rukhver (rock), Anton Nicolescu (classic) and Refar (electronic).
The national sport in Laywenrania is rugby. Nearly every city has at least one team and to the yearly national championship, the stadion in Misor is always sold out (350'00 seats) and many are watching the live-transmissions of the event.
There are 3 leagues, Divizia 1 to 3. The current Champion is "RR Misor".
Meat is a very important factor in the Laywenranian cuisine. Many meals feature it and vegetables are generally only viewed as side dish.
A well-known sweet is a pie, which is filled with plums and covered with crumbles. One of the most popular meals is "Bratwurst", a sausage, made after an ancient traditional recipe, usually sticking in a bap. Other dishes are Schnitzel, pork with Thuringian dumplings and Pilaf. Traditional dishes are roast goose with red cabbage (served on Sylvester), roulade and goulash. Dumplings are a very common side dish. A usual bread is crusty bread, common cold cuts are salami, cheese, honey and chocolate.
Common drinks are mineral water, coke, apple juice and herbal tea. There is traditionally no alcohol consum in Lawenrania and it is prohibited by Law to import alcohol.
A typical breakfast consists out of baps with cold cuts and jam or cereal, usually with a glass of milk and a cooked egg. The lunch is usually a hot meal and the whole family sits together (if possible). The dinner is traditionally bread with cold cuts and tea. Gherkins are a common "snack".
06.01. Sylvester 07.01. New Year 17.03. Flower festival 03.05. Penguin festival 06.07. Sun festival 05.08. National holiday 02.09. Wolf festival 12.10. Death remembrance festival 23.11. Festival of the night 15.12. Day of the family
The Penguin is the national symbol of Laywenrania. It is the ultimate target for love of the Laywenranian people and it is generally not advised to speak ill about penguins in front of Laywenranians.