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|The Socialist Republic of Tule
Sósíalíska Lýðveldið Túle
|Motto: "Öreigar heimsins, sameinist!"
"Workers of the world, unite!"
|Anthem: Landið vort fagra (Tulese)
English: Our Fair Land
|Government||Single-party socialist republic|
83,562 sq mi
|-||2016 estimate census||31,354,750|
|Currency||Tulese Rikisdalur (TRD)|
|Drives on the||right|
The Socialist Republic of Tule (Norse: Sósíalíska Lýðveldið Túle ) is a sovereign state located in Artemia. Tule's neighboring states are Pradaria to the northeast, Ergoth to the south and Nurstrosia to the west. The capital and largest city in Tule is Akureyri.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
The Commonwealth Era
The Tulese Commonwealth was founded in 930 AD With the formation of the Samthing, the Tulese national Parliament which has since functioned uninterrupted to this day. Under the commonwealth system, the country was divided into several districts called gothords, each ruled by a chieftain known as a Gothi. A gothi was not a public office, but a property that could be sold or inherited. A gothi's subject owed him certain obligations, including a tenth of his income and military service when called upon by his gothi. In turn a subject of a gothi had certain rights, a gothi was obliged to provide legal protection to his subjects and could not force his subjects to stay in his gothord should they become dissatisfied with the gothis performance. The Commonwealth era was a long one, lasting almost 500 years until it ended after the first Tulese civil war (1392-1424).
The Kingdom of Tule
The Kingdom of Tule was born at the end of the first Tulese civil war, in which the Karlsteinn the Conqueror unified all the Tulese gothors through his campaign of "Crown or Blood". In the Crown or Blood Campaign, Karlsteinn offered his opposing Gothis the position of Duke (Hertogi) in his new state, a position in the Samthing which was to become an advisory council and authority over their previous Gothord, or to face the rising King's army with the knowledge of their prospective execution. Thus, Karlstein the Conqueror became the first King of Tule, starting the First Dynasty.
The Tulese constitution was written in 1881 under the rule of King Kristián IX, during an era when nations worldwide were industrializing and their governments becoming more republican and democratic in nature in the hopes that it would appease the Tulese nation before it would grow weary of the government's unlimited power. The Constitution introduced for the first time since the Commonwealth era male suffrage. It also introduced many other civil rights and duties such as the duty to pay taxes, duty to serve in the military, freedom of Religion and the right to a fair trial.
Then, somehow, communism came along.
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The climate of Tule is continental, with four separate seasons and a notable difference in temperature between summer and winter. Summers are warm, daytime highs in July frequently reach 30°C. In contrast, winters are cold and January nights often drop to -10°C. The country is moderately humid and precipitation is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year, with heavy snowfall in the winter.
In precise terms, the southern half of the country belongs to the hot-summer continental Dfa category of the Köppen climate classification system, while the northern half belongs to the Hemiboreal Dfb category with long and mild, but not hot summers. More mountainous regions of the country typically belong to the Subarctic Dfc climate category, with short and cool summers.
The dominant natural biome of Tule is temperate mixed forest, which covers a large part of the country. Nevertheless the majority of the natural forests of Tule have been turned to farmland over hundreds of years.
Regions and divisions
No parties are allowed but the Worker's Party. The Judiciary is mostly independent.
Some, but not very many.
Due to its hot and long summers and fertile Mollisol, the Tulese Plain is the X most productive agricultural area on the ____ continent and among the most productive agricultural regions in the world.
The most widely grown crop in Tule by tonnage is Wheat, around 40 million tons are harvested each year. Other major agricultural products include sunflower seeds, sugarbeet, hops, apples, dairy products and grapes.
With an annual production of 3 million tons, Tule is by far the greatest producer of Rye in the world.
Electricity by source: Hydro: 29%
Natural Gas: 8%
Wind and other renewables: 12%
Largest cities and towns in Tule
2015 National Census
Tule has a highly educated workforce. Approximately 96% of the population has completed some kind of secondary education, including trades, and about 40% has a university degree.
Tule has a predominantly state funded and operated education system and spends a relatively high 8% of its GDP on education. Education is a constitutional right in Tule and all residents have the right to complete secondary education. In addition, all residents have the right to attend a state university tuition free on their first attempt at a degree.
The literacy rate is high among all ages thanks to a history of government emphasis on good education throughout the communist era and into the post-communist age. The current literacy rate stands at 99.9%.
Tule has a tax-funded National Health Insurance system that covers all residents. Health service providers are mostly privately operated however, with about 50% of hopsitals and 70% of health clinics owned and operated by private entities. Despite the fact that healthcare in Tule is generally of good quality, the Tulese have a relatively poor life expectancy. High rates of excessive binge drinking and widespread obesity among the elderly are the primary drivers of this poor outcome. Furthermore, Tule has an unusually high rate of violent crime for a developed country that results in a relatively high rate of premature deaths from homicide.
Life Expectancy at birth was 78.5 years in 2015. 77 years for men and 80 years for women. The most common cause of death is cardiovascular disease. Heart diseases and strokes together resulted in approximately 44% of all deaths in the country in 2014.
Tule is notorious in Anterra for having a high violent crime rate for a developed country, the current homicide rate stands at 5 per 100,000 residents.
Experts have blamed the excessive violence in Tule on high rates of binge drinking, an unusually high proportion of young adults in the population and the presence of a culture of honor among Tulese men.
Although there is no single dominant criminal organization in Tule, the similarity in organization, composition and goals of the various gangs in Tule has led to all of them being known colloquially as a singular "Tulese Mafia".