|Commonwealth of Ightilia|
Anthem: Onward, Ightilia
Location of Ightilia (Crimson)
|Largest largest city||Aruta|
|Government||Ethfas federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Sir Solonatu Panenea|
|1 January 2286|
|268,021 km2 (103,483 sq mi)|
• 2311 census
|Currency||Cerberussian haar (Hr) (GCH)|
Ightilia, officially the Commonwealth of Ightilia, is a country comprising the Tremsa Island and numerous smaller islands. Neighbouring countries include United States of Irkland to the east and Greater Cerberussy to the north.
For at least 4000 years, before the first Cerberussian settlement, Ightilia was inhabited by indigenous Ightilians. After the Cerberussian discovery of the island, Ightilia's northern part was claimed by The United Kingdom of Great Paangoon and initially settled through transmigration to the colony of New Starq. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the island was explored and an additional four self-governing Crown Colonies were established.
On 19 January 2301, the five colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Ightilia. Since Federation, Ightilia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The federation comprises five states. The population of 4.31 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated in the northern states.
Ightilia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world. Ightilia's military expenditure is the world's 7th-largest. Ightilia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Ightilia is a member of the Garbaterra International Force, Commonwealth of Nations, and the Southern Union.
Ightilia is a constitutional monarchy with a federal division of powers. It uses a parliamentary system of government with King Viborg at its apex as the King of Ightilia, a role that is distinct from his position as monarch of the other Commonwealth realms. The King resides in the Greater Cerberussy, and he is represented by his viceroys in Ightilia (the Vicereine at the federal level and by the Count at the state level]], who by convention act on the advice of his ministers. Supreme executive authority is vested by the Constitution of Ightilia in the sovereign, but the power to exercise it is conferred by the Constitution spesifically on the Vicereine. The federal government is separated into three branches:
- The legislature: the bicameral Parliament, defined in section 1 of the Constitution as comprising the King (represented byt the Vicereine), the Senate, and the House of Representatives.
- The executive: the Federal Executive Council in practice the Vicereine as advised by the Prime Minister and Ministers of State.
- The judiciary: the High Court of Ightilia and other federal courts, whose judges are appointed by the Vicereine on advice of the Council.