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Republic of Leubantia
Republyka aw Leubanska
Flag of Leubantia
Seal of Leubantia
Flag Seal
Motto: Taikos gidas mums sparnus
Anthem: Zeme Vaivorykste Hawk
Locator Map of Leubantia
Location of Leubantia in Europe
Capital
and
Trilfuva
Official languages Leubantian
Recognised regional languages Dylurian, Polish
Ethnic groups (2010) 93% Leubantian, 4% Polish, 3% Other
Demonym Leubantian
Government Parliamentary Republic
• President
Jons Wrandsen
• Prime Minister
Hilburt Keseufsen
Establishment
• Duchy Established
Sixth Century AD
• Second Republic Established
1989
Area
• 
68,500 km2 (26,400 sq mi) (122)
Population
• 2010 census
18,679,752
• Density
273/km2 (707.1/sq mi) (49)
GDP (PPP) estimate
• Total
$771 Billion
• Per capita
$41,256
Gini (2010) 35
medium
HDI (2010) 0.954
very high
Currency Euro
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Date format DD-MM-YYYY
Drives on the right
Calling code +420
Internet TLD .le
Flag of Leubantia

The Official Flag of Leubantia. The flag has the Rainbow Hawk emblem on it.

The Republic of Leubantia is a country found on the coast of the Baltic Sea, north of Poland. The country is officially a Parliamentary Republic, with its current President of Leubantia being Jons Wrandsen. Leubantia is a developed country with a per capita GDP of over $40,000. The history of Leubantia begins from sometime before approximately 100 BC, when the first Leubantian city-state was established, to the present day Leubantian state, which was established shortly after the fall of Communism in 1989.

Origin of the name

The name of Leubantia comes from the Leubantians, whose name, in turn, comes from an ancient Leubantian word meaning 'strong persons'.

History

Prehistory

Humans are thought to have arrived in Leubantia around 40,000 BC. These people eventually split into several Hunter-gatherer tribes, each with their own culture and belief systems.

The First States and annexation

Beginning in the early 3rd century BC and ending shortly after, the Hunter-gatherers were ousted by several other more advanced tribes originating in present day Germany and Denmark. During the end of the first millennium BC, the first Leubantian state was gradually founded, simply called Trilfuva, a city state in central Leubantia, centered around modern day Trilfuva. Other city-states also developed at the same time. The sixth century AD marked the beginning of the first expansion of Trilfuva, when it united with the nearby city states in the beginning of the century and then annexed its neighbors to the east, north and south. Soon after, the now country was renamed the Duchy of Leubantia, while the County of Dyluria grew in the west. From 953 AD to 960 AD, the Duchy invaded and took over Dyluria, and later became the Kingdom of Leubantia.

Middle Ages

From 1040-1043 and 1180-1187, Leubantian engaged the Kingdom of Poland over the independence of Dyluria, which wanted independence. Poland, which had a relationship with the region, backed Dyluria in an attempt to free the region and share wealth with it. These ultimately failed, and only worsened relations between the two kingdoms.

By the dawn of the second millennium, Leubantia had converted to Christianity, split between the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church. The country's language had adopted the Roman Alphabet during this time as well. Leubantia was further converted in the twelfth century by missionaries, eventually ending the native religion.

In 1292, execution by beheading was introduced to the country. In 1350, the Parliament of Leubantia was established, which led to the gradual de-powering of the throne. Jews were expelled from the country in 1371, and those who did not leave were executed by the Christian parliament.

Age of Discovery and the Reformation

Leubantia participated in the Age of Discovery, colonizing New Alpypa (a town founded in North America), St. Fila's (an island nation in the Caribbean), and parts of the Gold Coast (now Ghana).

At the same time as these discoveries, the Protestant Reformation reached Leubantia and, in 1534, Lutheranism became the state religion. In addition, the ban on Judaism was lifted sometime around 1580.

Leubantia made an agreement with the Qing dynasty in China in 1700 that Filaport would be leased by Leubantia until an end to the deal was negotiated on.

Modern Times

Leubantia took part in the Partitions of Poland (1772, 1793, and 1795), and began its rivalry with France after an attack by the French Empire on Leubantia. The Kingdom was completely replaced by the First Leubantian Republic in 1848 by the Leubantian Revolution of 1848 (an armed crisis that eventually led to Karol I's abdication and the end of the kingdom), and in 1899 Leubantia agreed with China to renew the agreement with China for leasing Filaport, and the two countries agreed that the lease would expire in 1998. Leubantia became a member of the Central Powers shortly after its founding, seeking protection from France which Leubantia still had icy relations with. Leubantia fought with the Central Powers during the First World War, and after some resistance following the surrender of Germany, Leubantia signed the Treaty of Bobigny in 1919, in which Leubantia lost its remaining colony (St. Fila's) and other territories, except Filaport and the Salinfa Islands.

Leubantia entered the Second World War in 1940 on the Axis side seeking an opportunity to gain more territory and attack France. Leubantia, however, never got a chance to attack France, instead attacking the Soviet Union. However, due to the fall of its allies, from September 1944, Leubantia was occupied by the Soviet Union and Trilfuva was sacked. On 28 April 1945, Leubantia became a communist state known as the People's Republic of Leubantia.

In 1989, the Communist Government was overthrown violently in the Leubantian Revolution of 1989, creating the second and present democratic Second Leubantian Republic.

Geography

Leubantia has an area of 68,500 square kilometers. The country has a rugged coastline and some mountainous areas, such as the province of Alpypa. Leubantia is surrounded by the Baltic Sea on 3 sides and borders the Gdańsk Bay in the southeast.

Leubantia has borders with Poland and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad Oblast.

Climate

Leubantia's climate is temperate, like the United Kingdom, but slightly cooler and drier. In the northernmost parts, it has temperatures similar to the Scottish Highlands.

Politics

Leubantia is a Parliamentary Republic. The President is the head of state, while the Prime Minister is the Head of Government. The President is elected by the people, while the Prime Minister is elected by the Parliament.

Leubantia has three major parties, the Conservatives, the Liberals, and the Federals. The ruling party is currently the Federals, with the Conservatives in Opposition, and Liberals in weak alliance with the Federals.

The President is elected every three years, and the Prime Minister vote is held every two years, along with the legislative election. The country's Cabinet is headed by the Prime Minister.

Leubantia's legislature is the Parliament. It consists of the Senate (upper house) and Rejsak (lower house). The Senate consists of 4 members from each province, including the Federal District.

Beliefs

  • Right to Privacy: Protected by the Constitution.
  • Nuclear Weapons: No.
  • Freedom of Speech: Protected by the Constitution.
  • Right to Protest: Peaceful protests protected by the Constitution.
  • Freedom of Press: Protected by the Constitution, but there are strict laws against libel.
  • Alcohol age: 18.
  • Smoking age: 18.
  • Adult age: 18.

Transport

Road

Leubantia's roads are ordered in four categories, M (motorway), P (provincial), D (District), and U (Municipal).

Rail

Leubantia's railways are operated by Leubantian State Railways, which is state-owned.

Economy

Leubantia's economy is strong for its size, and is has a large per capita GDP. The 'top companies' in Leubantia are the TSE 45, and the country has been using the Euro since 1 January 2010.

Law

Leubantia's laws are created by the Parliament, and then carried out by the executive branch, headed by the President of Leubantia.

The Highest Court in the country is the Supreme Court. The 12 Provinces have Provincial Courts as well, and below them are District Courts, followed by Municipal courts. Persons can also be pardoned by the President.

Punishments

  • Murder - 25 years-life
  • Arson - 15 years in prison
  • Hijacking - 20 years in prison
  • Fraud - 10 years in prison
  • Animal cruelty - 3 months in prison
  • Theft - 1 month-20 years

Administrative Divisions

Leubantia's administrative divisions are the 12 Provinces. There are 3 territories: the Federal District, Walyga, and the Salinfa Islands. The Federal District has frequently campaigned for provincehood, but no attempts have yet been successful. Each State has a Governor, and a Deputy Governor, the latter being an assistant to the Governor and some sort of a localized Prime Minister.

Military

The military of Leubantia is one of the world's most experienced and advanced, because of the fact that Leubantia has been involved in several wars succeeding its foundation. The Armed Forces of Leubantia can be broken down into three service branches, namely:

Foreign Relations

Leubantia originally had bad foreign relations with France, which still continues as the countries have nothing more than embassies right now. Relations with the United Kingdom had steadily improved since the fall of the French Empire, but collapsed after the UK signed a treaty with France making the two countries allies, but relations have improved since then. During the Communist era (1945-1989), Leubantia was a member of the Warsaw Pact from its foundation in 1955 until Leubantia abandoned Communism in 1989. Presently, Leubantia is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, NATO and the GTO.

Demographics

Leubantia has a population of approximately 18,679,752 (and growing slowly) as of the 2010 census. Most of the population is focused around the big cities and their metropolitan areas, such as Trilfuva and Sibarmiw.

The main ethnic group of Leubantia is Leubantian. The country consists of 93% Leubantian people, 4% Polish people, and 3% other, as of the 2010 census.

Religion

The official religion (state religion) of Leubantia is Lutheranism. The majority of the population (about 70%) are also affiliated under this religion.

Language and Culture

Language

Leubantia's main language is Leubantian, which is spoken by about 90% of the population natively, and 97% as either a first or learned language. Another part of the population (8%) speak Dylurian natively, and there are other languages spoken as well, mostly originating from immigrants that continued speaking their native language. Kashubian is not uncommon in the south and Swedish is also present in the northern parts of the country.

Culture

Leubantia has a flourishing music industry, although the most popular form of music is techno, however, Leubantias unique musical style also draws a lot from the 1980's elctronic era and even throws back to the 1970's progressive rock era. The nation also has a Balto-Slavic cuisine with its own share of unique dishes such as their national dish, Begouys, which is a traditional meat stew with rye flour dumplings.

Art

Leubantia's most famous artist, also the countries most pronound architect, known as 'Banti' has designed several iconic buildings in the country's capital, Trilfuva. The most well known of these is the Trilfuva Didysise Akademijai, known in English as the Grand Academy of Trilfuva. It is situated in the north-east of the capitol and is so tall that on a clear day, it is possible to see to northerly coast of the country from its roof. Leubantia also shows Soviet-influenced architecture from the Communist era.

Nature

Leubantia has a wide fauna and flora. However, becausen of Leubantia's increased industrialization, its natural resources are in danger. There are also several extinct species as well, mainly due to human activity, but some have died out naturally. There are several programs currently in place to help protect and maintain Leubantia's woodland. The largest of these groups is the Orange Forest Conservation group (OFC). The Orange Forest is located in the province of Klafeika and has been the main source of Leubantia's timber for the past 400 years, the OFC are encouraging the sourcing of the raw material from other parts of the country.

See also

Countries of Europe
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