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Kingdom of Samuelonia
Flag National arms
Motto: For God, King and country
Anthem: The Lord's Royal Gateway
Map of Samuelonia with its provincial boundaries
Map of Samuelonia with its provincial boundaries
Capital
and largest city
Francisco
Official languages Ingalliash
Ethnic groups (2010) 77% White
19% Mixed
3% Black
1% other
Demonym Samuelonian
Government Federal Constitutional Monarchy
• King
Leo XIV of Samuelonia
Maria A. Constantine (SNP)
Legislature Royal Senate of Samuelonia
Royal Senate
Lower Senate
Independence from Drekanian Empire
November 22, 76 BP
Population
• 2014 estimate
88,484,232
• 2010 census
82,498,102
Currency Samuelonian Pound (S£) (RSP)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the left

Samuelonia, officially the United Federal Kingdom of Samuelonia, is a country located in the south-west of the Longerath continent, neighbouring Dascunya to the north, Zartanian Angliyaa to the north-west, Trinia to the south and Angliyaa to the east.

Samuelonia's form of government is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. The current Samuelonian monarch - since 16 May 314 - is King Leo XIV. Legislative power is vested in Parliament, and executive power is exercised by the King upon the advice of the Prime Minister and Senate. Samuelonia's capital city is Francisco, and the country's population of 82 million is mostly urbanised, and particularly concentrated in the west coast. Other major cities include Mariamburg, Charlemont and San Di Angelo.

Samuelonia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in Longerath. Samuelonia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of political liberties and civil rights.

Etymology

The name "Samuelonia" is derived from Lillian, meaning peoples to the south.

History

Politics

Government

The United Federal Kingdom of Samuelonia is a constitutional and hereditary monarchy with legislative power being exercised by the King in conjunction with the 'Kingsmen' and the senate. The current Royal family is the House of De Amarr of the United Federal Kingdom of Samuelonia. The government is represented by two sections, the Kingsmen, who are hereditary noble landowners and represent the crown and Senators, who are elected by and represent the people.

Each province is owned by a High Lord who is responsible for the governing of the region in conjunction with the elected senator. The High Lord is responsible for tax collection, law and order whilst the elected senator is responsible for education and social welfare.

The King

See List of former King's of Samuelonia

The King is defined by the constitution as the supreme head of state. Before he is able to assume constitutional powers the King would need to take an oath before the Senate. All laws passed by the Royal Senate need to be sanctioned and promulgated by the king. It is also the king's responsibility to open and close the sessions of the Royal Senate, its also his responsibility to dissolve the House of Senators in line with the constitution.

Current Head of state

King Leo XIV of Samuelonia of House De Amarr

The Hand of the King

The 'Hand of the King' or the 'King's Hand,' is the king's chief advisor and executor of his command in the Kingdom. Duties of the Hand include commanding the king's armies, drafting laws, dispensing justice, and generally managing the day-to-day running of the kingdom. The Hand may act on the king's behalf when he is indisposed, and sit on the Senate Throne.

The office typically makes the Hand the second most powerful man in the kingdom next to the king. The Hand is chosen by the King and the current Hand of the King is Lord Benedict Rochester.

The Kings Council

The Kings Council is the advisory assembly for the King. The council consists of 300 nobles, the same 300 nobles who are a part of the Royal Senate. The Kings Council meets for matters of national security.

Each province of Samuelonia is represented by a High Lord. Below the High Lord is the lesser nobilities and smaller landowners. The High Lords and a large number of lesser nobles are automatically made members of the Royal Senate.

Those nobles who become members of the Kings Council and the Royal Senate become known as 'Kingsmen,' as they are seen to represent the crown.

The Royal Senate

The kingdom's parliament is known as the Royal Senate, that meet in the Grand Augustine Hall. National Senators are elected by the people and each province and emirate elects ten senators to represent them in the Grand Augustine Hall. Elections are held every four years. Each political party holds elections and the Senator with the most votes will represent his party in the National elections. The Senate also contains 300 heredity Lord Senators, these are the nobility of Samuelonia or the 'landowners.' Upon election to the post of Senator, the person will receive the title of 'Lord' or 'Lady' for life.

Provincial Senate

Every province and emirate of Samuelonia has a Provincial Senate, which is responsible for running its respective region, meeting and deciding upon provincial laws and matters. Each town and city with a population above 10,000 is represented by a Provincial Senator and elections are held every four years. Any village or town with a population below 10,000 will come under the jurisdiction of its nearest large town or city.

Current Head of government

Prime Minister Maria A. Constantine (Samuelonian National Party)

Political Parties of Samuelonia

  • National Democratic Party (STS)
  • Democratic Socialist Party (STS)
  • National Liberal Party (STS)
  • Royal Green Party (STS)
  • Samuelonian National Party (STS)
  • Orthodox Democratic Party (STS)
  • Samuelonian Papaist Party (STS)
  • Mounist Brotherhood Party (STS)

Council of Ministers

The Prime Minister appoints and dismisses ministers with the approval of the king. The Council of Ministers are responsible for the direction of the internal and external affairs of the country and the council are accountable to the House of Senators. Once a prime minister is removed from office, this automatically results in dismissal of all the other ministers.

Geography

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Location: Central Longerath

Climate: Predominantly temperate througout the west and central; Alpine in the south east; hot and dry in the north east.

St. Samuel is bordered by Angliyaa to the east, Trinia to the south, the Black Sea to the west, Dascunya to the north and Zartanian Angliyaa to the north-west.

To the south of St. Samuel is the Velamnoćul Mountain range which seperates the St. Samuel border with Trinia. The Northen Velamnoćul mountain range merges with the Black Mountains in the south-east of St. Samuel in the Saint Augustus Province. The Black Mountains start on the south-west coast of St. Samuel and runs into west Angliyaa. The Maktorum Mountains runs along the eastern border with Angliyaa and the Alpitessian Mountains run along the northern border with Dascunya. The Savod Noor Mountains are located in the north-west, seperating the Saint Omar Province with Zartanian Angliyaa.

Administrative divisions

Samuelonia is divided into 24 Provinces, 3 Emirates, 9 Island Districts and 1 Crown Dependency.

Provinces of Saint Samuel
Flag Shield Province Capital Largest city Population Senator Political Party
30px 30px High Samuelonia Francisco Francisco 8,418,272 Lord Matthew Camberton NDP
30px 30px Saint Tiberius Monte-Cigano Monte-Cigano 2,534,835 Lord Raul Santa Di Cruz ODP
30px 30px Saint Sembus Hampton Hampton 1,924,553 Lord Albert Veron NDP
30px 30px Saint Maximus Oskalilly Oskalilly 3,271,836 Lord Howard Burntoak SNP
30px 30px Saint Rudolph Avendorf Avendorf 956,979 Lord Roberto Di Essian SNP
30px 30px Saint Christantinus Rydendorf Rydendorf 1,772,624 Maximillian De Donnadioni NDP
30px 30px Saint Leo Ellihammer Ellihammer 1,792,453 Lord Samuel Ulberton SNP
30px 30px Saint Augustus Saint Germanier Zell-Am-Frontino 1,764,263 Lord Richard Barringdon SNP
30px 30px Correana Cruisberg Holdanwick 3,332,872 Lord Sebastien Helensburgh ODP
30px 30px Saint Samoria Véoncy Véoncy 6,233,321 Lord Rowan Arbermen NDP
30px 30px Saint Theo Eidenover Eidenover 2,229,479 Lord Matthew Trinidadian NDP
30px 30px Saint Justinian Trollington upon Sandrina Trollington upon Sandrina 2,111,702 Lord Joseph Di Montfort SNP
30px 30px Saint Francisco Mariamburg Mariamburg 6,152,309 Lord Lucifer Welganfort NDP
30px 30px Westerland Kingston Ravenstone 5,587,237 Lord Leonard Clairmont
30px 30px Saint Lysander [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Saint Omar [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Saint Zeus [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Saint Jordinian [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px New South Dascunya [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Saint Nicholas [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Saint Kleos [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Saint Dominicus [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Saint Elysium [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Saint Issanna [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Shuquilat [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Minbarrium [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Lamanerda [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Apollinarius Isles [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Barnibus Islands [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Isles of Maria [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Kyriakos Islands [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Lavender Isles [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Lysander Isles [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Montague Islands [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Vispania Island [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Western Samuelonia Islands [[] [[]] Lord
30px 30px Eshwarya [[] [[]] Lord

The Provinces

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File:Samueloniacitymap.png

The Emirates

The Island Districts

Crown Dependency

Demographics

Population: 82,498,102

Birth Rate: 28.29 births/1,000 population

Death Rate: 2.88 deaths/1,000 population

Life Expectancy: male - 88 female - 96

Ethnic Groups: Samuelonian, (Including ethnic Eshwaryan, Shuquilian, Minbarri, Muhtassian, Lamanerdan, Farsi and Makian) Dascunyan

Languages: Lilian Ingalish (official), Shuquilat in north east St Samuel, old Lilian still spoken in some areas

Nationality:

noun: Samuelonian(s) adjective: Samuelonian

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 98.6% male: 99% female: 98.3%

Uneployment rate: 0% (Excluding Long term disabled)

Population below poverty line: 0%

Religion

See Religion in Saint Samuel

Cruisianity is the largest religion in Saint Samuel with over 30,000,000 citizens claiming to be Cruisian's. Mounism is the second largest religion in Saint Samuel with over 18,000,000 followers. Mounism is reported to be the fastest growing religion in Saint Samuel.

Religion plays a huge part in the every day lives of the citizens in Saint Samuel. Cruisianiy and Mounism plays a pivotal role in the history of Saint Samuel. North-East Samuelonia, is believed by many Mounists to be the holiest region on Vexilium and where Mounism began. The current Grand Mufti of Samuelonia is Mohammed Nazzirriem. The current Patriarch of Saint Samuel is Marco Vella Sianni the current Archbishop of Saint Samuel, Victor Mazzeranni.

Cruisianity - 58%, Mounist 35%, Other 7%

Cruisianity in Saint Samuel

There are many different divisions of Cruisianity within Saint Samuel. Samuelonian Orthodoxy is the largest Cruisian division in Saint Samuel, with over 18,000,000 followers. Papaism is the second largest division of Cruisian's in Saint Samuel with over 10,000,000 followers and the Church of Cruis is the third largest, with just over 1,000,000 followers.

The head of the Samuelonian Orthodox Church and the highest ranking cleric in Saint Samuel, is Patriarch Marco Vella Sianni, based at the main Samuelonian Orthodox Church, the Cathedral of Francisco.

The current head of the Samuelonian Papaist Church is Archbishop Victor Mazzeranni, based at the main Samuelonian Papaist Church, the Cathedral of Saint Samuel in Francisco, High Samuelonia.

Mounism in Saint Samuel

The vast majority of Samuelonian Mounists follow Sunnyah Mounism, whilse a small minority follow Farsi Mounism, Fenizic Mounism and Mauretanian Mounism. The current head of Suunyah Mounists is the Grand Mufti of Samuelonia, Mohammed Nazzirriem, who is based at the Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām in Hatta.

Education

The education system in Samuelonia is a mixture of state run, private, military and emergency service run and elite academies. Of these, a minority are faith schools, primarily Church of Samuelonia or Orthodox Cruisian.

Education is compulsory from the age of three to sixteen. Schooling is broken down into 5 stages, Nursery schools (age 3 to 6), Primary schools (age 7 to 11), High schools (age 12 to 16), college (16 to 18) and university (age 18+). After college stage, students must choose between going to university or national service.

Economy

Natural Resources: coal, mercury, zinc, potash, asphalt, iron ore, rock, salt, marble, barite, asbestos, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, pumice, fluorospar, feldspar, pyrite (sulfur), petroleum, natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, arable land and hydropower.

Agriculture products: fruits, vegetables, poultry, eggs, dairy products, fish, grapes, potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans, grain, olives; beef.

Industries: aluminum, machine tools, construction materials, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, and other consumer goods

Electricity production: 545.12 billion kWh

Electricity consumption: 515.12 billion kWh

Electricity exports: 0 kWh

Electricity imports: 0 kWh

Oil production: 4,535,000 bbl/day

Oil Consumption: 2,175,000 bbl/day

Oil exports: 2,200,000 bbl/day

Oil imports: 0 bbl/day

Natural Gas production: 150.9 billion cu m

Natural Gas consumption: 92.35 billion cu m

Natural Gas export: 25 billion cu m

Currency: Samuelonian Pound

Culture

Languages: Lilian Ingalish (official), Shuquilat in north east Samuelonia, old Lilian still spoken in some areas, old Eshwaryan in Eshwarya and Farsi in Farsiland.

Media

All media and communications companies in Samuelonia are privately run and have freedom of press. However they are monitored by the Royal Department of Media and must abide by a code of conduct. Breeches of the Samuelonian Media code of conduct include breaching a citizens human rights, slander and offense against the Crown. The code also forbids any television, radio or newspaper to be affiliated with or biased towards a political party.

St Samuel has a large number of daily and weekly newspapers. The most popular and most purchased are Empire News, Francisco Times and The Samuelonian.

Television in St Samuel is dominated by the 'Big Six' corporations. They are Samuelonian Television Corporation, Longerath Satelite Media, Imperium Media, Newburg Network, Diamond Broadcasting and Samuelonian Sports Network.

Transportation

Airports: 42

Heliports: 11

Pipelines: condensate 565 km; condensate/gas 6 km; gas 21,575 km; liquid petroleum gas 59 km; oil 5,094 km; oil/gas/water 161 km; refined products 4,444 km

Railways: standard gauge: 16,814 km

Roadways: total: 387,674 km paved: 387,674 km (including 3,523 km of expressways)

Waterways: 3,200 km (620 km used for commerce)

Merchant Marine: total: 449 ships by type: bulk carrier 24, cargo 54, chemical tanker 50, container 146, liquefied gas 17, passenger 9, passenger/cargo 65, petroleum tanker 33, refrigerated cargo 17, roll on/roll off 26, vehicle carrier 8

Military

Military branches : Royal Saint Samuel Army, Royal Saint Samuel Navy (including Royal Marines), Royal Saint Samuel Air Force.

Military manpower - military age : 15 years of age for voluntary military service; women can serve in military services.

Military manpower - availability : males 15-49 years approx. 14,800,000 females 15-49 years approx. 14,100,000

Military expenditure - % GDP : 3.5%

Health

Healthcare in St Samuel is privatised, however free healthcare is provided for the elderly, children, students, disabled and military veterans. In 299AP the National Healthcare Bill was amended to make it a legal requirement for employer's to provide it's employee's with healthcare insurance, seperate from any salary. A number of charities run by religious organisations, universities and community schemes cover healthcare for those not in employment or unable to pay for healthcare insurance.

Health

Healthcare in St Samuel is privatised, however free healthcare is provided for the elderly, children, students, disabled and military veterans. In 299AP the National Healthcare Bill was amended to make it a legal requirement for employer's to provide it's employee's with healthcare insurance, seperate from any salary. A number of charities run by religious organisations, universities and community schemes cover healthcare for those not in employment or unable to pay for healthcare insurance.

Sport

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Samuelonia has a strong sporting culture, such that it is sometimes said that the Samuelonian's are "sports-obsessed". Approximately 54% of Samuelonian people over the age of 15 regularly participate in organised sporting activities. Samuelonian children typically begin playing sport early, and among children and teenagers there is a high level of sport participation, both in school sport and private club sport.
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Various sports are built into the Samuelonian curriculum and in 307, the government made legislation whereby all schools would provide children with 2 hours of sports during the school day. Samuelonia has strong international teams in football, rugby, netball and field hockey. Samuelonia is also strong in tennis, track and road cycling, rowing and swimming. Cycling is the strongest of these sports, with thousands of roads closed to cars on Sunday to cater for safe cycling and events. The impact that sports has had on Samuelonian culture is enduring and undeniable. In the southeast the popularity of winter sports grows. Other popular sports include jousting, cricket, auto racing, baseball, athletics and boxing.
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Football is by far the single most popular sport in Samuelonia, registering the highest levels of participation and spectatorship, and is acknowledged as the national game. It is the sport in which the national side, which is governed by the Royal Samuelonia Football Association, is most successful in international competition. The Kings Cup, Samuelonia's domestic first-class competition, is the most popular national sporting competition in Samuelonia, and also attracts vexwide viewership from football-playing nations. Many of Samuelonia's most revered national figures are successful footballers, such as Sir Arden Westermount, the legendary Samuelonian midfielder and national captain, who is a household name. So prominent a part of Samuelonian culture is football, that it has been often remarked that the captain of the Samuelonian national team is the third most important national figure, after the King and the Prime Minister.

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Junior and school sports, along with college and universities has a large sporting calendar. National tournaments for schools, colleges and universities receive large support, with the National Schools League enjoying large crowds and funding. Many Samuelonian parents will select schools for their children based on its sporting achievements and facilities.

Sports links

Royal St Samuel Football Association

National Jousting Association of Saint Samuel

Royal St Samuel Rugby Federation

Royal Motor Racing Federation of Saint Samuel

Royal Samuelonian Tennis Federation

St Samuel national cricket team

RZOEAZ - Samuelonian Teams and Drivers

Tour of Samuelonia - annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in St. Samuel.

National Ice Hockey League of Samuelonia

See List of Saint Samuel cities

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