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People's Republic of Trash Island
Pipu Ripublik Trash Ailan
Trashislandflag
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Motto: Ridus, Riyuz, Risaikel
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Capital
and largest city
Plastic
Official languages English, Trash Island Creole
Minority Languages Chinese languages, Dutch, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindustani, Hmong, Jamaican Patois, Papiamentu, Portuguese, Spanish, Zhuang
Ethnic groups Multiracial
Demonym Trash Islander
Government Socialist Republic
• President
Peyton Clarke
• Vice President
Evan Williams
Area
• 
203,921 km2 (78,734 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0.94
Population
• 2090 estimate
11,000,000
Time zone (UTC-4)
Date format mm/dd/yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code +1 333
Internet TLD .ti
The People's Republic of Trash Island (known simply as Trash Island; Trash Island Creole: Trash Ailan) is a socialist nation located on an artificial island build by environmentalists in in the Caribbean, roughly northeast of Hispaniola. The island was created from several patches of garbage floating around the Caribbean and other parts of the world, including the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Trash Island was created on a platform of sustainability and respect for the planet. Though it was originally only settled by western environmentalists, the country received mass immigration from many Caribbean countries and nations around the world, making its culture multifaceted and unique.

Trash Island is a very interesting country because of it's unique creation and values. It's described as the greenest country in the world. Only a few electric cars exist on the island. The main modes of transportation within towns is with bicycles and with trains connecting towns and villages. The nation is almost entirely powered through solar panels and from sustainable resources, and 80% of the population is vegetarian or vegan.

Geography

Settlements

History

Presidents

A presidential term lasts for five years a president can serve up to three terms. Election day is in November.

  • Kelly Green (2026-2041)
  • Abigay Grant (2041-2056)
  • James Tourreau (2056-2066)
  • Rashmi Varma (2066-2081)
  • Angel Reid (2081-2091)
  • Peyton Clarke (2091-present)

Economy

Trash Island's main exports include organic food, renewable energy materials, and tourism. As for imports, meat is imported for the non-vegetarian market as no meat is produced in the country. The country exercises strict rules for businesses to assure it does not hurt the environment. These rules also apply to anything imported into the country.

Agriculture

Because it is an artificial island created partially from floating trash, the ground of the island is not well equipped for farming. Food grown in the country is mainly cultivated in greenhouses.

Laws

Because of its original platform of environmental sustainability, the country has radical policies to protect the environment. Littering, for example, can land a person in jail for 10 years. Furs are strictly prohibited in the country.

Human Rights

Discrimination against anyone based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or class is illegal.

Immigration

The Trash Island government and the majority of the population support immigration, as all of the people are either immigrants or descendants of them. Becoming a citizen of Trash Island is easy compared to many other countries. However, immigrants must go through much training on environmentalism and must sign many agreements to assure they follow the laws pertaining to caring for the earth.

LGBT Rights

LGBT couples enjoy the same marriage rights as straight couples. Changing one's legal gender is a constitutional right. Education on LGBT acceptance is given in elementary school.

Socially, attitudes towards LGBT people are varying on the ethnic identity of the individual. However, violence against LGBT people is very rare in this country, in contrast with other Caribbean countries. Many queer refugees have come from other Caribbean islands to escape discrimination.

Education

Demographics

Language

English was the original lingua franca of the island, though it has fallen out of daily use with the general population. It's used in higher education (high school and college), government, and it's the main language used to talk to foreigners. Around 80% of the population is able to understand basic English.

Trash Island Creole is an English-based creole language and the current lingua franca of Trash Island. It's used in local government and in education from kindergarten to eight grade. 95% of the country can speak Trash Creole. It's the native language of 30% of the population.

Trash Island was originally settled by many nationalities whose descendants have retained their languages. The constitution lists twelve minority languages: Chinese languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.), Dutch, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindustani, Hmong, Jamaican Patois, Papiamentu, Portuguese, Spanish, and Zhuang. Subtitles are available in all these languages for major TV stations. Only 0.5% of citizens speak a language other than these listed.

language Native Speakers (%)
Trash Island Creole 24
Jamaican Patois 16.2
Haitian Creole 12.8
Chinese languages 11
Spanish 9.1
Papiamentu 7.4
Hindustani 5.1
English 4
Portuguese 3.6
French 2.9
Hmong 1.5
German 0.9
Dutch 0.6
Zhuang 0.4
Other 0.5
TOTAL 100

The main sign language used throughout the country regardless of ethnic group has become Jamaican Sign Language, a variant of American Sign Language.

Culture

Media

Television

Trash Island broadcasts a variety of television stations in a variety of languages. For some channels, such as the news and Trash Island's locally produced Trash Island Central channel, have subtitles in all the official languages. Foreign programs are also very popular, and some western channels are available there.

Channel Channel Name Language Programs
2 News English (subtitles available) Locally produced news
3 Trash Island Central Trash Island Creole (subtitles available) Variety of locally produced shows: TV dramas, documentaries, game shows, etc.
4 Nature none 24 hour nature scenes
5 Weather none Weather with only numbers and symbols
6 Children's programming Trash Island Creole Sesami Rod, Dirtgirlworld, In The Night Garden...
7 Children's programming Haitian Creole Sesami Rod, Dirtgirlworld, In The Night Garden...
8 Children's programming Mandarin Sesami Rod, Zhima Jie, Dirtgirlworld, In The Night Garden...
9 Children's programming Spanish Sesami Rod, Dirtgirlworld, In The Night Garden...
10 Children's programming Hindu/Urdu Sesami Rod, Galli Galli Sim Sim, Dirtgirlworld, In The Night Garden...
11 Children's programming Spanish Sesami Rod Sesamo, Dirtgirlworld, In The Night Garden...
12 Children's programming Portuguese Sesami Rod, Sesamo, Dirtgirlworld, In The Night Garden...
13 Children's programming French Sesami Rod, 5 Rue Sesame, Dirtgirlworld, In The Night Garden...
14 Children's programming German Sesami Rod, Sesamstrasse, Dirtgirlworld, In The Night Garden...
15 Jamaican programming English, Jamaican Patois
16 Haitian programming Haitian Creole, French
17 Chinese programming Mandarin Produce 101, A Love So Beautiful, Dad, Where Are We Going?
18 Chinese/Hong Kong programming Cantonese
19 Latin American programming Spanish
20 Aruban/Curacao programming Papiamentu, Dutch
21 Indian programming Hindi
22 Pakistani programming Urdu
23 Portuguese/Brazilian programming Portuguese
24 French programming French
25 Chinese programming (Hmong) Hmong
26 German programming German
27 Dutch programming Dutch Sesamstraat
28 Chinese programming (Zhuang) Zhuang
29 Nickelodeon English (subtitles available)
30 MTV English (subtitles available)
31 VH1 English (subtitles available)

Music

Trash Islanders generally have a great appreciation of music. The most popular band is a girl group called The Single Ladies (TIC: De Singel Ledz), who gained popularity after a viral video singing Beyoncés Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It). It has five members named Rapenzel, Juliyet, Aleks, Beybi, and Bel. Foreign musicians are also popular throughout the country, especially hip hop and techno. Some popular artists are Azealia Banks, Le1f, SOPHIE, and Nicki Minaj. The most popular radio station is called Aluminum, which is at 104.6 FM.

Cuisine

Holidays