The República de Honor, commonly called The República, or The HUR for short, is a Republic in central Valsora. It is bordered on the south by Hohenzburg, Dubokia to the north, and Osterreich und Ungarn (Including Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich) to the south-east. The República has an estimated population of 241,636,500, as of the 2060 census.
The República is a semi-major power on Valsora, and takes an active interest in international disputes, often intervening to spread democracy and for increased amounts of territory. Military service is a major aspect of everyday life in The República and the nation prides itself on its martial culture.
Much of The República is covered in deserts, mountains, and beaches, with an average elevation of 643 feet. Generally, each mountain has several miles of far more flat plains surrounding it, before the next slope rises up. These mountains have lead to the highly innovative architecture, most notably in the city of Lago plateado, capitol of the state Silverview. Near the base of the mountains, there is also a more traditional city stretching out several miles within the fertile valley between Mount Olympus and the coast, called Corfort. Where there aren't mountains there are beaches in the west, and deserts in the east. The HUR is connected to the West and Valsorian Ocean to the West, connected to the South Valsoran Ocean to the south, and landlocked on the East.
The climate of The República is extremely warm for most of the year. The only exception to this is the state of Peñaranda, which has an even warmer climate due to the distance it is away from the mainland of the República. Combine this with the long, beautiful beaches, and it provides a massive boost to the region's tourism. Apart from that one exception, however, The República is generally a extremely warm place year-round.
Due to the extensive use of nuclear power facilities, The República is one of the world leaders in terms of nuclear energy, and the environment reflects this.
The population of The República is 241,636,500 as of the 2060 census, and has been steadily rising for a long time. Inland, the population concentrated in large cities built into the mountains, or in smaller, sandy settlements in the valleys. Near the coast, there are several fairly large port cities, in addition to a large number of smaller cities. Due to the mandatory military service and martial culture, The República has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world.
The official language of The República is Spanish, and the secondary language is English. Most people speak both languages, and both are mandatory classes in school. Additionally, German is used mostly by the southern states.
The official state religion of The República is Sanquis Catholicism, although there is no requirement to ascribe to it. Adherents of Sanquis Catholicism and other Catholic beliefs make up the majority of the population, at 81%. This is because of a group known as The Templars seizing power in Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, and demanding The HUR hand over their non-christian population. Due to The República being very weak at the time, they complied, which reeked havoc among the populous. Recently however, a new religion known as "Valism" has been increasing in popularity, mostly in the more Germanic parts of the República.
Most of the population of The República is ethnically Spanish, and the climate hasn't done much to encourage the immigration necessary to change that. More than four-fifths of the population growth within the past decade has been from native births.
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Currency: The Eviría
Fiscal Year: 12 Months
GDP (nominal): ₪ 84.2 Trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: ₪ 138,870
The economy of The HUR is strong and fairly diversified, and it is necessary to keep it that way in order to maintain the nation's massive military force. A major portion of it is made up of the massive Retail industry within the nation, although in recent years the technology and software industry has been catching up. It is mainly an export economy, and imports are kept low due to the high importance that is put on remaining self-sufficient as recently introduced in the Autarky policy.
The culture of The HUR has always appeared to be a welcoming one to foreigners, with a definite focus on service and duty. While most Utopians are fairly rude, it is always with a calculated edge. This can be demonstrated through their definition of "Unemployment Benefits" which consist of offering well paid, but strenuous manual labor, or an auxiliary military position. Likewise, while on the surface their budget for foreign aid is incredibly low, this is because most of their foreign aid comes from their alliance, The United Alliances. This culture is likely a result of the nation's long focus on military service and the requirement that all citizens serve a four-year term in the Guard. Utopians typically have fervent pride from their nation, which has been construed as nationalism in the past. The HUR also hosts a massive gun-owning culture, with nearly 69% of the population having a gun in the house, and around 46% of civilians participating in a local militia. Utopians have a penchant for seeking their own justice, which often leads to trouble abroad when they take revenge on robbers themselves, rather than going to the police.
FLAG OF THE HOLY UTOPIAN REPUBLIC
The flag of The HUR is made up of four orange stripes on the top, bottom, and sides, and one large circle in the center containing a large blue star. The flag also features the old Utopian flag in the upper left hand corner, depicting the history of the nation.
The HUR has an average public transport system, which has undergone several overhauls since it was first built. It consists mainly of a massive system of above ground rail lines, which were first used in The Valsora World Expo. These railways connect to almost all significant cities, and many have smaller, below ground lines that connect to the smaller cities, forming one of the most advanced railways in the world. Within cities themselves, transport is generally provided by above ground monorails. Most cities are planned in advance to follow a strict grid pattern when on flat ground. When the cities meet a mountain, this pattern is continued on below.
The HUR island state Oceana has it’s own intergrated rail network connecting to the Shavaran mainland, provided by Mystic forest. Cities have their own, dedicated power supplies.
Nearly 100% of The HUR’s energy is produced from various types of nuclear energy. On the west coast, the majority of the energy is produced by massive windmill farms in the ocean, and the 3 enormous nucleaer power plants spaced throughout the region. The Eastern Desert and Tundra are largely powered by smaller nuclear power plants, supplemented by hydro-electric dams wherever possible, and several coal plants.