Controlita Feb 18, 2014 5:35:53 GMT -5
Post by Control on Feb 18, 2014 5:35:53 GMT -5
The Dictatorship of Controlita
People & Culture
Official Language: English and Russian are the official languages and work as trade languages, since most Contros are native speakers of one Kantran dialect or another
Demonym: Contros, part of a linguistic compromise from the Reunification. The language would be called Kantran, after the northern word for person, while the people would be called Contros, the southern word for people. The national name is a hold-over from the Invasion Era; it was the early Surdran name for their southern colony
Appearance: Contros are similar to North Africans in that racial mixing has created a diver population. All Contros are darker than Europeans, the lightest having toffee-colored skin, and tend towards dark hair and brown or green eyes. However, Northern Contros distinctly show the effects of Central Russian intermingling. Some northerners have blonde hair or blue eyes; many have distinctly Slavic features. Southern Contros have a more Germanic or English cast to their features, but still maintain the general Contron tendency to darker skin. Central Controns were the least affected by the people of the Invasion Era. They generally have dark golden skin and almost always have dark hair and eyes. Lighter coloring is stigmatized as a record of your ancestors having aided the invaders; almost all such people have moved, either north or south. During the Ascendancy, all persons less than half-Contron who refused to marry someone greater than three-quarters-Contron were expelled from the country, so any other races are only barely present.
Population: 2.576 billion NS (02/17/14), 162.7 million RP
Major Cities: Sargobad, Yotrovask, Stuartstown; Narograd (mining center in the north), Port Mary, Jotogrant
Life Expectancy: 62 years
Ethnic Groups: Central Contro 37%, North Contro (Kantran Slavs) 33%, South Contro (Surdra-Contros) 30%
Religions: Traditional Tribal(88%), Eastern Orthodox Christian (7%), Talosian (5%)
Technology overview: Controlitia is still a developing nation. Cars are beginning to spread beyond the wealthy, and electricity is present to some extent in most homes. Most villages have a computer and a television, though both are more widespread in the cities. Radios are present in most households. Modern technology is much more prevalent in industry and among the wealthy, who have the money to import or create such goods.
Currency: Tear (TE)
State: Third World, Booming
Exchange rate: 8.95 Tear = $1 USD/ 1 Tear = $0.11 USD (Although the economy is booming, the Tear was heavily devalued until recently and is still recovering.)
Unemployment rate: 2.75%
Major industries (NS): Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing
Major industries: Mining, Timber, Arms Manufacturing, Basic Manufacturing, Agriculture, Utm Fishing
Exports: Metals, Minerals, Lumber, Bumper crops, small quantities of utm oil
Imports: Clothing, Gold, Chemicals, Plastics, Rice, Coffee, Toys, Automobiles, Tobacco, Electronics, Hardware, Most manufactured goods
Invasion Era: Circa 1820 to 1923
Reunification Era: 1923 to 1996
The Ascension: 1996 to 2014
Union Era: 2014 to present
Capital: Sargobad, pop TBD
Government Type: Hereditary Dictatorship, Tribal Councils
Other executive officials: Regional tyrs
Legislative body: Various regional councils
Political Parties: Hah, what are these?
Geography & Environment
Total Area: 329,724 square miles (853,981 square kilometers)
Climate: Controlita is located in a sub-tropical zone; however, the northern mountains create a polar effect. The lower quarter of the country would be considered sub-tropical, but the central section of the country, already rising in foot hills, has a temperate climate. This climate continues along the north-eastern and northern shores of Controlitia. In the northwest, the mountains regions experience subpolar conditions for most of the year.
Highest Point: Mount Rossiya, 22,816 Ft.
Lowest Point: Dartyr Valley, -29 Ft.
Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Avalanches (Moskva Mountains), Landslides (Tosr and Trasm Hills), Flood (Marshes Wellington at the delta of the River Victoria, some rivers near the Moskva Mountains), Blizzard (Moskva Mountains, rarely in Hills)
Notable Geographical Features: Moskva Mountains, Tosr and Trasm Hills, River Victoria, Mount Rossiya, Dartyr Prarie, Lake Aleksandra, the Sherwood
Major Landmarks & Tourist Attractions: Mount Rossiya, Fort Bagration, Nelson's Rock
Geography Overview: The northwest of Controlitia is dominated by the Moskva Mountains. The mountains trail off into the grassy Trasm Hills in the north-central area, and the sparsely-forested Tosr Hills in the southwest-center. At the southwestern edge of the Moskva Mountains lies Lake Aleksandra, which drains into River Victoria. River Victoria drains off into the ocean in the midst of Marshes Wellington. To the east of River Victoria grows the dense Sherwood. The Trasm and Tosr Hills meet on the northeastern edge of the forest, and the rolling prairies of the Dartyr Valley lies in the loop they form.