Randalia

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Free Republic of Randalia
Randalia
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Motto:
""Live and Let Live""
Anthem:
Sweet Home Randalia
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Randalia shown within Archanta
CapitalArborvell
'Largest cityRoscovina
Official languagesIngerish
NationalitiesRandalian (90%), Various Archantan (7%), Other (3%)
GovernmentFederal Constitutional Republic
 • PresidentElvis Montrose
 • Vice PresidentValerie L. Dixon
 • Chief Justice of the Supreme CourtOtis "Nimrod" Duke
 • Supreme Commander of the National GuardWilliam H. "Billy" Puckett
LegislatureHall Of Representatives
 • Upper houseAssembly o f Senators
 • Lower houseAssembly of Deputies
Area
 • Total635,844 km2
Population
 • Census (2015)18,682,503
 • Density29.4/km2
GDP (nominal)2013
 • TotalTBD
 • Per capitaTBD
HDI (2014)Increase 0.825
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Timezone+10.00
CurrencyDrake
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.rd'Bold text'Bold text'

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Randalia is undergoing an extensive redesign process and as a result several sections of this artical will change


Randalia is a country located in the southern portion of the continent of Archanta specifically in the subcontinent of Astrasia. It is bordered on the north by the Western Gulf of Archanta, on the west by Alormen, on the east by the United States of Archanta, and on the south by Unesia and territory AR120. Measuring east to west, its length is approximately 800 miles. Randalia has an area of 245,501 square miles (635,844 km2) and a population of over 18.6 million residents. Approximately 75% of the population live in communities with populations of over 1,000.

History

Origin and Early Years

It is believed that the earliest inhabitants migrated from central Uletha or elsewhere in Archanta, possibly an area in what is now known as Commonia. This much is not certain, but by the beginning of the first millennium the area was populated by a rough federation of tribes, chief of which were the Phrengal, Vell, and Cameron. Consequently, the area came to be known as "The Land of the Three Tribes". The tribes generally were peaceful toward each other. Occasionally skirmishes would break out most always territory disputes or issues involving livestock or water supplies but these were usually easily resolved. Generally the tribes cooperated building roads connecting their lands, trading with each other and holding inter tribe sports events. Toward the end of the eighth century, the nomadic tribes that lived south of the mountain ranges attempted to migrate north into the land of the three tribes. Individually, the tribes defended themselves somewhat successfully but over time proved to be a losing battle as the invading nomads gradually pushed further north. In 803, O'Dell D'randal of the Vell tribe organized a unified militia and successfully pushed the invaders out over a period of about ten years. Out of this alliance came to be the Kingdom Of The Randals. O'Dell was crowned as the first king, ,henceforth known as Odell I.

The Kingdom

Over time the kingdom began to be more csommonly known as Randalia. The capital was established at Wolftrap, in the Vell territory, near the present-day city of Havare. By the year 1000, many of the lesser tribes namely the Aragon and Tarax in the west, the Talen, who lived in the desert east of the Cameron, and the Laurene, of the coastal areas, had joined the Kingdom. There were factions of the Cameron tribe who lived south of the desert and woodlands and did not become part of Randalia. In addition, The Gel, of the hilly Southwest region, established their own country which came to be known as Gelesia. The “Treaty of Good Faith” in 1255, divided Randalia into six self-governing provinces - Phrengal, Vell, Cameron, Laurenia, Aragon and Taraxas, each dominated by its respective tribe.

The Republic

In 1856, King Roscoe the 13th decreed that a new constitution be drafted making the nation a republic. When the new constitution was adopted, King Roscoe abdicated the throne and National Guard Supreme Commander Yelbert Knott was selected as the first President. In 1860, President Knott was elected to a full 5-year term and subsequently re-elected twice more, serving until his death in 1873. The neighboring country of Gelesia, which had suffered a series of natural disasters and famine throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, was annexed by Randalia in 1867.

The annexation of Gelesia increased the total number of provinces to seven. In 1889, the Deer Ridge Agreement established the province of Midian, from the eastern half of Vell and southwestern Cameron. In 1918, the eastern portion of Phrengal split off and formed the Central Coast province which brought Randalia to its present total of nine provinces.

In 1996, Randalia became a founding member of the South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance (SWAEA). Allen Traxell was the third Secretary General of the SWAEA, from 2000 -2002. In 1998, The Gelesian Secession movement was founded. The first referendum, in 2001 was soundly defeated 68 to 32 percent. Two more referendums, in 2008 and 2014, were also defeated, but by increasingly smaller margins.


Geography

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Regions

1. Coastal Lowlands - relatively flat, 30 - 50 miles in width,contains sandy beaches, pine forests, and marshes

2. Coastal Hills - several ranges of hills up to 1000 feet in elevation just inland from Coastal Lowland

3. Northwest Plain - elevated with lightly forested rolling hills

4. Southwest Hills - Moderately steep hills, heavily forested

5. Central Highlands and Valleys - area between Idyllwyld Highlands and Carraway Mountains

6. Eastern Prairies and Desert - East of Carraway Mountains

7. Mammoth Ranges - along southern border, mountains over 10000 feet in elevation

The main rivers are the Phrengal, Glasco, Trant, and Cameron. Randalia has many natural lakes including Lakes Estrell, Zander (Big Horn), Arizal, Helvetia, and Delphine

Lowest elevation is sea level, along the coast. Highest elevation is 3430 m (11250 ft.) at Mt. Titan.

See also Mountains in Randalia

Climate

See http://opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/User:Asparagus/Sandbox/CountryProfiles/Climate

Average Maximum/Minimum temps and Precipitation for Selected Cities
Location January Max/Min(F) January Max/Min(C) July Max/Min(F) July Max/Min(C) Avg Rain in/mm Avg Snow in/mm
Roscovina 91/75 33/24 62/45 17/7 49.8/1264 n/a
Arborvell 93/69 34/21 55/35 13/1.5 37/92.5 3/7.5
Mustang City 95/75 35/24 63/41 17/5 18/45 1/2.5
Altavera 90/77 32/25 69/54 21/12 50/1259 n/a
Kara 89/71 32/22 52/34 11/1 50/1262 4.5/11.2
Arcadia 94/71 35/22 57/33 14/1 25/630 5.5/14.0

Koppen climate classifications according to geographic regions:

  • 1,2,4- Cfb
  • 3 - Cfa
  • 5 - Csa
  • 6 - BSh
  • 7 - Dfb

Government and Politics

The Constitution was amended 1928 limiting the President and Vice President to one six year term. Senators serve a maximum of two four year terms, and Deputies can serve a maximum of four two year terms.

Political Parties

The major political parties of Randalia are the Liberty Party, Constitution Party, and the Justice (formerly Law and Order) Party. The Liberty and Constitution Parties have dominated national politics while the Justice party has had most of its success at the local levels.

Elections

In every Presidential Election year, officials of each party meet at a designated location usually the last weekend in January to choose its nominee among current officeholders. State Governors, City Mayours, County Sheriffs. The Vice President is also considered. The election is held the second Thursday in April. The runners up at the party conferences are picked to be the Vice President candidates. There is no campaigning except for a three week period concluding one week before the election. The elected President and Vice President are sworn into office on July 1st and serve one six year term.

International Relations

Randalia is a founding member of the South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance (SWAEA). Randalia has diplomatic relation with other Archanta countries, specifically Neo Delta, Rots, Singkangia, Demirhanli Devleti, and West Commonia. Outside of Archanta, Randalia has diplomatic relations with Mergany. Plans for embassies in other countries are in the future.

Administrative Divisions

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Randalia is divided into nine Provinces. Each Province is divided into counties.

Provinces of Randalia
Province Abbreviation Largest City(Capital) Population (2015) Area (sq. mi.)[Sq. km.] Number of Counties
Phrengal PH Roscovina(Roscovina) 3,481,400 19,811 [51,325] 13
Velland (Vell-Land) VL Arborvell(Havare) 2,640,000 20,128 [52,146] 12
Laurenia LR Altavera(Centralis) 2,370,200 36,690 [95,052] 11
Cameron CM Mustang City(Mustang City) 2,527,300 44,339 [114,868] 8
Taraxas TX Pacifica(Cheyenna) 2,047,300 35,973 [93,193] 8
Gelesia GL Kara(Kara) 2,018,600 38,706 [100,274] 7
Central Coast CC Forrester City(Forrester City) 1,196,500 10,272 [26,613] 7
Aragon AR Aragona(Aragona) 1,371,500 19,651 [50,910] 7
Midian MD Arcadia(Arcadia) 1,029,300 20,705 [53,640] 3

Armed Forces

The Randalia National Guard (RNG) has evolved in the last 100 years into one of the most efficient defense forces of the world. The three branches of the RNG are the Air Guard, Coast Guard, and Land Guard. Enlistment is voluntary for all men and women between the ages of 18 and 26. The Supreme Commander of the National Guard reports directly to the President.

Economy

Business and Industry

Industries include but are not limited to electronics, automotive, farm machinery, textiles, food processing, and paper products. Tourism is also a major contributor to the economy.

Business, Retail and Manufacturing in Randalia

Agriculture

Randalia is home to many large and small farms and ranches. Corn,wheat, cotton and soybeans and produce are important agricultural products. Randalia is a leader in livestock production including cattle, sheep and goats. Citrus orchards are located in the subtropical regions mainly in the northwestern peninsula. Vineyards are located in the Trant Valley with the area around Springhaven being world renowned for its excellent wines. Randalia also has a significant commercial fishing industry.

Travel

Foreigners may travel freely throughout Randalia provided they are in possession of a valid passport issued by their home country. In lieu of a passport Astrasian citizens may purchase a Randpass from the Randalia Travel Bureau up to two weeks before arrival. The Randpass is valid up to one year from purchase.

Flights into Randalia arrive through the three international airports in Roscovina, Arborvell, and Mustang City. Connections to other cities are made via the domestic airline (Falcon Air) or Trailblazer Bus Line. In addition, a vehicle can be rented at any airport location

There are currently two highway connections from Unesia, at National routes R50 and R116.

Cities

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see List of cities in Randalia by population

Transportation

Roads and highways are all paved and well maintained. The major cities and towns are connected by a system of primary roads. Secondary roads connect smaller cities and towns within each province and also connect the primary roads. Each province has a separate numbering system for the secondary roads. A network of motorways connects the largest cities. Major cities have extensive bus routes. Roscovina and Arborvell have light rail systems. The private automobile, however, remains the preferred mode of transportation for most Randalians. The national airline is Airandalia which provides both international and domestic service. The four largest cities have international airports. The airports of Roscovina airport and Arborvell also handle traffic outside of Archanta. Several regional airports are located throughout the country. The national passenger bus line is Trailblazer,which provides domestic service between all cities and some limited international service. See also Randalia Department of Transportation

Highways

Numbering System

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Primary Routes connect the major cities and towns. Numbering is R1-R100 for interprovincial routes. Primary routes contained entirely within a province are numbered R101-R200

Secondary Routes Secondary Routes connect Primary Route to Primary Route and Primary Routes to other Secondary Routes. Secondary Routes are numbered 1-200 with two letter Province abbreviation.

Tertiary Routes connect Secondary Route to Secondary Route and connect Secondary Routes to other Tertiary Routes. They are numbered 201-999 with two letter province abbreviation.

Motorways connect major cities. Numbered M1 - M9. Bypass routes that connect motorways are numbered M101- M999.

Trunk routes specifically connect motorways to primary or secondary routes. Trunk routes that connects a motorway to a primary route uses the secondary route numbering system. Those that connect motorways to secondary routes use the Tertiary Route numbering system.

see Roadways in Randalia

Example of Primary Road Sign
Example of Motorway Sign
Route GL30, Gelesia, along Glasco River

Railroads

Airports

There are three levels of airports , International, National or Regional , and County. The three International airports are located in Roscovina, Arborvell.and Mustang City,

Utilities

The major nationwide provider of electric service is Randelec. Cities and counties rely on local companies for water, sewer, and gas service.

Sunset at Lake Helvetia

National Parks

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Five Lakes National Park w/Prosperity Peak in background
Mt.Titan National Park
Golden Dunes National Park
National Park/National Forest/Nature Preserve State/Province Area in acres (hectares)
Cloverdell Glades NP TX 179505 (72643)
Five Lakes NP LR 809108 (327435)
Green Point NP LR 377582 (152802)
Glasco Valley Nature Preserve PH 211121 (85437)
Golden Dunes NP LR 254588 (98172)
Gruens NF GL 1680984 (680271)
Helvetia Lake Valley NP MD 1016626 (411415)
Kelly NF MD 715588 (289589)
Kramer NF VL,MD 1790331 (724542)
Lake Estrell Nature Preserve EX 716477 (289948)
Mt. Titan NP GL 180083 (72877)
West Mammoth NF GL 2883002 (1166711)
Altavera Beach
R126 in Cameron

Education

Randalia has one of the world's highest literacy rates. Public education is free to all children through 12th grade. The University of Randalia was established in 1814 in Arborvell and over the next few decades satellite schools were located in several cities throughout the country. In the 1920's a network of provincial universities located central to each province was established, ensuring an institute of higher learning within easy reach of all citizens. There are also a number of private colleges and universities.

Higher Education

See Colleges and Universities in Randalia

Media

Major Newspapers

  • Roscovina Herald
  • Arborvell Independent
  • Altavera Star
  • Mustang City Messenger
  • Kara Lookout

Radio and Television

Randalia National Broadcasting (RNB) established radio service in 1931. It operates two networks, Network 1, primarily on AM consists of news and current affairs type programming. Network 2, on FM, broadcasts classical music and other cultural programs.

Randalia National Television began operating in 1953. RNT broadcasts a variety of cultural and entertainment programs. Randalia Educational Television (RETV) is operated in conjunction with the University of Randalia.


Culture

Randalians are lovers of many types of arts, music and sports.

Literature

Randalia's most well know author is Harold T. Westbrook (1926-2013), whose Science Fiction novels are favorites to many generations. Several of his books, most notably Space Journey 2111, have been made into successful motion pictures.

Music

Musical artists from Randalia who have achieved international fame include:

  • "Lonesome" Jack Willis (1936-1983), country music singer, 1958 - 1970's

Cinema

Food

Religion

The predominant religion in Randalia is the OGF equivalent of Christianity.

Sports and Recreation

The people of Randalia enjoy a variety of outdoor activities from spending summer weekends on the beach to snowskiing in the mountains in winter. Other popular activities include hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, hunting and fishing. Volleyball is the most popular participant sport. There are hundreds of amateur and recreational leagues and also a professional league. Gridiron Football is played at many levels and has become a very popular spectator sport. There is also a professional Baseball league.


Randalia Pro Volleyball League

Randalia League of Baseball (RLB)

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