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== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
 
== History ==
 
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===Ingerish Settlement===
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Bromley was discovered on 4 April 1730 by Captain James Henry Orme, who landed in modern-day Portslade. Orme quickly rounded up black indigenous Bromlavians and forced them to be slaves, who were made to chop wood and build homes for white settlers. A note was delivered via boat to the Ingerish government and monarchy in order to inform them of the new discovery, and Harold Cowper (later made Baron Cowper of Winburgh) was offered the role of Governor. Cowper landed on 21 March 1732, where by this time, new land had been discovered by Orme (now known as Dartleddon, Locksdon and Markenhoe).
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On 25 March 1732, Cowper signed the Folkstyne Declaration, which established the new Ingerish colony of ''Ingerish Bromlaeg'', the new capital of New Folkstyne, and Cowper as Governor of the colony. Slavery continued to flourish in Ingerish Bromlaeg, and white Ingerish natives were encouraged to migrate to the colony with a promise of economic prosperity. By the time of the 1814 Ingerish-managed Census, white people beagan to outnumber black indigeneous Bromlavians as a result of a combination of the death of slaves and increased migration of Ingerish settlers.
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One such family which owned a considerable number of slaves was the Dahl Family. Ivan Dahl, 1st Marquess Dahl, migrated to Ingerish Bromlaeg in 1750 and later became Governor in 1763. His son, Ivan Dahl, 2nd Marquess Dahl, succeeded him and introduced laws which took slaves' rights away and gave white settlers more power over their indigenous counterparts, before dying in office a 11 months into his term. His grandson, Ainsley Dahl, 4th Marquess Dahl, became Governor 20 years after his death.
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===Early events===
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After the death of a childless 4th Marquess Dahl in office and the end of the Dahl dynasty, Ingerish Bromlaeg became less stable as a result of the role of Governor being vacated without a trusted successor. As a result, the Ingerish Bromlaegan Army took control of the country while Sir Ashley Wright travelled from Winburgh to take over. There were several small rebellions which were quickly suppressed by the army.
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== Geography ==
 
== Geography ==
 
===Climate===
 
===Climate===

Revision as of 21:53, 5 October 2022

Former Unionist Colony of Bromley
Official flag of Bromley
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Motto:
"Dum Cresco Spero"
I Hope, I Grow
Anthem:
I Hope, I Grow
Capital
and largest city
Bromley City
Official languagesIngerish
 • Regional languagesHolmic
Ostafariuan-Je
Ethnic Groups
(2014)
White Bromlavian (48%)
Holmic (21%)
Black Bromlavian (19%)
Others (12%)
DemonymBromlavian
GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Republic
 • Prime Minister of BromleyWanda Salazar
 • Secretary to the Prime Minister of BromleyMaria Owle
LegislatureBromlavian Court
Area
 • Total107867.7 km2
41651.4 sq mi
Population
 • Census (2014)9,628,561
 • Density89/km2
231/sq mi
HDI (2018)Increase 0.772
high
TimezoneWUT+3
CurrencyUnionist Pound (U£) (UNP)
Drives on theleft

The Former Unionist Colony of Bromley, commonly and simply known as Bromley is a sovereign country located in north-eastern Antarephia, off the western coast of the Asperic Ocean. The country borders New Austland to the south-east, AN137f to the south, AN134e to the west and north-west, and Layr to the north. Its capital and largest city is Bromley City and the country is made up of 6 regions, two of which are considered to be autonomous by the Assembly of Nations.

Etymology

History

Ingerish Settlement

Bromley was discovered on 4 April 1730 by Captain James Henry Orme, who landed in modern-day Portslade. Orme quickly rounded up black indigenous Bromlavians and forced them to be slaves, who were made to chop wood and build homes for white settlers. A note was delivered via boat to the Ingerish government and monarchy in order to inform them of the new discovery, and Harold Cowper (later made Baron Cowper of Winburgh) was offered the role of Governor. Cowper landed on 21 March 1732, where by this time, new land had been discovered by Orme (now known as Dartleddon, Locksdon and Markenhoe).

On 25 March 1732, Cowper signed the Folkstyne Declaration, which established the new Ingerish colony of Ingerish Bromlaeg, the new capital of New Folkstyne, and Cowper as Governor of the colony. Slavery continued to flourish in Ingerish Bromlaeg, and white Ingerish natives were encouraged to migrate to the colony with a promise of economic prosperity. By the time of the 1814 Ingerish-managed Census, white people beagan to outnumber black indigeneous Bromlavians as a result of a combination of the death of slaves and increased migration of Ingerish settlers.

One such family which owned a considerable number of slaves was the Dahl Family. Ivan Dahl, 1st Marquess Dahl, migrated to Ingerish Bromlaeg in 1750 and later became Governor in 1763. His son, Ivan Dahl, 2nd Marquess Dahl, succeeded him and introduced laws which took slaves' rights away and gave white settlers more power over their indigenous counterparts, before dying in office a 11 months into his term. His grandson, Ainsley Dahl, 4th Marquess Dahl, became Governor 20 years after his death.

Early events

After the death of a childless 4th Marquess Dahl in office and the end of the Dahl dynasty, Ingerish Bromlaeg became less stable as a result of the role of Governor being vacated without a trusted successor. As a result, the Ingerish Bromlaegan Army took control of the country while Sir Ashley Wright travelled from Winburgh to take over. There were several small rebellions which were quickly suppressed by the army.

Geography

Climate

Subdivisions

Government and Politics

Bromley uses a unicameral system, with politicians regularly meeting at the National Assembly in Bromley City - the current speaker at the National Assembly is Robert Boland. The current Prime Minister as of 21 May 2022 is Wanda Salazar, who is deputised as Secretary to the Prime Minister by Jack Christie - both are members of the governing Bromlavian Labour Party. The current government consists of a left-wing coalition of the Bromlavian Labour Party, Liberal Bromley, Left Progression (formerly Communist Party of Bromley) and Black Voices. The opposition is led by Victor Thatching-Moss and the Bromlavian Conservatives. See Government of Bromley for detailed information

Foreign Relations

Bromley has had historically had a strained relationship with its neighbouring countries, Layr and New Austland. Minor conflicts often occur across the border, most notably in Kaytown on the New Austland border. Conflicts are usually related to territory and the issue of which country owns which part, with New Austlanders claiming ownership of Kaytown (Most countries recognise Kaytown as being part of Bromley). The Lyrian Government claims ownership of the autonomous region of Barkenfry due to its large Holmic population, while it is internationally recognised by most countries as being part of Bromley. This is a main issue in Bromlavian politics.

Bromley became a member of the Antarephian Coalition in 2015 following a referendum held by Prime Minister Julia Mary Stobart's Labour government, in which 61% voted FOR, and 39% voted AGAINST. This was seen as a turning point in improving Bromley's international reputation and cooperation, but led to several violent protests in more conservative parts of the country due to Layr's involvement in the organisation, meaning that border rules would have to be relaxed, and free movement between the two countries allowed. During a vote to accept Bromley's accession, Layr chose to veto it but then chose to abstain on another vote 2 weeks later, thus allowing Bromley to enter the organisation.

Members of the Antarephian Parliament for Bromley

Member Party AC Parliament affiliation Constituency Notes
Kevin Randall Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Erbale Leader of S-D/S in Antarephian Parliament
Jules Timpson Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Erbale
Myra Wanstead-Bird Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Erbale
Sam Djabadi Bromlavian Conservatives
  C
Erbale
William Percy Bromlavian Conservatives
  C
Erbale
Alfred McEwan For Bromley
  F
Erbale
Madene Seggè Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Barkenfry
Pav-Kyl Donga Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Barkenfry
Oscar Ballington Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Barkenfry
Chiir èRemon Communist Party of Bromley
  L
Barkenfry
Hendon Thatcher Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Lawrence
Lara McMartin Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Lawrence
Winston Pargeter Bromlavian Conservatives
  C
Lawrence
Joshua Williamson-Turner Bromlavian Conservatives
  C
Lawrence
John Wright Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Aderlard
Helga Gwent Bromlavian Conservatives
  C
Aderlard
Jane Felltham Green Earth
  G
Aderlard
Dankit Lekanstig Bromlavian Conservatives
  C
Rafferty
Jon Daniels Bromlavian Conservatives
  C
Rafferty
Leula Falstok Bromlavian Conservatives
  C
Rafferty
Lucan Player Left Progression
  L
Rafferty
Mek Gastedigetik Liberal Bromley
  LR
Westrange
Hira Estok Liberal Bromley
  LR
Westrange
Nolwenn Fragstid Bromlavian Labour Party
  S-D/S
Westrange


List of Heads of State

Heads of State of Bromley

[[File:|30px]] Governor of Ingerish Bromlaeg
Portrait Governor Term of office Party Notes
1 John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville by William Hoare.jpg Harold Cowper, Baron Cowper of Winburgh
(1681-1747)
25 March 1732

19 December 1747
Ingerish Unionist Party Died in office
2 Dorset1.JPG John George Smith, 8th Duke of Warwick
(1712-1763)
5 October 1748

1 May 1763
Ingerish Unionist Party Assassinated
3 George Townshend.jpg Ivan Dahl, 1st Marquess Dahl
(1720-1798)
5 October 1763

1 May 1798
Ingerish Unionist Party Died in office
4 First Marquis of Cornwallis.jpg Ivan Dahl, 2nd Marquess Dahl
(1741-1816)
3 May 1798

1 April 1799
Ingerish Unionist Party Died in office
5 John Jeffreys Pratt (1759–1840), Marquis Camden by William Salter.jpg Wesley George
(1741-1816)
21 December 1800

7 November 1802
Ingerish Unionist Party
6 William Thomas Collings.jpg Dr Charles Bowman
(1741-1816)
7 November 1802

30 March 1814
Ingerish Unionist Party
7 George Don.jpg George Seaford
(1775-1843)
30 March 1814

28 February 1819
Ingerish Unionist Party
8 Sir Colin Halkett by William Salter.jpg Ainsley Dahl, 4th Marquess Dahl
(1769-1830)
28 February 1819

13 July 1830
Ingerish Unionist Party Died in office
9 JHReynett.png Sir Ashley Wright
(1786-1861)
28 February 1831

19 August 1839
Ingerish Unionist Party
10 William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford by Sir William Beechey (2).jpg Calvin, 4th Viscount Whittaker
(1787-1850)
19 August 1839

5 January 1841
Ingerish Unionist Party
11 Hilgrove Turner.jpg Charles Jopper
(1799-1852)
5 January 1841

21 September 1850
Ingerish Unionist Party
12 Edward Adolphus Ferdinand Seymour.jpg Rinder La Valiente
(1818-1877)
21 September 1850

12 November 1854
Ingerish Unionist Party
[[File:|30px]] Prime Minister of The Ingerish Colonies of Bromley-Cambria
Portrait Prime Minister Term of office Party Constituency Notes
13 7thEarlOfGlasgow.jpg Jean Brohier
(1784-1871)
12 November 1854

17 February 1861
Cambria-Bromley Right Burwash
14 George-Hamilton-Gordon-4th-Earl-of-Aberdeen (cropped).jpg Lord Steel of King's Marsh
(1803-1868)
17 February 1861

2 July 1868
Cambria-Bromley Right Sarkton Died in office
15 Sir Henry Havelock-Allan.jpg Vincent Earl
(1800-1876)
11 October 1868

17 February 1872
Cambria-Bromley Right Drumchapel Resigned due to internal pressure
16 John Bright.jpg Deacon Gravin
(1809-1874)
17 February 1872

2 July 1873
Cambria-Bromley Right Crickleshaw Resigned due to ill health
17 Lord Stanley of Preston.jpg Abraham Ingles
(1812-1899)
17 February 1873

2 July 1899
Cambria-Bromley Right Bellamcole Died in office
18 Lord Zetland.jpg Joseph Holby
(1841-1912)
17 February 1899

2 July 1902
Cambria-Bromley Right Sarkton Central
Ingerish bromlavian colonies.png Prime Minister of the Ingerish Bromlavian Colonies
Portrait Prime Minister Term of office Party Constituency Notes
19 Lord salsbury.jpg Thomas Earl
(1866-1915)
2 July 1902

9 September 1910
Bromley Right Stratford Resigned due to criticism of Ingerland
20 Austen Chamberlain MP.jpg Baron Lawrence of Winburgh, Ingerland
(1847-1917)
9 September 1910

24 November 1917
Bromley Right Julius Overthrown + killed in Communist Revolution 1917
21 István Friedrich Hungarian Prime Minister.jpg Friedrich Farkas
(1881-1920)
25 November 1917

14 March 1920
Communist Party of Bromley None Communist dictatorship, overthrown by Ingerish coup in 1920
22 J.R. Clynes LCCN2014717260 (cropped).jpg Gerald Wilson
(1862-1938)
17 March 1920

12 November 1931
Bromlavian Conservatives Greenborough North Resigned due to personal reasons
23 Edmund Ironside.jpg Lord Roland Harting of Dartleddon
(1878-1951)
12 November 1931

22 September 1940
Bromlavian Conservatives Dartleddon Resigned due to ill health
24 Ann Rutherford-publicity.JPG The Lady Harting of Dartleddon
(1903-1996)
22 September 1940

16 December 1940
Bromlavian Conservatives City South East Serving while Lord Harting in ill health, resigned for husband to replace her
25 Edmund Ironside.jpg Lord Roland Harting of Dartleddon
(1878-1951)
16 December 1940

9 December 1951
Bromlavian Conservatives Dartleddon Died in office
Bromley Flag Update August 2021.png Prime Minister of the Former Unionist Colony of Bromley
Portrait Prime Minister Term of office Party Constituency Notes
26 Edmund Ironside.jpg Lord Roland Harting of Dartleddon
(1878-1951)
22 September 1940

9 December 1951
Bromlavian Conservatives Dartleddon Died in office
27 Hans Mayer.jpg Askin Pimm
(1889-1971)
9 December 1951

13 May 1957
Bromlavian Conservatives Whentringham
28 Theodor W. Adorno.jpg Robert Miltoney
(1909-1985)
13 May 1957

2 May 1961
Bromlavian Labour Party Haddenham
29 Johan van Maarseveen 1949 (1).jpg Jan Pimm
(1911-1967)
2 May 1961

28 April 1965
Bromlavian Conservatives Torvill
30 George C Wallace.jpg Arthur John Adams
(1916-1975)
28 April 1965

7 July 1974
Bromley Defence Party South Neames Sole party dictatorship, overthrown in 1974 coup
31 Jordi Pujol 1978 (cropped).jpg Shawn Acosta
(1930-2012)
11 August 1974

13 May 1977
Citizen's Interest Group éRacet South Party disbanded + election called in 1977
32 Richard Lamm (CO).png Jaycob Dean
(1914-1979)
13 May 1977

13 December 1979
Bromlavian Conservatives Hartley Green Died in office
33 Clare Short at the Energy Conference 2015 crop.jpg Wendy Cameron
(1930-2015)
13 December 1979

7 May 1993
Bromlavian Conservatives Warroad South
34 Pat Dodson 2010.jpg Bavin Costek
(1942-)
7 May 1993

1 September 1996
Bromlavian Labour Party Sint Willibrordus Resigned due to affair with Conservative MP
35 Alistair Darling 2014.jpg Ian Jessops
(1951-)
1 September 1996

18 May 2001
Bromlavian Labour Party Tamwill
36 Andrew Wallace.png Andrew Bitterford
(1963-)
18 May 2001

9 January 2003
Bromlavian Conservatives Thorpes Lost vote of no confidence
37 Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly (cropped).jpg Ibrahim Idris
(1950-2020)
9 January 2003

21 April 2006
Bromlavian Conservatives Narthwich
38 Bisera Turkovic (01119744) (cropped).jpg Julia Mary Stobart
(1955-)
21 April 2006

6 May 2019
Bromlavian Labour Party Imerdaynham Stepped down during election campaign for health reasons
39 Official portrait of Rt Hon David Lammy MP crop 2.jpg Winston Hargreaves
(1964-2020)
6 May 2019

11 December 2020
Bromlavian Conservatives Colsex Assassinated
40 Official portrait of Lee Anderson MP crop 2.jpg Mark Ashford
(1961-)
11 December 2020

4 March 2021
Bromlavian Conservatives Ironforge
41 Official portrait of Fleur Anderson MP crop 2.jpg Sally Hansen
(1978-)
4 March 2021

21 May 2022
Bromlavian Labour Party Woolford Farker Resigned due to allegations of corruption
42 Official portrait of Seema Malhotra crop 2.jpg Wanda Salazar
(1970-)
21 May 2022

present
Bromlavian Labour Party Scrabster

Economy

Demographics

Population

The Bromlavian Census records the country's population through a compulsory survey every 10 years during a year ending in XXX4. The most recent census was carried out in 2014, and the next one is due to be carried out in 2024. Some have complained about the census' accuracy in regards to population counts, as some rural off-grid communities are unreachable, and therefore the population is estimated to be higher than it is.

Census population figures

Year of census Population Change
1804 1,681,518
1814 1,753,003 +4.3%
1824 2,190,214 +24.9%
1834 2,372,576 +8.3%
1844 2,890,057 +21.8%
1854 3,133,559 +8.4%
1864 3,992,124 +27.4%
1874 4,544,912 +13.8%
1884 5,309,125 +16.8%
1894 5,582,439 +5.1%
1904 5,867,102 +5.0%
1914 6,219,791 +6.0%
1924 5,993,018 -3.6%
1934 6,103,512 +1.8%
1944 7,805,100 +27.9%
1954 7,984,681 +2.3%
1964 8,294,914 +3.9%
1974 6,984,681 -15.8%
1984 7,710,994 +10.4%
1994 8,857,129 +14.9%
2004 9,136,105 +3.1%
2014 9,628,561 +5.4%

Health

Bromley has a nationalised healthcare system, where Bromlavians pay taxes towards the BHS (Bromlavian Health Service). The government also dedicates part of its annual budget to Bromley's healthcare system. A study by the Antarephian Health Board scored Bromley's healthcare system with 59%, noting that capacity and quality of care were big issues. The current Health Secretary who oversees the system is Ggreg Ellinn, of the Bromlavian Labour Party.

Education

Ethnicity

Languages

Bromley's official national language is Ingerish, owing to its history as an Ingerish colony. The Bromlavian curriculum requires that schools in all regions teach the Ingerish language. There are two regional languages in Bromley: Holmic, which is spoken by families from the Holmic Islands, Layr and the autonomous region of Barkenfry, and Ostafariuan-Je which is spoken by residents of the autonomous region of Westrange as well as descendants from black Bromlavian tribal groups.

Signs in Erbale, Lawrence, Aderlard and Rafferty are mainly in Ingerish. In Barkenfry, it is common for signs to be solely in Holmic, but official road/train signs etc. must be bilingual. In Westrange, this is also the case in regards to Ostafariuan-Je.

Religion

Transportation

Road

Rail

Sea

Air