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Anglesbury

Free Nation of Anglesbury
Anglesbury
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Head of Nation
 • First MinisterJaymes Blackwood (GPA)
Population
 • Estimate2 134 700
CurrencyAorangëan Dollar
(≈37.71 USD) (AOD)

Anglesbury is the largest and most populous nation of Aorangēa on Anglesbury Island off the South Western Kartumian coast. It was part of the Colony of Anglesbury from 1808 to 1836. The nation was formed from the northern and western parts of the colony which voted for independence, while the eastern parts remained loyal to the crown and eventually became the Ingerish overseas territory of East Anglesbury

Tram I3 on Haipipika Street in Whangiora

Etymology

The name's origin remains a mystery. Some claim it may be inspired by Captain Gustave Anglemeyer, a not too famous Ingerish seafarer, while others claim it may be religous reference to angels. It is also possible to be an archaic variant on the name Ingerland. The most cited origin is said to be a spelling error when the early maps were copied under influence in a pub.

Geography

Anglesbury has a population of 2 134 700 in an area of 16061.39 km² (6201.34 sq mi). The largest contiguous part is found on Anglesbury Island.

Anglesbury borders two Aorangēan nations, as well as two other countries. One of its northern islands is shared with New Ingerland and in the south east it borders the Ingerish Overseas Territory of East Anglesbury. The nations of Nao Rānga and Elleah are found to the south.

Politics

Anglesbury itself is a federation comprised of ridings and autonomous provinces, which have limited sovereignty. The autonomous provinces's territory and government may not be altered by the federal Anglesbury government. The ridings do not have their own government.

The biggest city by far of Anglesbury and also of Aorangēa is Whangiora, which is one of the autonomous provinces. Despite this, it is not the official capital of Aorangēa. The parliament and other federal governement buildings, as well as the embassies are located in a federal enclave within Whangiora.

Nao Rānga

Kiranēna River
Free Nation of Nao Rānga
Nao Rānga
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Head of Nation
 • First MinisterPayne Blankley (TKA)
Population
 • Estimate929 049
CurrencyAorangëan Dollar
(≈37.71 USD) (AOD)

Nao Rānga is a nation of Aorangēa located on all its three major islands off the South Western Kartumian coast. It was never part of any Ingerish colony and was a founding member of the Aorangëan Federation in 1836 and is divided into four districts. The districts don't have sovereignty, which means their territory, government and responsibilities can be changed by the Nao Rāngan government.

During the colonization period, most of the native population gathered in these areas while the colonists focused on areas which later became Anglesbury and the Youcestershires.

The biggest city of Nao Rānga is Otāngia. The city is famous for it's ancient castle which built by the Some Ancient People, and has been ever expanded and adapted to the current style of architecture since.

The ski resort of Yorakēa is a famous tourist attraction, which attracts nomerous visitors from overseas, for being one of the largest skiing area of the southern hemisphere. Visitor numbers have quadrupled since the 2010 Winter Games were held in Yorakēa.

Etymology

The name is of native origin and roughly translates to "The Blessed Valleys" and originally only referred to the southern part of the nation. Only after a unitary statehood was formed when the tribes united it started to refer to the entire nation.

Geography

Nao Rānga borders seven Aorangēan nations and territories, as well as two East Anglesbury. It therefore shares a border with every nation and territory of mainland Aorangēa. Nao Rānga is located on both sides of the unnamed sound. The smaller part is located in teh south of Anglesbury Island, where it borders Anglesbury, Elleah and Ingerish Overseas Territory of East Anglesbury

The main part of Nao Rānga is found in the northern part of Youcesterland. A small part is also found on Kiranēna Island. While the borders in the north west with Móllaigh and the Southern Territories in the south are pretty normal, there is a patchwork of exclaves in the south east involving Nether Youcestershire, Upper Youcestershire, Waikaori and the Duchess' Territory.

Móllaigh

Typical valley of Móllaigh
Free Nation of Móllaigh
Móllaigh
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Head of Nation
 • First MinisterUna Norris (CPA)
Population
 • Estimate423 730
CurrencyAorangëan Dollar
(≈37.71 USD) (AOD)

Móllaigh is a nation of Aorangēa on the northwestern coast of Youcesterland off the South Western Kartumian coast. It was never part of any Ingerish colony and was a founding member of the Aorangëan Federation in 1836. Its ethnical background remains a mystery. The local language seems to be an isolated language as no link to any other extant language had been found yet.

Etymology

The name refers to a mythical witch named Móllaigh n'Gnuach. She is said to have sustainably liberated the valleys form evil sprits in the 13th century. Her success is widely praised as it is an established fact that no dragons have been sighted since. Critics on the other hand claim that there are no records of sightings before either.

Geography

Being located on Youcesterland, the only nation bordering Móllaigh is Nao Rānga to the east. Only 7km across the Shearburn Sound the Southern Territories are found.

Religion / Witchcraft

Contrary to any scientific evidence, the belief in witchcraft is ubiquitous and is a major factor in Móllaighan culture. There are numerous credible records of sightings from centuries ago. Alas, since the invention of photography the number of sightings has decreased, while claims of malfunctioning photographic equipment has significantly increased, which itself counts as an irrefutable proof for witchcraft for many.

Nether & Upper Youcestershire

Nether Youcestershire
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Duchess of YoucesterAmelia I
 • First MinisterJasper Void (YPP)
Population
 • Estimate261 910
CurrencyYoucester Noble
(≈2.51 USD) (AON)
Upper Youcestershire
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Duchess of YoucesterAmelia I
 • First MinisterWright Bloodworth (YPP)
Population
 • Estimate157 219
CurrencyYoucester Noble
(≈2.51 USD) (AON)

Nether and Upper Youcestershire are nations of Aorangēa on the eastern coast of Youcesterland off the South Western Kartumian coast. Both originate from the Youcesterland Colony. At some point during colonial times the viceroy became hereditary duke of the territory. During decolonization, it was split into Nether Youcestershire (central east coast) and Upper Youcestershire (south-eastern coast). A small part of the territory became the Duke's personal possession which did not form part of neither nation but a federal territory.

The Youcestershires are dominated by the Youcester Plains. These fertile lands attracted many settlers and especially in the Southern shires of Upper Youcestershire, many still follow their traditional agricultural and pious lifestyle of the 19th century. Their self chosen distance to the modern society helped their local hybrid dialect evolve into a modern language.

Etymology

The Shires are clearly named after the City of Youcester, which ws itself named after a now abandoned village of the same name in Ingerland. The name can traced back to pre-Ingerish times, but unfortunately its meaning has long been lost.

Geography

Nether Youcestershire borders four Aorangēan nations and territories. Located on the east coast of Youcesterland all borders are in the west. There are major border sections with Nao Rānga and Upper Youcestershire and the Duchess' Territory. There is also an exclave of Nether Youcestershire which borders aan exclave of Waikaori.

Upper Youcestershire borders five Aorangēan nations and territories. Located on the east coast of Youcesterland most borders are in the west. There are major border sections with Nether Youcestershire, the Duchess' Territory, Waikaori and the Southern Territories. There are also some exclaves of Upper Youcestershire which border Nao Rānga.

Politics

The Duke or Duchess of Youcester is Head of State for both Nations, but has no political powers anymore. The two nations share a second parliamentary chamber, the House of the Counts of Youcester, which is also responsible for the Duke's Territory.

In both the Youcestershires, the Conservative Party (CPA) is not active. Its part of the political spectrum is instead covered by the Youceseter Peoples Party (YPP), which often acheives a clear majority at elections. Also relatively successfull is the religious party (GOP).

Waikaori

Fjords of Waikaori
Waikaori
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Head of Nation
 • First MinisterMirama Kiraka (NAY)
Population
 • Estimate186 100
CurrencyAorangëan Dollar
(≈37.71 USD) (AOD)

Waikaori is is a nation of Aorangēa located on both shores of the Seven Lakes Passage, which separates Kiranēna Island from Youcesterland. The regions is well known for its fjords, which form a major obstacle for the nation's transportation.

Etymology

The name is of native origin and roughly translates to "The Blue Lands" and refers to the Seven Lakes Passage, which is considered home to several ancient deities.

Geography

Located on both shores of the Seven Lakes Passage, Waikaori borders four Aorangēan nations and territories. In the south and east it shares a border with the Southern Territories and with in the north and west with Nao Rānga, in both cases on both sides of the passage. In the north east it has a border with Upper Youcestershire and it also borders Nether Youcestershire through exclaves.

Elleah

Free City of Elleah
Elleah
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Mayor
 • First SenatorNehemiah Kirk (ALP)
Population
 • Estimate268 570
CurrencyAorangëan Dollar
(≈37.71 USD) (AOD)

Elleah was founded in the first half of the 17th century by Kartumian traders from different nations. With a port open to most nationalities, it became a successful regional economical power. However, rivaling Kartumian ports and countries tried to gain influence in Elleah for strategic reasons. In 1877, when the threat to the security of the city became to large to cope with, the city decided to join the Aorangëan Federation.

Etymology

The origin of the name is as mysterious as the origin of the founders, but is likely based on a mainland Kartumian language.

Rainbow's End

Port Geddington, Aorangëa Rainbow's End flag.svg Rainbow's End
Rainbow's End
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Head of Nation
 • First Minister(IND)
Population
 • Estimate225 745
CurrencyRainbow's End Crown
(≈6.28 USD) (AOC)

The island Rainbow's End, is an Aorangēan island off the western coast of Pelanesia. It is named after a natural phenomenon present on the day of its discovery. The Overseas Territory of Rainbow's End Island consists of on the island itself and some minor islands off its coast. Despite named as territory, it is a fully integrated nation of Aorangēa. The oldest settlement is Harborough while Port Geddington is the biggest settlement now.

Etymology

The name dates back on the circumstances of the discovery. After weeks of rain and fog the weather cleared and the island apperad at on end of the rainbow seen on that occasion. It is also claimed to be named for marketing purposes to lure settlers expecting a pot of gold. In fact, most colonists found a tropical hell which could only be tamed in the 19th century

Geography

The eastern half of the island is dominated by an inactive volcano, whereas the western half and the southern coast are mostly flat. The lagoon of M'Oarua is located South of Port Geddington and is a famous tourist destination. The north western coast around Brewer's Pond is equally favoured by tourists.

History

Rainbow's End was bought by the colonial administration of Anglesbury in the early 19th century and therefore was part of the Anglesbury colony and only became its own nation when Aorangēa was founded.

Rainbow's End is the only part of Aorangēa, which has decimalised its currency in 1985. It kept the sovereign worth 60 pence which was now worth 100 cent. That means 3 pence are worth 5 cent and it mostly stays compatible to the other currencies. It was originally planned to roll out these changes on the other nations but the proposal has been stuck in parliament ever since.

Transport

There is a ferry connection to the mainland taking four nights and served up to thrice per fortnight. The Blueberry Hill airport offers connections to the mainland and to other international destinations.

Redbeard's Island

Road 155 from Emleyth to Seven Witches
Redbeard's Island
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Head of NationDavy Jones XIII
 • First Minister(ROP)
Population
 • Estimate26 534
CurrencyReadbeard's Island Doubloon
(≈9.43 USD) (AOB)

Redbeard's Island came under the control of a pirate only known as "Davy Jones II" in 1772. It became AN mandate in 1920 (Aorangëa Redbeard AN flag.svg) when civil order collapsed. It was handed over to the Aorangëan Federation in 1943

Etymology

The name refers to the physical appearance of the former owner of the island and was almost exclusively used as an exonym, while it was called Sunset Island by the locals. Only during the AN administration the name became widely used locally and eventually became the official name.

Geography

Redbeards Island is located in the Ardentian Ocean almost equidistant (50km) from Nao Rānga to the south east and Anglesbury to the north east. It is 20km long and 10 km wide, and has an area of 67.72 km² (26.15 sq mi).

Southern Territories

Southern Territories
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Head of Nation
 • First MinisterUyarak Yuralria (IND)
Population
 • Estimate10 659
CurrencyAorangëan Dollar
(≈37.71 USD) (AOD)

The Southern Territories cover most of Kiranēna Island and the southern parts of Youcesterland. It is not part of any nation and is administrated by the Aorangëan government and the Southern Territories Council. The majority of the population lives in the northern tip of the territory where the tourist resorts of Yorakēa spawn into the territory's most accessible and farmable regions.

History

When Aorangēa was founded in 1836 most parts of the two islands which were not under Ingerish control became part of Aorangēa. The mostly uninhabited areas in the South became the Southern Territories.

Geography

The Southern Territories are a mountainous region with many lakes and fjords and covers the central and southern parts. The area is mostly covered in temperate rainforest, some higher elevations are grasslands or heaths. There western half of Kiranēna Island is dominated by mountain ranges and fjords, while the eastern half is dominated by a central valley and smaller mountain ranges on the eastern coast. The Seven Lakes Passage separating the two major parts of the territory plays am major role for the territory's accessibility. The southern coast of Youcesterland is also mostly mountainous terrain is is also spardely populated.

Thuley

The territory is home to the highest mountain of Aorangēa, unnamed mountain which is located in the unnamed mountain range. The area also features the largest collection of glaciers on the islands. Despite its remoteness, the peak of unnamed mountain can easily be accessed by the unnamed railway from Yorakēa.

The two largest "island" of territory are in fact part on the mainland, but being separated by Lake Shackleton and Lake Bellingshausen they are traditionally referred to as islands.

Government's Territories

The Government's buildings andsome surrounding land are located in the Government's Territories to avoid having the federal government inside any of the nations. Most of the territory is found in Whangiora, Anglesbury.

Duchess' Territory

Duchess' Territory
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
Government
 • Duchess of YoucesterAmelia I
Population
 • Estimate-1
CurrencyYoucester Noble
(≈2.51 USD) (AON)

The Duchess' Territory ( or Duke's Territory) is the personal property of the Duchess (or Duke) of Youcester. The official name changes depending on the monarch's gender. There are only a few residents in the territory apart from the royal family. The settlements apparently located inside the territory are in fact part of either Nether or Upper Youcestershire or Nao Rānga. The residents only have voting rights in elections organized by the Federation of which none are currently held, as the General Election is organized by the nations, the President is elected through an electoral college and referendums have been outlawed since the 1953 referendum.

Amelia I, Duchess of Youcester

Amelia I (Amelia Beatrice Charlotte Doe, born 29 Februar 1996) is the Duchess of Youcester and hence Head of State of Aorangëa Beaminstershire flag.svg Nether Youcestershire and Aorangëa Beaminster Yellow flag.svg Upper Youcestershire. She was born in Fawltryncham and became Duchess in 2011 after her uncle, the previous Duke of Youcester abdicated and her father being ineligable since years ago.

Military Bases

The only military base is the Broom Lake Base near Whangiora and surrounded by Anglesbury.

Polar Base

The polar base on the Southern Islands is treated as Aorangëan territory for administration purposes without claiming sovereignty over it.

Wāhakea (IOT)

Wāhakea is an Ingerland Overseas Territory.

Ingerish Overseas Territory of Wāhakea
Wāhakea
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
GovernmentFederal parliamentary monarchy
 • MonarchGeoffrey VII
CurrencyIngerland Overseas Sovereign
(≈25.14 USD) (INO)
Drives on theleft

Moonshine Islands (IOT)

The Moonshine Islands are an Ingerland Overseas Territory.

Ingerish Overseas Territory of the Moonshine Islands
Moonshine Islands
Flag
Flag
Official languagesIngerish
GovernmentFederal parliamentary monarchy
 • MonarchGeoffrey VII
CurrencyIngerland Overseas Sovereign
(≈25.14 USD) (INO)
Drives on theleft
Flag of Aorangëa Political Divisions of Aorangëa
Nations Aorangëa Anglesbury flag.svg Anglesbury · Aorangëa Whingina flag.svg Nao Rānga · Aorangëa Upper Waikaoriri flag.svg Móllaigh · Aorangëa 3rd City flag.svg Elleah · Aorangëa Beaminstershire flag.svg Nether Youcestershire
South Aorangëa flag.svg Waikaori · Aorangëa Beaminster Yellow flag.svg Upper Youcestershire · Aorangëa Rainbow's End flag.svg Rainbow's End · Aorangëa Redbeard flag.svg Redbeard's Island
Territories Aorangëa Southern Territories flag.svg Southern Territories · TheHallowLandsFlag.svg Duchess' Territory · Aorangëa Government flag.svg Government Territories · Aorangëa military bases flag.svg Military Bases
Provinces of
Aorangëa Anglesbury flag.svg Anglesbury
AO-CoatOfArms-NA.svg North Riding of Anglesbury · AO-CoatOfArms-WA.svg West Riding of Anglesbury · AO-CoatOfArms-SA.svg South Riding of Anglesbury
Coats of arms of None.svg Whangiora · AO-CoatOfArms3.svg Yawkshire · AO-CoatOfArms1.svg Anglesbury 2 · AO-CoatOfArms4.svg Tarlivale · AO-CoatOfArms2.svg Rustwickshire · Coats of arms of None.svg Elmwood
Districts of Aorangëa Whingina flag.svg Nao Rānga Coats of arms of None.svg Naora 1 · Coats of arms of None.svg Naora 2 · Coats of arms of None.svg Naora 3 · AO-CoatOfArms5.svg Naora 4
Neighbouring Countries East Anglesbury flag.png East Anglesbury · New Ingerland.png New Ingerland · Wāhakea flag.png Wāhakea · Moonshine Islands flag.png Moonshine Islands
Flag of None.svg KA065 · Flag of None.svg KA067 · Flag of None.svg KA070 · Flag of None.svg KA072
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