Cascande

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Pasteurat de Cascande
Cascande
Flag of the Pastordom of CascandeCoat of Arms of the Pastordom of Cascande
FlagCoat of arms
Motto:
"Garde-moi, mon Dieu : j'ai fait de toi mon refuge. (Psaumes 16:1)"
Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. (Psalms 16:1)
Anthem:
Paix des Nations
(orchestration of 1887 by the composer Jean Renaudon)
Capital
and largest city
Cascande (city-state)
Official languagesFrench
 • National languagesDutch, Igerlish
NationalitiesCascandais (61%), Niulutanians (15%), other (24 %)
DemonymCascandais
GovernmentParliementary republic
 • 5 pastors elected directly for 2 yearsEva Peck (luth'), Johan Reynaud (cath'), Genevra Beutel (luth'), Albert Voigt (cath'), Conradi Girolamo (cath')
LegislatureSynode
 • Upper houseConseil Synodal
Population
 • Estimate (2014)145,000
 • Census (2013)144,970
GDP (PPP)
 • Total$4.0236 billion
 • Per capita$27,755
HDI (2013)Increase 0.832
very high
CurrencyLatina Pound (LL)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.ca

Cascande (kaskɑ̃ːd; IJselix Nijderlenter: Kaskaand), officially the Synodal Pastordom of Cascande (French: Pasteurat Synodal de Cascande ; IJselix Nijderlenter: Synodaal Pastoorgemeint op Kaskaand) is a semi-theocratic parliementary republic in Uletha. It is a city-state embedded in the Republic of Niulutan Islands and lays on the island of Sankt Norbertus (Norber-ri).

Geography

Cascande lays at the northern part of the island Norberri, in cascande use named with the old name Saint Norbert or Sankt Norbertus. To the north the mountains ends with a cliff of nearly 100 meters in the sea. To the south the land goes soft to the sea-level.

In the northeast of Cascande are four small islands, "Adam", "Eve", "Kain" and "Abel", who are unhabited and nature protected areas. On the "Eve"-island is a pretty beach, which may be reached only with sailing boats. On a fifth island more in the south named "Lilith" is only one farm (belonging to the state of Cascande) for people, who will live simply for some time and two hotels with pretty beaches and a golf resort.

History

see main-article Niulutan-Riu

The town of Cascande was foundet 1522. In former times all the islands of Niulutan belongs to the theocracy of Cascande and so they all have a name after a saint person. This state were known as the "holy islands". In the end of the 19th century more and more islands declare her independence from the holy state and made step by step the republice of Niulutan Islands. Here native people and ulethian settlers without religious foundation work together. 1929 was made the treaty of Napiukon, that the islands are free from theocraty, but that Cascande is then an independent unit of the republicc of Niulutan with many own rights.

Government

Five "Pastores" (shepherds) were elected for two years, to lead the state. Each odd-year 2 and each even-year 3 are elected at the saturday of Pentecost. Each of this pastores must have studied christian theology. Only two time a person can elected again, so that 6 years is the maximum. Since 1984 women can be elected too. Since 1929 one of the five pastores has to be lutherian, but two of them must be catholic. In the most times threee or four of the pastores are catholic.

People

Cascande has 108 452 inhabitants (2013). 61 % are masculine, because most of the roundabout 38.000 students of theology are men. To be a cascandian means, to have a christian confession. So the 66.156 cascandians are 54 % catholic, 24 % lutherian, 10 % calvinistic, 8 % orthodox and 4 % with an other christian confession. Member of other provinces of Niulutan-Riu or other states (most khaiwooneese), who lives in Cascande, can have a religion they want. 2243 jewish people lives in Cascanda, but they are not citicens of Cascande, but of Niulutan-Riu.

Economy

Today Cascande is the world famous centre for theological studies. Meanwhile the theocratic Government has the tolerance, that open discussions are possible, not bound at the orthodoxe dogmas. So there are not only catholic students as before 1957, but too institutes for protestantic and agnostic studies and jewish and islamic institutes as well as such for other religions. The money for this universities are collected worldwide. The state of Niulutan-Riu give an not exactly known part of the cost of Cascande, hidden in the economy of the copper-trade and the advertising for tourismus. Tourismus indeed is an other important part of the economy of Cascande, often with a program to "inner show" in a calm and spirituell athmosphere.

On the other hand is an open secret, that in Cascande many rich or contoversial seen people of other countries had their "refugium", a flat or a villa where they can stay offside of the eyes of newspapers. Most prominent of them are the family Bretigny, the formerly kings of Zylanda. Here the state of Cascande takes discrete some money in sense of manus manum lavat.

Transportation

Cascande has a small net of three streetcar-lines in 1.000 m spur, named "A", "B" and "C". With line "A" can reached the airport. Other urban transportation is organisated by bus. Cascande has - together with the town Calevin nearby - a small regional airport and ferries direct to Tsakuna, the capital of Niulutan-Riu and via Calevin to other islands of the state and to Khaiwoon.

other

Cascande has one football-club in the league of Niulutan-Riu named "Cascande FC".