Kaosha

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Gleiches Land Kaosha
高砂同等國
Flag of Kaosha
Flag
CapitalReinstadt
Largest cityReinstadt-Askunzion-Shangning Metropolis
Official languagesMeilanese (Kaoshanian Script),
Gaerman
Ethnic GroupsMeilanese (51.5%)
Baaschere Gaerman (35.5%)
Cinasians (11.7%)
Other (1.3%)
DemonymKaoshanian
GovernmentCentralized parliamentary representative constitutional monarchy
 • KingPow I
LegislatureKnesset
Area
 • Total100498.91 km2
Population
 • Census (2019)43,125,100
 • Density429.1/km2
GDP (PPP)2019
 • Total17.85 trillion Yuan
(2.28 trillion USD)
 • Per capita413,892 Yuan
(52960 USD)
GDP (nominal)2019
 • Total10.9 trillion Yuan
(1.39 trillion USD)
 • Per capita253,214 Yuan
(32400 USD)
HDI (2018)Decrease 0.894
very high
TimezoneKaoshanian Time (+2)
CurrencyGleiches-Länder Yuan
plr. Yuans
同等圓 (GLY)
Drives on theright

The Kaosha Same Nation (Gleiches Land Kaosha), previously Maessigerland(1965-2018) and Elutheria(before 1965), is a sovereign state located on the continent of Antarephia, with the capital city being Reinstadt. The people in Kaosha usually refer to their nation as either Kaosha, Elutheria or Kaosha; the official name Gleiches Land is reserved only for official or formal uses. International community often go by the name of Kaosha, for its shortness and easiness of pronunciation. The official language of the nation is Meilanese and Gaerman, both language are respected equally and taught in public schools. Nevertheless, Meilanese is more prevalent in the central government and western prefectures, and Gaerman is usually the only official language of local governments in the east.

Kaosha is well known for its quantitative petroleum export, heavy investments in fishing and agriculture, and is a major competitor of banking, information technologies, media and fashion designs in the region.

Etymology

Elutheria

The word Elutheria is most common used by Elutherian and Baascherian communities. It was used as the official name of the country before the 1965 Reformation. The word Elutheria is derived from the language of Eganian, meaning "freedom."

Kaosha

Although the word Kaosha (Mäßigerland) was coined in 1300s, earlier than Elutheria, it was not until after the 1965 Reformation that the country had officially adapted the name. The word essentially means "the modest and middle land" in Gaerman.

Gleiches Land

Perhaps the most interesting etymology of the country would be the word "Gleiches Land," the word for "same country" in Gaerman. Gleiches Land has been a native way for Kaoshanians to refer to their homeland since the introduction of Gaerman in the region. Back then, the communication between 2 Kaoshanians would be like:

A: Where are you come from? (Woher kommen Sie?)

B: The same country as you! (Der gleiche land als sie!)

Kaosha

The word Kaosha was coined up in 2018, when the country decided to go by the name of Gleiches Land. In order to avoid confusion among the Garmanic states, the Knesset decided to also adapt an another name for the nation. The word Kao comes from the Emperor Kao, the ruling monarch of Kaosha. Sha means sand, or in this case, soil, so basically Kaosha means "Kao's Soil."

History

According to archeology findings, the first human settlement could be traced back to 9,000 B.C., in nowadays Kresisleriana Island, Zento. Although exactly where and how the settlers got there is still a mystery, most scholars agree that they are the ancestors of today’s Baascher Natives.

The broken bones and cracked skulls suggest that the early Baascher tribes were not peaceful. In fact, when the Gaermanspracher merchants arrived at Kresisleriana in 1496, they are so terrified by the practices of the natives that they wrote “the people, and the land is so barbaric… They don’t have the idea of country, nor honour… You don’t see wars every year, or every months, but every week… Often will a tribe go hunt for some other tribes’ head, meanwhile yet another tribe comes and raided their homes even before they got back… Children have no father, women and men have no spouse, farmlands have no owners.’’’ The record was brought back to Gaermansprachig, and as a result of the description, for almost 200 years there had been no party that is brave enough to step its foot on the island.

It was not until 1671 when the second Gaermanspracher fleets arrived. They soonly defeated the native tribes with superior cannons and guns, and established the colony of Neues Eshein (today’s Fuchsrot).

Kaosha had its first population boom in 1790-1830, known as the ‘’’Meilane Welle’’’ (Meilanese Wave). Caused by the massive and bloody military conflicts between Commonians and the Ingerishs in the nowadays northern Meilan region. Estimated around 160,000 Meilanese seeked refuge in Kaosha. They mostly settled in today’s Nanjung and Mittelland region.



Geography

Transportation

Railways

Railways in Kaosha are the dominate means of transportation, especially for inter-coast communications. Gleiches-Landliche Bahn, or simply K-Bahn (K for Kaosha) is the owner of all Kaoshanian railway lines, it is owned by the Monarch and run by a board appointed by the Knesset.

Regional services, like subways, are mostly Monarch-owned, too. The subway in Handelshafen is HAUT or HAUT-Bahn, and the reference for the subway in L'Ort is PRT.


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Culture

Religion

Kaosha is diverse in terms of religion. 34% of people are not religious, 31% are Evangelisk Christians, 16% belong to the Mazu-worshiping, 9% are traditional Baascher religions, and Yewish make up 8 %; other religions, such as Catholisk Christians and L'Hopital-worshiping make up the rest 12 percents.

In terms of geological distribution of religions, the distinction between different provinces is clear. Mazu worshipers concentrate densely in the west coast region, L'Hopital worshipers are mostly in the central Lake Region, Yewish people compose some culturally instinct enclaves in Reinstadt-metropolitan region. Zento and Baascher Islands are home to aborigines and their unique Baascher traditional religion. Evangelisk Kaoshanianrs live mostly in the north, the southeast and north shore of Sun Moon Lake. Elutherene denomination is the dominating church in Kaosha.

Economy

Strategic Firms to the State

There are some semi-state-owned firms in Kaosha called the Strategic Firms to the State (國策企業), or simply SFS. The SFSs are

  • MCM: The motor/ heavy industrial manufacturer.
  • PetroMaes: The state-owned petroleum and chemical company

Government

Government Policies

Kaosha uses the metric system of measurement (meter, second, gram).

In Kaosha cars drive at the right side of the street. Railways, however, run over the left track.

Electic power to the customer is produced with 120 Volt AC at 72 Hertz.

The minimum age for one to apply for a driving license is 17 years old, sixteen-year-old, nevertheless, can apply for a educational license. Such licenses grant one the right to drive on local (not motorway or trunk way) roads in the issued province. . Agricultural machines operates in private land requires no legal document to drive. Ships and airplane licenses have no legal minimum age of acquirement, since the test for them are usually hard and considered impossible to obtain for non-trained test takers.

The legal age for marriage is 17. Homosexual marriage is legal, but marrying to a Kaoshanian spouse-of-same-sex could not be a legit reason for applying naturalization. The age of consent in Zento is 14 for girls and 15 for boys, and 16 is the age of consent in every other province.

The legal age for one to buy and consume alcoholic beverages under 10% is 16, for drinks with more than 10% of alcohol concentration, 17 years old is the lowest age. Spirits (over 46% of alcoholic content) and marijuana can only be sold in cups at certified pubs, having or distilling (or planting) any of them privately is illegal.

Smoking openly in public space is prohibited, while cigarette-consuming rights in private lands are subject to the will of land owner. In Kaosha, cigarettes are heavily taxed, but there is no limit age for buying one.

In national election, citizens older than 17 year old and have lived in Kaosha for over 16 months in the past 18 months can vote. In provincial and levels lower than that, whoever have lived in the constituent legally for over 16 months in the past 18 months can vote, regardless of nationality. The minimum age to run for an office depends on the specific title one is running, but non citizens and citizens with multiple nationalities can not run for office anyway.

Prostitution are only legal in designated areas and sex-workers must be registered beforehand. A health check is mandatory for sex workers every 6 month, failing to do so would result in the cancellation of Sex Worker's License. For sex workers under 24 years old (or 27 in Baascher Islands, Reinstadto), however, the cost of such checks are subsided by the government.

Pornography is generally legal, as long as all actors featured are over 17-year-old. In sex industry, firms are heavily taxed, while not so much for independent productions.

Child labors are illegal.

Government Structure

Kaosha has a rather complex and unique government structure in the world. The government is separated into 4 branches, the legislative, the judiciary and 2 executive branches. The legislative branch is a unicameral parliament, the Knesset; the judiciary is divided into 4 levels; the first executive branch, the Cabinet, is elected among the Knesset members, while the second executive branch, the Council of Tribunes, is elected directly from the people. The Council of Tribune, or simply the Council, is in charge of social welfare, universal health care, civil service examination and has monitoring power.

Kaosha is a constitutional monarchy. The unicameral legislature body of the nation is the Knesset. The Knesset passes laws, elects Chancellor, approves the cabinet, and supervises the work of the government. Moreover, the Knesset elects the state comptroller. It also has the power to declare war, remove the chancellor and the state comptroller from office, and dissolve itself and call new elections. The Monarch of Kaosha may also dissolve the Knesset. The Knesset is situated in Reinstadt.

The Knesset is made up of 100 members. Each province (and oversea Kaoshanianrs) is a multi-member constituency and the number of seats is according to its population. The term of service is 3 years. All voting are not electronic, proxy vote is not allowed. As of May 2018, the constitution of the Knesset is shown as the following:

File:Parliament of Kaosha as of 2018.svg
  Evangelisk Party of Kaosha: 3 seats
  Party of Commerce: 6 seats
  Conservative Party: 42 seats
  Progressive Party: 27 seats
  Labour Party: 16 seats
  Green Party: 5 seats
  Communist Party: 1 seat


Administrative divisions

Structural Heirarchy of Administrative Divisions in Kaosha
First LEvel Second level Third Level Fourth Level
Ingerish Meilanese Gaerman Ingerish Meilanese Gaerman Ingerish Meilanese Gaerman Ingerish Meilanese Gaerman
Prefecture Präfektur City Stadt Borough or City Districts Stadtbezirk City Planning Bureau 城市規劃局 Stadtplanungsamt
Community 社區 Geminde
Region Bezirk Landkreis Landkreis
Inselkreis 島廳 Inselkreis
Autonomous Kreis 自治鄉、自治島 Autonomer Kreis
Unincorporated Area 非建制地區 Nichtrechtsfähige Stiftung
Designated City 指定都市 Designierte Stadt Borough or City Districts Stadtbezirk City Planning Bureau 城市規劃局 Stadtplanungsamt
Community 社區 Geminde
Designated Region 指定郡 Designierter Bezirk Special Kreis 特別廳 Besonderer Kreis Region Planning Bureau 廳規劃局 Kreisplanungsamt
Community 社區 Geminde
Free City 自由市 Freie Stadt Borough or City Districts Stadtbezirk Region Planning Bureau 城市規劃局 Kreisplanungsamt
Community 社區 Geminde

Education

Education in Kaosha consists of three tiers: primary/elementary education (grades 1-4, approx. ages 6–10), middle school (grades 5-8, approx. ages 10–14) and high school (grades 9-12, approx. ages 14–18). All of the three tiers are compulsory education.

The school years in Kaosha begins in mid January and ends in mid November. The Autumn brake is the first 3 weeks of April, and the Winter Brake is in the last 3 weeks of July. There're 3 semesters in Kaosha, with the Autumn Brake and the Winter brake separating them.

Single gender schools is common in elementary and high school level, while way less observed in middle schools.

Higher Education

The Matura, or the entrance test to the colleges, take place every early September. There are 14 subjects, with 15 being the perfect score of each of them, to be taken by the 12-graders. Typically, the score of Matura determines who get to enter the second part of college entrance test, the INTERVIEEEW.

Higher education in Kaosha is mostly public. There are 4 universities, with 3 more still being constructed:

  • Handelshafen University
  • National Meilanese University
  • Academy of Politics and Military
  • Saopo University
  • St. Herreignen College (expected to open in 2019)
  • Chisim University for Women (expected to open in 2023)
  • Kaoshanian University of Arts and Theatrical Studies (being constructed)


Law Enforcement

Law enforcement in Kaosha is provided by multiple police forces. The Regular Police (警察) is the civil police force at Fief level who oversees transportation and patrols. The Aufsehers (警視) oversees regular police at the provincial level, and is responsible for investigating and inter-Fief law-enforcing. The Hauptpolizei (高等警察) and the Department of Patrol deals with inter-provincial activities as well as international crime investigations, the difference is the Hauptpolizei is responsible to the Knesset, while the DoP directly receive order from the Monarch.

There are also law enforcers that only serve certain part of the society, too. To name a few, the Bahnaufsehers (鐵路警視) patrols the railway system, the Wasserpolizei (水警) takes care of water-related activities, and Superhauptpolizei (特別高等警察) investigates crimes related to elections, political scandals, royalties and Knesset members.]