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Leresso (pronounced /leh-RESS-oh/), is a country located on the northwestern coast of Antarephia. Leresso is bordered to the North by Respubliko de Ambro Marbordo and AN141c, by AN141c to the East, by the Hesperic Ocean to the South, and by AN141a to the West. Its capital is Aludres and the largest city is Desai City. It is a small country of 35,672 km2 (13,773 sq mi) and has a population of about 21 million people.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Infrastructure
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Culture
In 1764, an Ingerish galleon landed in the estuaries of the Kadmar River, in present-day Magenta.
On May 19th, 1849, Leresso gained independence from Ingerland, sparking a surge in cultural rehabilitation and a quest for self-identity.
During this century, an event known as the EGP, or Economic Growth Plan, started, specifically on April 8th, 1906, when a reformation of the Leressan economy happened. In 1909, a law was passed that started an initiative to industrialize Leresso and West Kadmar. What is now known as the "Leressan Cultural Revolution of the 1950s" is believed to have started on August 12th, 1951, also known as "Rainbow Tuesday". On this day, an Ingerish monument was painted in a rainbow, and 112,000 people gathered for the spectacle. This was honored nationwide on August 12th of every succeeding year, with the most prominent celebration being in 2017.
The Leadership of Sallan Madesta
Sallan Madesta became known in 1911 for spreading his ideas throughout the middle of Leresso. His ideals were most popular in the Western Lake Gavares region and around Beaudry. He spread ideas which he liked to call Sallanism throughout Central Leresso. Madesta felt that his ideals could completely change the nation for the better.
The Leressan Climate is mediterranean, with warm, sunny summers and cool, mild winters. The average temperature throughout the year stays generally the same, which is in the mid- to high-60s (F).
|Climate data for Aludres (Aludres National University), 2003–2015 normals|
|Average high °C (°F)||12.7
|Average low °C (°F)||11.1
|Average precipitation days||20.4||18.8||20.1||19.9||20.0||19.8||19.7||19.8||20.1||20.2||20.2||20.3||239.3|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||234.0||184.8||174.8||140.4||115.3||82.8||59.5||82.8||115.3||140.4||174.8||184.8||1,708.2|
|Source: Aludres National University Meteorological Database, updated March 2017|
Leresso is divided into 7 provinces, with one being semi-autonomous.
To the west, Leresso is bordered by the Federal Province of West Kadmar. West Kadmar is an Ingerish-majority semiautonomous province of Leresso that gained semiautonomy on October 2nd, 1975. Since then, the two regions have maintained close ties, and are strong allies. On the world stage, a little over two thirds of the countries recognize West Kadmar as an independent territory, whereas the other nations recognize West Kadmar as part of Leresso.
The Government is run by a President, who is assisted by a Vice President. They, along with their families, reside in Azuro Palace. There are also two separate bodies of government: The Assembly and The Delegacy. The Assembly is the smaller of the two government powers, though it is more powerful. The Assembly is made up of 5 members from each province, making 35 members in total. The Delegacy is the larger of the two powers, but is less powerful, though only by a bit. Each province has delegate members that are proportional to the population of that province. Kadantra Province has 12 delegates, Palomar has 9, Cymerra and Nuvema each have 7, Avilan has 6, Northad has 4, and Wyland has 3. This makes 41 total members of The Delegacy.
Law and judicial system
See also: OGF guide to embassies
- Bloregia: S Avarde Dr
- Ascot: Embassy Rd
- Anglaterra: Parliament Ave
- Auleus: Parliament Ave
- Wynot: Parliament Ave
- Gagium: S Avarde Dr
Leresso uses the rivan (Ʀ) as official currency. First introduced to Leresso and West Kadmar in the summer of 1889, the rivan proved to be a more efficient currency to exchange than its predecessor, the Ingerish pound. The rivan is produced by the Leressan National Mint located in Aludres and circulates in all the Leressan provinces, including West Kadmar. The leressan currency comprises coins of 1 rivan and 50 cent denominations and notes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar denominations.
The rivan has been designed and printed by the Reserve Bank Of Leresso, the Kadmar coat of arms appears on every coins and notes.
- the note of 1 rivan features the battery of Magenta
- the note of 5 rivan features the kadmar endemic hart
- the note of 10 rivan features the first ship to ever become part of the Leressan Confederate Navy, the L.S.S. Seruso
- the note of 20 rivan features the national swallow
- the note of 50 rivan features the Leressan Parliament, located in Aludres
- the note of 100 rivan features the avalanche lily, wich is the national flower
Traffic keeps to the right side of the road.
The main railway network in Leresso is KadRail, and serves Leresso and West Kadmar.
There are three major airports in Leresso: Aludres International (ALU), Beaudry (BEU), and Montecari International (MNT)
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The official languages of Leresso are Ingerish and Everian (Ïviryàno), whereas the national languages are Ingerish, Everian, and Northadi.
All signs around the country are written in both Ingerish and Everian. All Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary education facilities are required by national law to teach both Ingerish and Everian Linguistics courses. Some courses, such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and World Economics, are taught solely in Ingerish due to the fact that Ingerish dominates the world stage.
The Everian Writing System is one of the most unique in the world, and many scholars commonly compare it to the ultra complex writing systems of the southern Antarephian archipelagos.
Healthcare is not hard to find, due to the frequency of Hospitals. found in cities. According to the Leressan Demographic Healthcare Coverage Survey (LDHCS), the city with the most healthcare coverage, and the healthiest citizens, is Montecari.
Death happens still, but in Leresso, it is hard to believe that 2% of the annual deaths in Leresso are due to avalanches. Avalanches are somewhat common, and they, for the most part, take place on the eastern slopes. It is there that they get the most snow, due to the weather patterns of northwest Antarephia.
The National Flag
The national flag of Leresso is a very symbolic piece of art. The yellow fields simultaneously represent justice, the bright sun, and the north and south banks of the Kadmar River. The main color of the flag, blue, represents peace, vigilance, and the Kadmar River. The white on the flag represents remembrance, honor, truth, wisdom, and the snowy Kusanné Range. The four different blue stripes in the shape of a cross represent the four cardinal directions, and the star in the middle represents hope, unity, and prosperity. The two concentric circles are supposed to look like ripples in water, which represents the lasting effect Leresso hopes to create on the world.
In the western and southern parts of the country, Christic is the prevalent religion, whereas further north it becomes less prevalent. There is no national religion in Leresso; however, the native Northadi protest in front of Parliament to have their religion recognized as a religion.
There are several holidays that are nationally recognized by the Leressan people.
- Independence Day: 19 May. As of 2018, the country has celebrated it 194th Independence Day. Leresso celebrates Independence Day with parades, food, parties, and lots of fireworks. The firework laws are more lenient in the rural center of the country than they are on the coast, especially in Aludres. One of the most popular desserts to make on Independence Day is a "Flag Cake," in which the maker makes a flag out of different desserts. The yellow becomes lemon bars, the blue becomes blueberry tarts, the white becomes vanilla cake. It is very popular in the coastal and western regions
- Revolution Day: 24 June.
- Festival of Light: Second Friday of July to Third Wednesday. (2018: July 13-18)\
- National Day of Recognition: 7 November. This holiday was created in 1932 by Lidan Renatto, and serves as the anniversary of the death of Sallan Madesta, widely considered to be the greatest Leressan leader of all time.
Leressan cuisine is very vibrant. Most of the cuisine revolves around floral, herbal, and hearty elements in the food Leressans typically make. Here are a few dishes of note:
A typical Leressan breakfast constitutes of gebom, fruit juice, and eggs. Lunch is typically a hyevanotòme, or "spicy meat bun", which is a sandwich made of spicy beef or lamb with lettuce and tomatoes on a Leressan water roll. Dinner varies, but one of the most common dishes served in Leressan restaurants for dinner is hyomobes, a crusted fish dish, or kishyatom so tovtam bem, stewed spice meat with buttered herb bread. Dessert in Leresso is served at the same as dinner, and tends to be ice cream or gedebom.
The national flower of Leresso is the white avalanche lily, which grows in the mountains of Northad, Avilan, and Cymerra. The flower represents purity, remembrance, honor, strength, and courage.
Leresso has a national tongue-twister: "Setov to se yotes, vos te so toves," meaning: "Downwards to the ground, up to the heavens."
In Leresso, it is customary to knock on the door of a person's room once when entering and once when leaving, as it is considered to be a haven for that person, and knocking on the door signals your respect for that person's haven, and a request to enter that person's dwelling. This relates to the Leressan belief in aihyabenàd, meaning that every Leressan person has their own personal spirit that lives where they sleep, and guards them from èmaghai (malicious spirits) whilst they sleep.
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