|Free Republic of Randalia|
""Live and Let Live""
Sweet Home Randalia
|Nationalities||Randalian (90%), Various Archantan (7%), Other (3%)|
|Government||Federal Constitutional Republic|
|• President||Elvis Monroe|
|• Vice President||Valerie L. Dixon|
|Legislature||Hall Of Representatives|
|• Upper house||Assembly of Senators|
|• Lower house||Assembly of Deputies|
|• Total||640,080 km2|
|• Census (2015)||18,714,500|
|• Per capita||TBD|
|HDI (2014)|| 0.825|
|Drives on the||right|
Randalia is a country located in the southern portion of the continent of Archanta specifically in the subcontinent of Astrasia. It is bordered on the north by the Gulf of Archanta, and on all other sides by the Federal States of Archanta, Unesia, and the United States of Archanta, going west to east. Measuring west to east, its length is approximately 800 miles. Randalia has an area of 247,136 square miles (640,080 km2) and a population of over 18.7 million residents. Approximately 75% of the population live in communities with populations of over 1,000.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Climate
- 4 Government and Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Cities
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Utilities
- 9 National Parks
- 10 Education
- 11 Media
- 12 Culture
- 13 Sports and Recreation
Origin and Early Years
It is believed that the earliest inhabitants migrated from central Uletha or elsewhere in Archanta, possibly an area in what is now known as Commonia. This much is not certain, but by the beginning of the first millennium the area was populated by a rough federation of tribes, chief of which were the Phrengal, Vell, and Cameron. Consequently, the area came to be known as "The Land of the Three Tribes". The tribes generally were peaceful toward each other. Occasionally skirmishes would break out most always territory disputes or issues involving livestock or water supplies but these were usually easily resolved. Generally the tribes cooperated building roads connecting their lands, trading with each other and holding inter tribe sports events. Toward the end of the eighth century, the nomadic tribes that lived south of the mountain ranges attempted to migrate north into the land of the three tribes. Individually, the tribes defended themselves somewhat successfully but over time proved to be a losing battle as the invading nomads gradually pushed further north. In 803, O'Dell D'randal of the Vell tribe organized a unified militia and successfully pushed the invaders out over a period of about ten years. Out of this alliance came to be the Kingdom Of The Randals. O'Dell was crowned as the first king, ,henceforth known as Odell I.
Over time the kingdom began to be more commonly known as Randalia. The capital was established at Wolftrap, in the Vell territory, near the present-day city of Havare. By the year 1000, many of the lesser tribes namely the Aragon and Tarax in the west, the Talen, who lived in the desert east of the Cameron, and the Laurene, of the coastal areas, had joined the Kingdom. There were factions of the Cameron tribe who lived south of the desert and woodlands and did not become part of Randalia. In addition, The Gel, of the hilly Southwest region, established their own country which came to be known as Gelesia. The “Treaty of Good Faith” in 1255, divided Randalia into six self-governing provinces - Phrengal, Vell (later called Korvaire), Cameron, Laurenia, Aragon and Taraxas, each dominated by its respective tribe.
In 1856, King Roscoe the 13th decreed that a new constitution be drafted making the nation a republic. When the new constitution was adopted, King Roscoe abdicated the throne and National Guard Supreme Commander Yelbert Knott was selected as the first President. In 1860, President Knott was elected to a full 5-year term and subsequently re-elected twice more, serving until his death in 1873. The neighboring country of Gelesia, which had suffered a series of natural disasters and famine throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, was annexed by Randalia in 1867.
The annexation of Gelesia increased the total number of provinces to seven. In 1889, the Argo River Agreement established the provinces of Revelant and Midian, from the eastern Korvaire and southern Laurenia. In 1918, the eastern portion of Phrengal split off and formed the Central Coast province which brought Randalia to its present total of ten provinces.
In 1996, Randalia became a founding member of the South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance (SWAEA). Allen Traxell was the third Secretary General of the SWAEA, from 2000 -2002. In 1998, The Gelesian Secession movement was founded. The first referendum, in 2001 was soundly defeated 68 to 32 percent. Two more referendums, in 2008 and 2014, were also defeated, but by increasingly smaller margins.
1. Coastal Plains - relatively flat area extending up to 50 miles inland. Elevation is from sea level to approx. 300 feet
2. Tarax Plateau - flat elevated area 1000-1500 feet in elevation
3. Southwest Hills - Moderately steep forested hills ranging from 1200 to over 2000 feet in elevation
4. Central Highlands and Valleys - Forested highlands up to 2000 feet in elevation and grassy valleys averaging about 300-500 feet
5. Eastern Randalia - The area located east of the Durf River containing grassy hills, scrub lands, valleys, includes Culverado Table and Wishbone Hills. Elevations range from about 300 feet to over 3000 feet
6. Mammoth Ranges - Mountains along southern border, 3000 to over 10000 feet in elevation also includes Elephantine Mountains.
7. Aragon Plain - Relatively flat grasslands ranging from 300 to 1000 feet. wooded areas along western border are over 1200 to 1500 feet.
The main rivers are the Jax, Phrengala, Fairfax, Durf, Leon, and Mustang. Randalia has many natural lakes including Lakes Estrell, Zander (Big Horn), Arizal, Helvetia, and Delphine
Lowest elevation is sea level, along the coast. Highest elevation is 3430 m (11250 ft.) at Mt. Titan.
See also Mountains in Randalia
Climate per geographic region:
- 1- Hot summer, Mild winter
- 2 - Hot summer, Mild winter
- 3 - Warm dry summer, cool winter
- 4 - Hot dry summer, cool winter
- 5 - Semi Arid, Hot summer, cool winter
- 6 - Warm summer, cold winter
- 7- Hot dry summer, cool winter
Precipitation occurs evenly throughout the year in regions 1,2 and 6. Snowfall occurs in winter in regions 3 and 6 and southern portions of regions 4 and 7.
|Location||Geographic Region||January Max/Min(F)||January Max/Min(C)||July Max/Min(F)||July Max/Min(C)||Avg precipitation in/mm|
Government and Politics
The Constitution was amended 1928 limiting the President and Vice President to one six year term. Senators serve a maximum of two four year terms, and Deputies can serve a maximum of four two year terms.
The major political parties of Randalia are the Liberty Party, Constitution Party, and the Justice (formerly Law and Order) Party. The Liberty and Constitution Parties have dominated national politics while the Justice party has had most of its success at the local levels.
In every Presidential Election year, officials of each party meet at a designated location usually the last weekend in January to choose its nominee among current officeholders. State Governors, City Mayours, County Sheriffs. The Vice President is also considered. The election is held the second Thursday in April. The runners up at the party conferences are picked to be the Vice President candidates. There is no campaigning except for a three week period concluding one week before the election. The elected President and Vice President are sworn into office on July 1st and serve one six year term.
Randalia is a member of the Assembly of Nations, as well as a founding member of the South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance (SWAEA). Randalia has diplomatic relation with other Archanta countries, specifically Neo Delta, Xsegunis, South Astrasian Federation (Astrasia do Sul), West Commonia, and Drull. Outside of Archanta, Randalia has diplomatic relations with Mergany, Demirhanli Devleti, and Al-Kaza. Plans for embassies in other countries are in the future.
Randalia is divided into ten Provinces. Each Province is divided into a number of counties.
|Province||Relation||Capital||Largest City||Population (2015)||Area (sq. mi.)||Area [Sq. km.]||Counties|
|Cameron(CM)||23485||Mustang City||Mustang City||2,147,500||42,213||[109,332]||10|
|Central Coast(CC)||25316||Forrester City||Forrester City||1,203,500||10,803||[27,980]||7|
The Randalia National Guard (RNG) has evolved in the last 100 years into one of the most efficient defense forces of the world. The three branches of the RNG are the Air Guard, Coast Guard, and Land Guard. A two year term of service is mandatory for all men and women which can be served any time between the ages of 18 and 35. The Supreme Commander of the National Guard reports directly to the President.
Business and Industry
Industries include but are not limited to electronics, automotive, farm machinery, textiles, food processing, and paper products. Tourism is also a major contributor to the economy.
Randalia is home to many large and small farms and ranches. Corn,wheat, cotton and soybeans and produce are important agricultural products. Randalia is a leader in livestock production including cattle, sheep and goats. Citrus orchards are located mainly in Geographic Region 1 in the subtropical climate locations. Many vineyards are located in the Celeste Valley with the area around Springhaven being world renowned for its excellent wines. Randalia also has a commercial fishing industry.
Foreigners may travel freely throughout Randalia provided they are in possession of a valid passport issued by their home country. In lieu of a passport Astrasian citizens may purchase a Randpass from the Randalia Travel Bureau up to two weeks before arrival. The Randpass is valid up to one year from purchase.
Flights into Randalia arrive through the three international airports in Roscovina, Arborvell, and Mustang City. Connections to other cities are made via the domestic airline (Falcon Air) or Trailblazer Bus Line. In addition, a vehicle can be rented at any airport location
There are currently two highway connections from Unesia, at National routes R22 and R99.
Roads and highways are all paved and well maintained. The major cities and towns are connected by a system of primary roads. Secondary roads connect smaller cities and towns within each province and also connect the primary roads. Each province has a separate numbering system for the secondary roads. A network of motorways connects the largest cities. Major cities have extensive bus routes. Roscovina and Arborvell have light rail systems. The private automobile, however, remains the preferred mode of transportation for most Randalians. The national airline is Airandalia which provides both international and domestic service. The four largest cities have international airports. The airports of Roscovina airport and Arborvell also handle traffic outside of Archanta. Several regional airports are located throughout the country. The national passenger bus line is Trailblazer,which provides domestic service between all cities and some limited international service. See also Randalia Department of Transportation
Primary Routes (National Routes) connect the major cities and towns. Numbering is R1-R100.
Secondary Routes (Provincial Routes) connect Primary Route to Primary Route and Primary Routes to other Secondary Routes. Secondary Routes are numbered 1-100 with two letter Province abbreviation.
Tertiary Routes (County Routes) connect Secondary Route to Secondary Route and connect Secondary Routes to other Tertiary Routes. They are numbered by county 101-200, 201-300, 301-400, etc. depending on the number of counties in a province.
Motorways connect major cities. They are numbered M1 - M9. Bypass routes that connect motorways are numbered M101- M999.
Trunk routes specifically connect motorways to primary or secondary routes. Trunk routes that connects a motorway to a primary route uses the secondary route numbering system. Those that connect motorways to secondary routes use the Tertiary Route numbering system.
There are three levels of airports , International, National or Regional , and County. The three International airports are located in Roscovina, Arborvell.and Mustang City,
The major nationwide provider of electric service is Randelec. Cities and counties rely on local companies for water, sewer, and gas service.
|National Park/National Forest/Nature Preserve||Province||Relation||Area in square miles (sq. km.)|
|Argent NF||KR||122533||1542 (3993)|
|Arphaxas NF||GL||98116||2047 (5301)|
|Cloverdell Glades NP||TX||127466||652 (1689)|
|Del Monte NF||MD||122418||1257 (3255)|
|Five Lakes NP||RV||119826||1760 (4559)|
|Glasco NP||CC||119822||583 (1510)|
|Golden Dunes NP||LR||122317||397 (1028)|
|Green Point NP||LR||122318||531 (1376)|
|Goliath Rocks NP||CM||130363||518 (1341)|
|Gruens NF||GL||98115||3831 (9922)|
|Helvetia Lake Valley NP||MD||98080||831 (2152)|
|Idyllwyld Hills NP||PH||119824||775 (2007)|
|Kelly NF||MD||98081||2909 (7534)|
|Lake Estrell NP||GL||127979||130(338)|
|North Elephantine NP||MD||122423||2076 (5378)|
|Quad Lakes||GL||119825||222 (576)|
|Redfearn Highlands NP||RV||122417||609 (1578)|
|Stanphill NF||CM||122424||1261 (3266)|
|Titanic NP||GL||119823||1362 (3527)|
|West Mammoth NF||GL||98078||1495(3872)|
Randalia has one of the world's highest literacy rates. Public education is free to all children through 12th grade. The University of Randalia was established in 1814 in Arborvell and over the next few decades satellite schools were located in several cities throughout the country. In the 1920's a network of provincial universities located central to each province was established, ensuring an institute of higher learning within easy reach of all citizens. There are also a number of private colleges and universities.
Randalians are lovers of many types of arts, music and sports.
Randalia's most well known author is Harold T. Westbrook (1926-2013), whose Science Fiction novels are favorites to many generations. Several of his books, most notably Space Journey 2111, have been made into successful motion pictures.
Musical artists from Randalia who have achieved international fame include:
- "Lonesome" Jack Willis (1936-1983), country music singer, 1958 - 1970's
The predominant religion in Randalia is the OGF equivalent of Christianity.
Sports and Recreation
The people of Randalia enjoy a variety of outdoor activities from spending summer weekends on the beach to snowskiing in the mountains in winter. Other popular activities include hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, hunting and fishing. Volleyball is the most popular participant sport. There are hundreds of amateur and recreational leagues and also a professional league. Gridiron Football is played at many levels and has become a very popular spectator sport. There is also a professional Baseball league.