Toukoku

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The United Kingdom of Toukoku
東王国
Motto:
"In Progress and Enlightenment We Shall Thrive"
Anthem:
Kimigayo (君が代)
Capital
and largest city
Harukyo
Official languagesNihonish
Ethnic Groups
(2016)
Toukoku (47.51%), Ainuo (32.76%), Wa (18.52%), Other (1.21%)
DemonymToukoku-Jin
GovernmentConstitutional, Unitary Parliamentary, Social Democracy and Monarchy
 • Prime MinisterHaruka Yamato
 • Emperor (No Actual Authority)Emperor Taishou
LegislatureParliament of Toukoku
 • Upper houseHouse of the Shogun
 • Lower houseHouse of the Daimyo
Population
 • Estimate (2016)88,500,101
 • Census (2011)103,013,922
GDP (PPP)
 • Total$3.373 Trillion
 • Per capita$38,116
HDI (2015)0.931
very high
CurrencyTokoku Yen / En 円 (TKY)
Drives on theleft
Internet TLD.tk


Note: This Nation is still very early in construction, any descriptions of cities, geography, and other things are simply plans.

Toukoku (officially the United Kingdom of Toukoku) is an East Archantan Nation which has thousands of coastal islands along the Ardentic Ocean. Bordering Orlandia to the South and Balavalonia to the West, Toukoku is an incredibly mountainous and heavily urbanized nation, with 96.5% of Citizens living in Urban Areas.

The Total Population is very high, and incredibly densely populated, and over 90% of the population lives on or near the coast or within the mountains, with only one major city in the foothills (Yamakin 金山). Toukoku however includes many historical sites, particularly in the mountainous areas and around the Capital City; Harukyo, which has been the Capital City since it was moved from Yamakin to Harukyo. Harukyo is the most populous city in the nation, with a population of 16.8 Million, and a Metro Population of 38.5 Million, with 38.16% of residents living within the Capital Area.


History

  • Coming soon*

Government and Politics

Toukoku is still technically a Constitutional Monarchy, with an Emperor and Empress, however the Emperor and Empress have no power, and are essentially figureheads who typically show up at Ceremonies, Festivals in Harukyo, and at other events. In the constitution the Emperor and Empress are simply defined as "two figureheads who represent the people of Toukoku and their culture, however have no official power." Authority is instead held by the Prime Minister, however the constitution says that "all power and decisions go to the People of Toukoku, however the Prime Minister may still make decisions himself." The Prime Minister has veto power, however he may not make decisions without the "Consent of the People."

The Government of Toukoku is incredibly left-leaning, and very progressive. Same-Sex Marriage and Women's Rights to Vote were originally legalized in the Constitution, Universal Healthcare and Maternity Leave were in 1998 and 1976, and has never had any laws regarding Border Control. The Government heavily focuses on Equality, Education, Infrastructure, and Welfare, with many laws in each category.

The Legislative Organ is The Parliament of Toukoku and houses 293 seats, with 200 in the Lower House and 93 in the Upper House. The Parliament is mostly dominated by the Sakura Party, the Social Democrats Party, and the Freeman's Party, primarily Left-Win and Centrist Parties.

Administrative Divisions

There are 12 Prefectures of Toukoku, and 18 Metropolis Prefectures which consist of any city that has 1 Million or more residents and has a well-rounded economy. The 12 Prefectures are further divided into Cities (any with less than 1 Million Residents), Towns, and Villages. Most of the 12 Prefectures serve a singular purpose to contribute to the Economy of the Nation.

The most populous Prefectures generally have major train lines running through them, however more rural Prefectures will generally have 1 or two train lines running through them. The less populous Prefectures tend to be on the plains, where the cities tend to have a population around 1,000-30,000. Some of the most populous Prefectures are home to massive tourist spots, such as the Yukimura Prefecture, which has twelve of Toukoku's largest Ski and Mountain Resorts.

The most populous Metropolis Prefectures must meet five requirements before becoming a Metropolis Prefecture, which are:

  1. To reach a population that exceeds 1,000,000
  2. To have an economy that is not dominated by more than three areas
  3. To have advanced infrastructure in the terms of Education, Public Transport, Roads, and Energy
  4. To reach a citizen satisfaction rate of 75% or more
  5. To have a Per Capita GDP higher than the National Average within the Inner City

Geography

  • coming soon*

Climate

  • coming soon*


Demographics

Population

Toukoku has an estimated population of 116 Million Residents, which has been declining for the past 13 years. More people are immigrating out of rural areas into the Cities, and the population is expected to become nearly 100% urbanized by 2026, which is also the year that Toukoku Researchers at the University of Harukyo project that the population will reach 68.5 Million.

Toukoku has in incredibly high Life Expectancy, at 82.5 Years. The population has rapidly aged in the past 45 years after the 1920's Baby Boom was followed with a quickly declining Fertility Rate, which today sits at 1.18 Children Per Woman. The population is so rapidly declining that the population is projected to reach a low of 68.3 Million within 13-14 years.

The Population Decline has begun to cause many social issues, such as worries over the shrinking work force, the increasing cost of the Universal Healthcare, the lack of students in Universities which make up 2% of the population, and the Proposed "Natural Extinction of the Toukoku People." The rising rates of the Elderly Population sits at 25.6% currently, however it is projected to rise to 45% by 2050, and then steadily continue to rise.

Toukoku also has a very high Suicide Rate, at 21.6, and compared to the Homicide Rate of .3, Toukoku People are 72 times more likely to kill themselves than be killed by another.

Rank City City Population 2016 Metro Population 2016
1 Harukyo 16,808,272 38,546,734
2 Fuyukyo 11,092,441 38,546,734 (Within Greater Capital Area)
3 Natuskyo 10,616,043 18,091,516
4 Akikyo 9,875,012 38,546,734
5 Tohama 7,506,092 38,546,734
6 Minato 6,509,893 18,091,516 (Within Akikyo Metro Area)
7 Akihama 4,226,441 18,091,516
8 Mizuko 3,998,016 8,055,916
9 Yousai 3,526,616 12,041,062 (Within Mizuko Metro Area)
10 Yamakin 2,946,103 5,013,226
11 Fujimura 2,603,297 12,041,062
12 Edohama 2,109,446 38,546,734
13 Akihama 1,999,503 38,546,734
14 Aomura 1,864,031 12,041,062
15 Sakurashima 1,662,442 38,546,734
16 Aohama 1,421,091 18,091,516
17 Tokawa 1,208,667 18,091,516
18 Shirokawa 1,004,698 18,091,516
19 Kuroyama 842,061 5,013,226 (Within Yamakin Metro Area)
20 Edogawa 682,545 5,013,226


Language

The Official Language of Toukoku is Nihonish (spoken by 99.5% of the population), however there is also the Ainuo Langauge, which is spoken by 75.2% of the population. Ingerish is also a popular language, and 82.8% of people speak Ingerish. Around 72.6% of the population is Trilingual, however the rest of the population is mostly Bilingual, with a minority of Monolingual Speakers that make up .8% of the population.


Religion

Freedom of Religion is explicitly granted to the people in Article 24 of the Constitution. The Majority of the population of Toukoku is either Irreligious or follows one of two religions known as Sujinism and Oujinism which were installed as the Official Religion of Toukoku in 45 BC but repealed when the Democracy was born. Most people adhere to No Religion, Sujinism, or Oujinism, however there is a small Puritism Community in the Northern parts of Toukoku.

Rank Religion Percentage of Population
1 Irreligious/Ainuo Folklore 51.5%
2 Sujinism 24.2%
3 Oujinism 23.2%
4 Puritism .7%
5 Other/Not Stated .4%


Infrastructure

Roads

Toukoku has not invested much into the Highways of Toukoku, however recently the budget for the Toukoku Inter-Prefectural Highway (TIPH), designed as a massive highway which lacks a speed limit and has 20 lanes. Toukoku has had over 20 protests in the past five years however, as the construction of the TIPH has had to cut through several mountains and forests.

Construction on the TIPH was also halted in 2011 during the Shirohama Earthquake.


Rails

Rails and Trains are some of the most used modes of Transport in Toukoku, with over 50 Million people using trains each day. Bullet Trains and Maglev Trains are the fastest trains in Toukoku, and the fastest train in the nation runs at 480 Km/h and runs along Harukyo, Fuyukyo, Akikyo, and Natuskyo. In major cities Monorails, Subways, and Trams are all commonplace, and millions rely on Public Transportation for their commute to work or school.

The Inter-Prefectural Rail Line, or IPRL, is also incredibly popular and has over 350 stops in each of the 30 Prefectures and runs at a stop speed of 580 Km/h. It was started in 1995 and completed in 2005. During the 2011 Shirohama Earthquake the northern tracks were destroyed and it had to be repaired.

There are many trains in Western and Southern Toukoku that are for tourism, such as the famous Yukimura Skytram which runs through scenic mountain routes up to the Yamamura Central Hills. Praised for its innovative design, it is a giant ball modeled after a glass marble and won the Yamamura Province the "2015 Toukoku Innovation Award."


Waterways and Portlands

Toukoku has little use of ferries and ships, however the only way to travel along the Mizuko Island Chain is by ferry, which is mainly ridden by tourists. Recently the Mizuko Islands Local Government has begun construction on a faster route due to the increasing population of Retirees and Expats.


Energy

Due to Toukoku's geographical position, Toukoku gets over 50% of its energy from Hydroelectric and Geothermal Sources. Another plentiful source is Wind Power, due to the incredibly windy plains and mountains in the south. Solar Power is also a popular source due to the lack of precipitation in the Southeast Areas of Toukoku.


Universities

  • coming soon*


Culture

  • coming soon*