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'''Earned citizenship''' Yes, automatically, after maintaining a primary residence in Borevvia for more than 270 days per year for 10 years, or by application, after maintaining a residence for more than 200 days a year for at least 3 years.
 
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'''Heads of State''' First Minister Jaco Turr & Second Minister Cynthia Platt of the National Democratic Party (elected 2010, 2014, 2020)
 
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Revision as of 18:04, 21 November 2020

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The Sovereign Kingdom of Borevvia
Borevvia
Official flag used since 1929
Flag
Motto:
"Forever of the People"
Anthem:
Ode to Solaria
CapitalAtlaine
Largest cityRoldayton
Official languagesEnglish
 • National languagesBurev
 • Regional languagesLussaic
DemonymBorevvian, Solarian
GovernmentParliamentary Republic
 • First MinisterJaco Turr
 • Second MinisterCynthia Platt
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseHouse of Delegates
Area
 • Total88,229.58 km2
34,065.63 sq mi
Population
 • Census (2019)13,735,502
 • Density155.7/km2
403.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP)
 • Totalβ911.1b
 • Per capitaβ66,331.76
HDI (2019)0.941
very high
CurrencyBorev (β) (BOR)
Drives on theLeft
Internet TLD.bv

Borevvia (formerly or coloquially known as Solaria) is a sovereign state situated on the eastern coast of Archanta Major, or rather in North Archanta, south of Drenth-Line-Feze, bordering Utopis to the south, Merganien to the east, and Wintania to the west. Borevvia gained independence in 1799 and capitalised on the progresses of the Industrial Revolution over the course of the following century, quickly becoming a densely populated, culturally rich, economically potent world player. In the 21st century, Borevvia has leveraged its global standing thanks to its thriving consumer industries, namely the production of light vehicles and electronics, and through the sustainable exports of its natural resources. Borevvia's government is controlled by three main parties (socialist-left Labour, moderate-left National Democratic Party, or NDP , and the Centrist Coalition). Borevvia's citizens vote every four years for a First Minister and Second Minister, who are both appointed as a pair by their parties, and every two years on parliament members, who are awarded to individual states or counties in proportion to population. First and Second Ministers can serve two terms unless they can win 75% or more of the popular vote. Borevvia's government is known for progressive policy and inclusive tripartisan politics, and the country as a whole is known for sustainable climate and business practice, for its stable economy, social safety nets including public healthcare options and excellent public railway systems, as well as natural and architectural beauty and an extremely prevalent middle class, of which 81% of the country's population is estimated to belong.

Statistics & Information

Population

Population 13,735,502 (late 2020 est.)

Population Density (citizens per square kilometre) 155.7

Nationalities & Adjectives Borevvian, Solarian, Borev, BV (abbreviation), SL (abbreviation)

Median Age 41.7 y.o.

Population Change Rate (year-over-year) -0.09%

Population Distribution Coastlines and flat terrains traditionally attracted thick settlement. Large concentrations of population in the northern and western areas of the country, especially on the west coast, which is known as the Coast of Ores. The eastern and southern parts of the country, typically hotter and flatter, and with more fertile soil, attracted more agricultural and rural land uses. Notably, the Lussaic Rainforest International Area of Natural Beauty (LRIAoNB) is home to several small groups of indigenous Archantan peoples, whose rights and land claims have been respected by the Borevvian government especially since the passing of the Indigenous Peoples Protection Act in 1865. Otherwise, Lussaia is extremely sparsely populated, accounting for just 1.9% of the country's civilization but for a huge percent of its land holdings. The Lussaic Rainforest is protected by several national and international laws as it is a major source of biodiversity and oxygen production.

Population Distribution by Area Urban, Suburban, Exurban (thickly-settled areas) (70.7%), other areas (29.3%).

Population of Important Cities (2020 est.)


Life Expectancy at Birth 82.1 years

Clean water access 100% of population

Electricity access 99.4% of population

Homelessness rate 0.13% of population

Access to healthcare at least once a year 100% of population

Current Health Expenditure 9.3% of GDP

Physicians per 1000 citizens 3.1

Hospital beds per 1000 citizens 5.8

Adult obesity rate 9.6%

Current Public Education Expenditure 8.1% of GDP

Literacy over age 10 100%

Unemployment 3.2%


Geography

Location Eastern Archanta (Archanta Major), bordering Utopis, Merganien, and Wintania by land, and Drenth-Line-Feze by water. Geographic Coordinates -2.309/168.050

Territorial Area 88,229.58 sq. km (34,065 sq. mi.), including water

Climate Short, wet winters, with heavy rain but little to no snowfall, and long, humid summers. Average temperatures range from 38 degrees fahrenheit in January (the coldest month) to 92 degrees fahrenheit in August (the warmest month). The varied temperatures in the country are unusual for a country so near to an equator, and several theories exist as to why Borevvia's temperatures can drop to such lows in the colder months.

Terrain & Elevation Terrain is characterised by rocky, sandy coasts, and sandy, mineral-rich soil, with hills and mountains in northern and western parts of the country. The eastern and southern parts of the country are largely flat, and agricultural practices have evolved to accommodate the unusual soil. Rock and precious metals are prevalent near the top layers of the soil, which lend themselves to mining, a major Borevvian economic activity. Numerous waters and wetlands fill the lowest elevations, and, notably, the lowest point in Borevvia not filled by water is in Sayers Valley near the western coast, at a point called Sandy Dell, where millions of years of sand and soil erosion have reduced elevation to -29m (-98ft). The highest point in the country is Mount Lussaia, a peak in the Lussaic Rainforest, with an elevation of 1888m (6194ft).

Mean Elevation 12m (39.37ft)

Natural Resources Sand, slate, salt, minerals, precious metals, clay, forestry products, agricultural products & sustainable energies (wind, solar, hydroelectric).

Landuses Forest (43.2%), Agricultural Lands (21.8%), Urban, Suburban, and Exurban Areas (29.4%), Other Uses (5.6%)


Government

Recognised Status Sovereign state

Full name Sovereign Kingdom of Borevvia

Known as Borevvia, Solaria

Etymology The Borev, Buref, Burev, or Byrrevv peoples (records vary) inhabited small pockets of land in northeastern Archanta Major, in a region known as Solaarr, hundreds of years before Borevvia was colonised.

ID 3343

OGF ID ar104a


Government Type Parliamentary Republic

Capital Atlaine Geographic Coordinates -1.5736/167.8112

Independence Declared 1799 (from Drenth-Line-Feze)

National Holiday April 12 (Independence Day)

Other Major Holidays Festifa (December 18th to January 5th), Boxing Day (January 6th), Labour Days (February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, October 1st, December 1st), Summer Holiday (typically the third week or the second half of June).

Constitution First ratified in April 1799, amended nearly 100 times since then (Members of Parliament can put forward amendments for a vote, or citizens can petition to put forward an amendment if they receive more than 100,000 signatures).

Legal System Civil law & modern criminal justice systems. Sidenote: Borevvia is known for less traditional punishments for nonviolent criminals including community service, long parole sentences, and intensive psychiatric therapies, instead of long jail sentences. Borevvian jails are known for their focus on rehabilitation instead of punishment.

Voting age 18 y.o.

Citizenship by birth Yes

Citizenship by descent Yes

Earned citizenship Yes, automatically, after maintaining a primary residence in Borevvia for more than 270 days per year for 10 years, or by application, after maintaining a residence for more than 200 days a year for at least 3 years.


Executive Branch

Heads of State First Minister Jaco Turr & Second Minister Cynthia Platt of the National Democratic Party (elected 2010, 2014, 2020)

  • Borevvia's citizens vote every four years for a First Minister and Second Minister, who are both appointed as a pair by their parties, and every two years on parliament members, who are awarded to individual states or counties in proportion to population. First and Second Ministers can serve two terms unless they can win 75% or more of the popular vote. (Currently, in 2020, the BDP regime, consisting of Jaco Turr and Cynthia Platt as First and Second Ministers respectively, is in its third term, having won the vote in 2010, 2014, and 2018. In 2018 the party won 77% of the vote, narrowly winning a third term, as the administration's successes have been widespread and consistent. Early polling indicates that in 2022, the administration (which would have to receive 85% of the vote to win again) will be superseded by an administration from the Labour party, whose nominees have not been named yet.)

Cabinet (in order of rank)

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Noel Gaujhur
  • Minister of Interior Affairs Amanda Call
  • Minister of Finance Stepen Shefer
  • Minister of Health and Welfare Schmidt Patterson
  • Minister of Intelligence and Defence Gwenyth Morrow
  • Minister of Environment and Energy Jule Willau
  • Minister of Transport Hyrum Dillard
  • Minister of Culture and Media Jessica Reeney
  • Minister of the Treasury Damian Berg
  • Minister of Banking Stella Scott-Mallow
  • Minister of Education Samantha MacConn
  • Minister of Labour June ffrost
  • Minster of Trade Rhonda Grishham
  • Minority Ministers Lawrie Sutt (Labour Party), Alex Berry (Centrist Coalition)

Elections & Appointments First and Second Ministers are appointed by their party. Cabinet members are appointed by First and Second Ministers within the 60-day transition period immediately following an election.

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