Duncanheim

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Commonwealth of Duncanheim
Duncanheim
Flag of Duncanheim
FlagCoat of arms
Motto:
"Vid Erum Sterkari Saman"
We Are Stronger Together
Anthem:
Duncanheim's Call
CapitalKattenden
Largest cityKattenden
Official languagesIngerish, Tungumal
NationalitiesDuncanheimer
DemonymDuncanheimer, Duncanheimian, Dunk (informal)
GovernmentParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
 • MonarchDuncan VI
 • Prime MinisterMorrigan Skogurbond
 • Deputy Prime MinisterTaselmadh Balattsmithur
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseCouncil of Chieftains
 • Lower houseCommon Council
Area
 • Total73920.6 km2
28540.8 sq mi
Population
 • Census (2015)3.34 million
 • Density45/km2
117/sq mi
GDP (nominal)
 • Total℥7.25 billion (USD 108.7 billion)
 • Per capita℥2,170.667 (USD 32,560)
HDI (2018)0.87
very high
TimezoneWUT +9
CurrencyDuncanheimian Silvers (℥) (DHS)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.du

Duncanheim, officially the Commonwealth of Duncanheim, is a sovereign nation located in the southern part of Archanta. It is bordered by Ainciria to the east, Unesia to the northwest and southwest, and has an Ardentic Ocean coastline on its southeastern edge.

Etymology

Duncanheim's name comes from two sources. Firstly, it comes from the name of the warrior-king Duncan, who, in the year 1450, united the region's tribes under an overarching government headquartered where he lived (thus all major governmental decisions were coming from "Duncanheim", meaning "the Home of Duncan").
Much later in history, confusion on the part of Ingerish visitors who assumed that the name of the government was the name of the country led to the use of "Duncanheim" as the name of the territory in which those tribes alligiant to the monarch, by this time Queen Kvennadatsei I, lived. The name stuck, however, due to its similarity to "Denᚼenheim", which is Tungumal for "Home of Our People". Duncanheim is often pronounced as "Denᚼenheim" in Tungumal speech for this reason.

History

To be elaborated

Geography

Demographics

Education

Politics

Duncanheim is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The current monarch is King Duncan VI.

Parliament

Duncanheim's Parliament is composed of two houses - the upper house is The Council of Chieftains; the lower house is the Common Council. The Common Council is comprised of 250 members elected by a nationwide proportional vote, while the Council of Chieftains is comprised of three different forms of representatives:
-Regional Chieftains, who are elected geographically by Canton via single transferable vote, each Canton electing 1 RC per 50,000 residents;
-Tribal Chieftains, who are elected by a single transferable vote of all the members of a tribe they represent (except in rare instances where the specific tribe's traditions declare a different method of appointment), 1 TC per 50,000 tribal members;
-Royally Appointed Chieftains, who are appointed by the monarch as an honor after performing some great achievement worthy of the position, the law states that the number of RACs cannot be increased over the number of either Regional Chieftains nor Tribal Chieftains. Due to the large number of members of Parliament, none of them receive a salary, but instead are assigned an apartment near the Parliament Castle and given welfare benefits and some expenses.

Current Political Parties

The currently elected political parties represented in the Common Council are as follows (member numbers as of 30 August 2019):
-Traditionalist Party (left-centrist), 66 members
-Rebellious Party (liberal-left-centrist), 60 members
-Reduce Spending Party (centrist, with emphasis on lowering government costs), 21 members
-Green Party (liberal/left-libertarian, with emphasis on ecological issues), 41 members
-Socialist Party (far-left semi-authoritarian, with emphasis of nationalization of industry), 20 members
-Well-Armed Party (varies between left-libertarian and centrist as pragmatic, main emphasis on military strength), 12 members
-Technocratic Party (varies between left-libertarian and centrist as pragmatic, main emphasis on scientific advancement), 16 members
-Peaceful Forest Dwellers Party (pacifist-anarchist), 6 members
-Hackers United Party (libertarian-centrist, with emphasis on information technology), 5 members
-We Should Have A Party (hedonist), 3 members

Economy

Currency

Duncanheim’s currency is the Silver, (PAR: DHS, Symbol: ℥ ), each Silver being one troy ounce of the precious metal, silver. This results in a unique situation - Duncanheim is the only nation whose coinage occupies the mid-range denominations, with banknotes issued both for multiples of the main denomination as well as the smallest fractions.

The standard denominations of Duncanheimian Silvers are listed below:
---℥ 50, banknote only (although silver bars at this value can be purchased at most banks)
---℥ 10, banknote only
---℥ 5, banknote only (although silver bars at this value can be purchased at most banks)
---℥ 1, coin and banknote forms
---℥ 0.500, coin only, referred to as ‘halfies’
---℥ 0.200, coin only, referred to as ‘shillings’
---℥ 0.100, coin only, referred to as ‘tiundis’
---℥ 0.050, coin only, referred to as ‘tuttugastas’ or ‘tuttus’
---℥ 0.010, banknote only, referred to as ‘hundrasti’
---℥ 0.001, banknote only, referred to as ‘points’

Primary Industries

To be elaborated

Secondary Industries

To be elaborated

Tertiary Industries

To be elaborated

Economic Law

To be elaborated


Infrastructure

Culture

Religion

Religions in Duncanheim, 2015 Census
Dyrkun Gudanna
  
80%
Other Polytheistic faiths
  
5%
Atheism/Agnosticism
  
7%
Christicism/Islamism/Other Monotheism
  
4%
Others
  
4%

Duncanheim has legal freedom of religion, as there are no laws preventing the practice of any specific faith.

(This is disputed by some Christic missionaries, who see the laws against attempting to convert random people to one's faith in public outside the context of a scheduled religious event as prohibiting free practice of their faith, however, Duncanheim also enjoys great political freedom while applying the very same restriction to attempting to get random people to join a particular political party in public outside the context of a scheduled political event, so this argument is not given much merit in the courts. Religions and political parties alike are free to seek new members in the context of their own spaces.)

The most practiced religion in Duncanheim is the official state religion, Dyrkun Gudanna, which is broadly polytheistic and includes many different forms of practice.


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