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by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:08 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: The Simpsons in your nation ?
Replies: 30
Views: 544

The Simpsons is popular, and is watched in its original English format.
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:05 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Governing political party(ies) in your nation
Replies: 116
Views: 2843

The Parliament of Syldania consists of 200 members, elected through proportional representation. One member is elected as the Speaker to control debates within the legislature, and is typically drawn from one of the smaller centrist parties. This means that 100 votes are needed to control a majority...
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:09 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Strength of Political Parties
Replies: 19
Views: 440

Depends, the governing Syldanian Party has always managed to maintain tight discipline, as indeed it must as it has rarely had an absolute majority, and has often been able to govern due to the discipline of the various opposition parties. Far right, centrist and ethnic parties seem to come and go, ...
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:00 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nation's Air Force [MKI]
Replies: 12483
Views: 519865

Due to being excluded from NATO during the Cold War (a condition imposed after WWII by the Soviets, as they had been attempting to interfere in our politics and had threatened to invade in 1950), we developed a close relationship with Sweden and from the 1960's began purchasing their military equipm...
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:50 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Worst/Bloodiest war in your nation?
Replies: 90
Views: 1320

The Second World War was pretty brutal, Syldanian forces fought on the side of the Third Reich, largely focused on the Eastern Front. As the tide began to turn the Red Army approached ever closer to Syldania, however we were protected by the defence of Budapest which delayed the Red Army's approach....
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:40 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Energy Sources
Replies: 62
Views: 704

For a long time we were a major coal producing nation, however production has massively declined, and we rely on imported natural gas, largely from Russia, which leaves us subject to Russian price rises. There is an attempt to make use of hydro-electricity and other renewable energies.
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:37 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: The Greatest Advantage of Your Nation
Replies: 49
Views: 536

At the moment, we are a German speaking nation, but with an Eastern European standard of living, which aims to join the EU, ideal for businesses that want access to European markets.
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:35 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: What are the branches of your military?
Replies: 135
Views: 2142

Household Brigade - The Royal Guards The Army - The largest branch of the armed forces in Syldania. The Syldanian Air Force - Our Air Force, which also includes Ground Based Air Defence units. It is worth noting that the police contain militarised elements that would be compared to special forces in...
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:26 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Jugoslav Elections
Replies: 53
Views: 1170

We push our support to the Royalists.
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:09 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Does your nation have a death penalty?
Replies: 102
Views: 1143

Yes, but rarely used, due to the states desire to join the EU. However the governing party cannot bring themselves to actually remove capital punishment for the legislative books (they are conservative).
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:07 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Ethnic enclaves of your nation
Replies: 25
Views: 385

Yes plenty, Syldania has a variety of ethnic and religious groups. Guest workers, largely from Turkey, form majority populations in some urban districts, with the exception of two rural counties that are majority Muslim (akin to Bosniaks). We also have populations of Hungarians, Wallachians and Slav...
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:00 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Islam In Your Nation
Replies: 782
Views: 14536

A very small Muslim population of about 8% of the population. However this is split between indigenous Muslim, the descendants of the Ottoman Turks and their allies who settled in the area, and are citizens, and foreign workers, mainly from modern Turkey, who are not citizens.
by Syldania
Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:56 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Whaling in your nation?
Replies: 113
Views: 2563

Syldania does not have any coast and the therefore does not have to be concerned with debating legislation concerning whaling. However it is known to be on sale in various restaurants within the country, legally, and furthermore the government is not a member of the WA and would not support any anti...

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