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Official Factbook of the Kingdom of Ewa Beach

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KINGDOM OF EWA BEACH
Pupukahi I Holomua



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he Kingdom of Ewa Beach (Hawaiian: Ewa Kahakai; Greek: Βασίλειο της Ewa παραλία) is a constitutional monarchy located in central Judea. It stands as one of the few isolated countries in the region, however, other civilizations are only a few miles away from the Ewacian coastlines. Directly north there is Minnysota and a small island owned by Altimaea. To the far west is Ostronopolis. While to the south, there are small territories owned by -St George and Itailian Maifias, and Cichy. The Judean Sea surrounds the entire Ewacian archipelago.

The Kingdom of Ewa Beach controls two territories throughout Judea. The small island of U'iaka, which is is in the southern Tulgian Sea, in the east. U'iaka serves as a forward operation base for naval support in the Tulgian Sea; in the case were there an enemy fleet attempting to pass through said sea, the Royal Navy units stationed there would protect Judea. U'iaka is quite small, one of the smallest territories held by a Judean nation, and although the majority of the island is reserved for the Royal Navy, there are Ewacian and U'iakan natives inhabiting the island, going through their daily life.

The other territory is H'umunkapu'a, a small piece of land on the Tairotican continent, touching the Destrian Sea. The 'mainland', as most call it, is surrounded by unclaimed lands, with several larger countries on the outskirts of said unclaimed lands. Size-wise, it is generally equivalent to the main islands in the Judean Sea, and holds just about as many people.

Roughly over 400,000 square kilometers [150,000+ sq mi], including all territories, Ewa Beach is recorded as the smallest country compared to the others in the region, with a population of just over 40,000,000 people to confirm that, standing over only a few small colonies. The majority of the Kingdom has a tropical climate. Most of the Ewacian population is spread around on the island of N'ihuan'i, and on the larger portion of the mainland, where there is a mix of tourists and natives. While in the smaller areas there are only natives. The most populated, largest, and capital city, Waipahu, is on the the island of N'ihuan'i.

Founded by Tairotican natives around 300 CE, who then became to be known as the Ewacian natives. The first record of any foreign explorers was around the summer of 1276. The explorers had landed just south of the now capital, and after a months stay, they were on their way back to their home. The ship was damaged once it left, and it was forced to return. Soon after, the explorers were all murdered, outraging their country, the Republik of Solm. They soon took control over the Ewacian lands in 1292 C.E. Over two decades later, in 1324, the Ewacian people decided to fight against their tyrannical ruler, and only four years later, Ewa Beach had gained it's independence, attempting a democracy, becoming the United States of Ewa Beach. Ewa Beach underwent three major transformations since then, once returning back to the Kingdom, then turning into the extremely violent Federation of Ewa Beach, and finally, once again, returning to the Kingdom of Ewa Beach in 2011 C.E.

While the Solmians were attempting to recover from their loss, other nations soon took interest in the islands. Around the early 1500s, traders from Trescott arrived upon the islands. As both nations were in possession of unique resources, the Ewacians agreed to trade, and for months things seemed to be going well. Horses, as well as sheep were introduced to the islands. The economy was booming, and relations with the international community were rising. Yet, in 1514, the Ewacians learned that the Trescottians had been taking advantage of the trade, taking more and paying less, and there were even several accounts of thievery. The people took action, ambushing the Trescottians in the woods. They were castrated and decapitated, then hung up and left to rot in the forest. With the cover of the trees, the traders were left there for several weeks, the smell growing worse and worse for the nearby town. The Trescottians were found, cut down, and buried properly.

In the entire time of its existence, Ewa Beach has made it its initiative to take a leading role in international and regional conflicts, and taking an avid leadership role in alliances, and regions. Once leading the great Northern Eagle Military Alliance, and other alliances, it soon took a grand role in leading Judea to victory in many cases, along with its two most loyal allies, Solm and Hobit. Additionally, it has made its presence known throughout the world in a myriad of alliances. Ewa Beach participated in the First Judean Regional War that spanned the entire region, decades later the Second Judean Regional War and has most recently been involved in the NEMA Wars and the Crimson War, an offensive bout with Tergnitz. In the very recent times, the nation has took on a more peaceful, isolationist policy. When the Second Judean Regional War first hit the news, the nation took a neutral stance, refusing to get involved in any large scale war so soon after the Ewacian Civil War. After realizing its allies needed a hand in defeating the evil nations that opposed the Sanctum, it took a more aggressive stance, supporting the Sanctum in the war.
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GENERAL FACTS FOR NEWCOMERS


Official Name:
The Kingdom of Ewa Beach


Common Name:
Ewa Beach/Ewa


Located In:


Capital City:
Waipahu


Official Language(s):
English, Hawaiian


King:


Population:
41,326,984 [41.3 Million]


Area:
400,000+ sq km [150,000+ sq mi]


Currency:
Dala


Demonym:
Ewacian


National Motto:
“Pupukahi I Holomua”


National Anthem:


National Religion:
Hona'i


National Animal:
Leatherback Sea Turtle


National Bird:
Nēnē


National Flower:
Yellow Hibiscus


National Tree:
Candlenut


Calling Code:
+108


Time Zone:
JCT [Judean Central Time]


Internet TLD:
.keb


Tech Level(s):
Modern Tech, Past Tech

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HISTORY OF EWA BEACH




Discovery & Unification [300 CE - 1194 CE]


The history of Ewa Beach is believed to have dated back to as far as 300 CE. When the Tairotican people, that were then inhabiting the islands just to the west, traveled out through the Judean Sea in double-hulled canoes, in hopes of reaching what is now Tergnitz. The Tairoticans first set foot on N'ihuan'i, the most southern, and largest island.

The Tairoticans soon became known as the native Ewacian people, forming small tribes all across the islands. Generally these tribes strayed away from each other, unless they were allied with each other, and most weren't. When these tribes did make contact with one another, they would face off to the death.

As decades passed, these tribes increased greatly in size, and soon each tribe basically ruled one island. The Chief of said tribe, grew in power, and became known as a King. As with everyone in power, they were greedy. They desired more power, more land, more control. With these desires, they each built a military, and sooner or later, island warfare began.

Certain kings ruled multiple islands, while others ruled only a few, or one.

In the summer of 1176, this island warfare tended to create a large amount of chaos, and violent fits across the chain of islands. This violence caused certain men to want to put a stop to it.

David Kamehameha, a 31 year old man at the time, was a member of the Hi'ianaka tribe on the island of Kauhona. As with all men, he was born a warrior, and at the age of 31, he had managed to move up in the ranks of his warrior tribe. He was respected and feared among the other people on the island, and was seen as an military adviser to the leader of the tribe, King Angelo Hi'ianaka, who happened to be Kamehameha's older brother.

Although there is some debate as to the precise year of his birth, legends claimed that a great king would one day unite the islands, and that the sign of his birth would be a comet. Halley's comet was visible from Ewa Beach in 1145 and it is likely Kamehameha was born shortly after its appearance. Other accounts state that he was born in November 1137, yet we believe that these are wrong.

Upon the death of King Hi'ianaka, Kamehameha assumed power. As king, Kamehameha planned to invade and conquer the other islands, in hopes of uniting the people together.


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An Old Warrior Chief of Ewa Beach

In 1177, Kamehameha set sail to the southeast with an armada of 840 war canoes and 10,000 soldiers. He quickly secured the lightly defended islands of L'uanaki and O'hunua at the Battle of Kuani'i. With the smaller islands secured, the army moved on the island of Malau'i, landing his troops at Waianea and Hu'ukuiena. What Kamehameha did not know was that one of his commanders, a high-ranking aliʻi named Ka'iala, had defected to the enemy tribe of Kalanikuiea, under command of King Kalanikuiea. Kaʻiala assisted in the cutting of notches into the Nuʻuanu Pali mountain ridge; these notches, like those on a castle turret, would serve as gunports for Kalanikuiea's cannon.

In a series of skirmishes, Kamehameha's forces were able to push back Kalanikuiea's men until the latter was cornered on the Pali Lookout. While Kamehameha moved on the Pali, his troops took heavy fire from the cannon. In desperation, he assigned two divisions of his best warriors to climb to the Pali to attack the cannons from behind; they surprised Kalanikuiea's gunners and took control of the weapons. With the loss of their guns, Kalanikuiea's troops fell into disarray and were cornered by Kamehameha's still-organized troops. A fierce battle ensued, with Kamehameha's forces forming an enclosing wall. By using their traditional Ewacian spears, as well as muskets and cannon, they were able to kill Kalanikuiea's forces to a man. Over 400 men were forced off the Pali's cliff, a drop of 1,000 feet. Kaʻiala was killed during the action; Kalanikuiea was captured some time later and sacrificed to Kūkaʻilimoku.

Kamehameha was now ruler of all of all islands from Malau'i to O'Lonoka'i, and he controlled over half of N'ihuan'i but the eastern lands continued to elude him.

Using Ewa City as a base, he had a forty-ton ship built. When he attempted to invade the eastern islands in 1181, Kaʻiala's brother Namakekeha led a rebellion on the island of Kauhona against his rule, and Kamehameha was forced to return and put down the insurrection.

In 1187 he tried again, but this time, disease broke out among his warriors; Kamehameha himself fell ill, though he later recovered. During this time, Kamehameha was amassing the largest armada Kauhona had ever seen - schooners and massive war canoes, armed with cannons and carrying his vast army. Kaumualiʻi, aliʻi nui of O'Lonoka'i, watched as Kamehameha built up his invading force and decided he would have a better chance in negotiation than battle. He may also have been influenced by foreign merchants, who saw the continuing feud between Kamehameha and Kaumualiʻi as bad for the sandalwood trade.

In 1194, Kaumualiʻi became a vassal of Kamehameha, who therefore emerged as the sole sovereign of the unified Ewacian islands.



Foreign Involvement [1276 CE - 1292 CE]


For over 80 years, the Kingdom of Ewa Beach went through a stage of peace, and isolationism, except for the few foreign merchants, which are the entire reason that everything continued in this certain path.

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An Ewacian Warrior in 1276

There were a few merchants, sent from Solm, that had recently started trading goods with the Kingdom around 1276 CE. These merchants brought back unique resources to the Republik, such as coconuts, multiple types of fish, pineapples, and other things. These were so unique to the Republik, that it grew a major interest in the Kingdom.

After many months of trade, the Solmians sent 'explorers', or rather scouts as some of the natives would believe. These men explored the islands, attempting to learn the way of the people, of the islands, the culture.

The one leading the exploration was a captain by the name of George Hunt, an esteemed Solmian explorer. At the time, him and his crew were generally greeted in a friendly tone. The people brought gifts, as bringing gifts to newcomers is an age old tradition.

Hunt's arrival coincided with the Makahiki, an Ewacian harvest festival of worship for the god Lono. Indeed the form of Hunt's ship, SS Clover, or more particularly the mast formation, sails and rigging, resembled certain significant artefacts that formed part of the season of worship. Similarly, Hunt's clockwise route around N'ihuan'i before making landfall resembled the processions that took place in a clockwise direction around the island during the Lono festivals. It has been argued that such coincidences were the reasons for Hunt's (and to a limited extent, his crew's) initial deification by some Ewacians who treated him as an incarnation of Lono. Though this view was first suggested by members of Hunt's expedition, the idea that any Ewacians understood Hunt to be Lono.

After a month's stay, George got under sail again to resume his exploration of the Judean Sea. However, shortly after leaving N'ihuan'i, the foremast of the Clover broke and the ships returned to Kealakekua Bay for repairs. It has been hypothesised that the return to the islands by Hunt's expedition was not just unexpected by the Ewacians, but also unwelcome because the season of Lono had recently ended.

In any case, tensions rose and a number of quarrels broke out between the Solmians and Ewacians. On February 17th, at Kealakekua Bay, a small band of Ewacians took control of one of Hunt's small boats. Normally, as thefts were quite common when exploring, Hunt would have taken hostages until the stolen articles were returned.

Indeed, he attempted to take hostage the King of N'ihuan'i, Ka'laniuo'pu'u. The Ewacians prevented this, and Hunt's men had to retreat to the beach. As George turned his back to help launch the boats, he was struck on the head by the villagers and then stabbed to death as he fell on his face in the surf. Tradition states that he was killed by a chief named Kaman'ioku'u. The people dragged his body away soon after the death. All of the marines with Hunt at the time were killed during the confrontation.


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A Display of Weapons Once Used by Ewacian Warriors

The Republik was outraged when they found out, so they immediately took military action. Being an island nation, the Kingdom was well prepared with their navy, yet when the Solmian naval forces arrived, they realized just how advanced the Republik Navy was.

The Solmians quickly defeated the small Royal Navy, and attempted to invade the islands.

One by one, they conquered the islands with ease. Considering the Ewacian people were only armed with spears and knives, with only a few cannons and rifles. While the Solmians were armed with dozens of cannons, and each of their men had a rifle.

By 1292, the Solmians had conquered all of the islands, and they had executed all of the government officials, allowing them to install a puppet government for their newest colony, the Colony of Ewa Beach.




Revolution [1300 CE - 1328 CE]


By the turn of the century, the Solmians had begun to relax, and enjoy their new found colony. They begun to heavily tax the people, and even went to the extremes of murder if one did not pay. The leaders were cruel, and tyrants. They claimed they "were here to protect" the people, but it was a lie.

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Group of Ewacians Prepare to Attack Solmian Forces

The Ewacian people were getting annoyed with it, and they wanted it to stop. So in 1324, a small band of Ewacian villagers gathered together, carrying with them muskets stolen from the Solmians. When night fell, they moved.

They attacked a small Solmian camp, engaged in a massive firefight with the men int he camp, and eliminated everyone in the camp.

When the Solmian president heard of this news, he was once again outraged, like the former president. He called for an armada of soldiers and calvary to move upon the capital.

To their surprise, once they reached the capital a massive amount of Ewacian soldiers made contact with the armada. As the men poured into the city, the Ewacian soldiers surrounding the city, cutting off the Solmians' supply line, and obliterated the enemy armada.

Hearing of this massive loss, the President granted Ewa Beach their independence in 1328.




New Ideas [1328 CE - 1331 CE]


Once Ewa Beach had gained independence, things had changed. The people, the land, the culture. Everything had been poisoned by the violence. While Ewacians have fought each other before, they had never once been involved in a large scale war like that. The people had had their first taste of blood, and they had enjoyed it.

Even with all of the destruction, they had gained at least something from the war. An idea. The idea of democracy. They had watched the Republik during their occupation, and even though the hatred of their people was strong, they were interested in the way their government ran.

Ewa Beach was always a Kingdom, and as such, it had never heard or known of other governments, such as democratic ones. After only a few months, a democracy was established, and Ewa Beach officially became the United States of Ewa Beach.

Of course, there were those who did not support the idea, those that preferred the monarchy instead of the democracy. And with their new taste of blood, they once again fought their brothers.

King Kamehameha II, of the island O'Lonoka'i, was one of these people. He did not support the new government, and like his ancestor, King Kamehameha, once did, he wished to reunite the islands once more.

In 1330, Kamehameha II quickly went to work, gathering his people, and forming a large armada of warriors. With over 9,000 troops, he invaded and conquered Kauhona, O'Kalua, and Malau'i with ease. Gaining reinforcements with each island he controlled. With four of the main islands, and countless number of smaller ones under his control, he was able to invade the remaining islands with a force of over 16,000.

The last stand of the US was in the capital, Ewa City, in the month of February, in 1331.. Around 4,500 US troops stood ready to defend the capital, but they were slowly being surrounded by the monarchy supporters.

Kamehameha II's forces bombarded the city for a week, killing over half of the enemy forces in the city. Once the smoke cleared out, the 16,000 men poured into the city, ready to kill.

For the first couple of days, the combat was a mix of long-range firefights, and few hand-to-hand combat situations. Yet as time passed, the fighting got closer and closer, to the point where the men simply dropped the guns, and finished the fight in close combat. Casualties were quite high for Kamehameha II's military, standing at over 3,000 dead, and 6,000 wounded. While the US forces were all eliminated.

With the end of the United States, and the democracy, Kamehameha II reinstalled the monarchy, once again, becoming the Kingdom of Ewa Beach.



Trade Arrangements [1502 CE - 1523 CE]

Over a century, the Kingdom of Ewa Beach lived in peace. There was prosperity, the economy was booming,
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GEOGRAPHY OF EWA BEACH




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General Geographic Overview

The Kingdom, with a total estimate of about 400,000+ sq km of land, is one of the smallest countries, land wise, in Judea. However, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful nations in the region. With an amazing tropical climate, and beautiful coastlines, it is also considered to be the largest tourists spot of the region.

The five main islands, Kauhona, O'Kalua, O'Lonoka'i, Malau'i, and N'ihuan'i, N'ihuan'i being the main and largest island, are accompanied by many others. Ka'lapua is a small island near Malau'i that is often overlooked, along with many other small, overlooked islands that surround the larger islands. There are also more than 100 small rocks and islets, such as Makuan'i, that are either volcanic, marine sedimentary or erosional in origin, totaling 110 or so across the archipelago.

Ewa Beach's natural and diverse scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches and oceanic surrounding, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike.



Environment


All the Ewacian islands were formed from volcanic activity initiated at an undersea magma source called a hotspot. As the tectonic plate beneath much of the Judean Sea moves to the northwest, the hot spot remains stationary, slowly creating new volcanoes. Due to the hotspot’s location, the only active volcanoes are located around the southern half of the N'ihuan'i. The newest volcano, Ka'uani Seamount, is located south of the N'ihuan'i’s coast.

The last volcanic eruption outside N'ihuan'i occurred at Mauna Pa'lua on O'Kalua before the late 18th century, though it could have been hundreds of years earlier. Volcanic activity and subsequent erosion have created impressive geological features. N'ihuan'i has one of the highest points among the region.



Climate


Ewa Beach’s climate is typical for the tropics, although temperatures and humidity tend to be a bit less extreme due to near-constant trade winds from the east. Summer highs are usually in the upper 80s °F, (around 31°C) during the day and mid 70s, (around 24 °C) at night. Winter day temperatures are usually in the low to mid 80s, (around 28 °C) and (at low elevation) seldom dipping below the mid 60s (18 °C) at night. Snow, not usually associated with the tropics, falls at 5,373 meters (17,628 ft) on Mauna Kea on N'ihuan'i in some winter months. Most of Ewa Beach has only two seasons: the dry season from May to October, and the wet season from October to April.

Local climates vary considerably on each island, grossly divisible into windward and leeward areas based upon location relative to the higher mountains. Windward sides face cloud cover, so resorts concentrate on sunny leeward coasts.
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GOVERNMENT OF EWA BEACH




Overview


The current government of the Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, which is a form of government in which a monarch acts as head of state within the parameters of a constitution, whether it be a written, uncodified or blended constitution. This form of government differs from absolute monarchy in which an absolute monarch serves as the sole source of political power in the state and is not legally bound by any constitution. Most constitutional monarchies employ a parliamentary system in which the monarch may have strictly ceremonial duties or may have reserve powers, depending on the constitution. Under most modern constitutional monarchies there is also a prime minister who is the head of government and exercises effective political power.

The 1331 constitution, which describes the Kingdom as a "constitutional monarchy", includes extensive specific guarantees of civil liberties and vests the powers of the head of state in a king elected by parliament. The Ewacian governmental structure is similar to that found in many other monarchies, and even few democracies, and has been described as a compromise between the British and Greek models. The King and Cabinet of Chiefs play the central role in the political process, while the King also performs most executive and legislative functions in addition to ceremonial duties. Voting in the Kingdom is compulsory but is not enforced.

The seat of government of the Kingdom is in Waipahu, the national capital that is located on N'ihuan'i. While each individual island is governed by a single Chief, and his advisers. Theses chiefs act as advisers themselves to the King.



Constitution


Kingdom of Ewa Beach
Constitution of 1331


Granted by his Majesty Kamehameha II, King of the Ewacian islands, by and with the advice and consent of the nobles and representatives of the people in legislative council assembled, March 2nd, 1331.

:: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS ::

Article I
God hath created all men free and equal, and endowed them with certain inalienable rights; among which are life and liberty, the right of acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.

Article II
All men are free to worship God according to the dictates for their own consciences; but this sacred privilege hereby secured, shall not be so construed as to justify acts of licentiousness or practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this Kingdom.

Article III
All men may freely speak, write and publish their sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; Land no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press.

Article IV
All men shall have the right, in an orderly and peaceable manner to assemble, without arms, to consult upon the common good; give instructions to their Representatives; and to petition the King or the Legislature for redress of grievances.

Article V
The privilege of the writ of Habeas Corpus belongs to all men, and shall not be suspended, unless by the King, when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety shall require its suspension.

Article VI
The right of trial by jury, in all cases in which it has been heretofore used in this Kingdom, shall remain inviolate forever.

Article VII
No person shall be subject to punishment for any offense, except on due and legal conviction thereof, in a court having jurisdiction of the case.

Article VIII
No person shall be held to answer for any crime or offense (except in cases of impeachment, or for offenses within the jurisdiction of a police or district justice, or in summary proceedings for contempt,) unless upon indictment, fully and plainly describing such crime or offense; and in the trait of any person on the charge of any crime or offense, he shall have the right to meet the witnesses who are produced against him, face to face, to produce witnesses and proofs in his own favor; and by himself, or his counsel, at his election, to examine the witnesses produced by himself, and cross-examine those produced against him; and to be fully heard in his defense.

Article IX
No person shall be required to answer again for an offense, for which he has been duly convicted, or of which he has been duly acquitted upon a good and sufficient indictment.

Article X
No person shall be compelled, in any criminal case to be a witness against himself; nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

Article XI
No person shall sit as judge or juror, in any case in which his relative is interested, either as plaintiff, or defendant, or in the issue of which the said judge or juror may have, either directly or through a relative, any pecuniary interest.

Article XII
Slavery shall, under no circumstances whatever, be tolerated in the Ewacian Islands: whenever a slave shall enter Ewacian territory he shall be free; no person who imports a slave, or slaves, into the King¹s dominions shall ever enjoy any civil or political rights in this realm; but involuntary servitude for the punishment of crime is allowable according to law.

Article XIII
Every person has the right to be secure from all unreasonable searches and seizures of his person, his houses, his papers, and effects; and no warrants shall issue, but on probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.

Article XIV
The King conducts His Government for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness His people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family or class of men among His subjects. Therefore in making laws for the nation, regard shall be had to the protection, interest and welfare not only the King, the Chiefs, and rulers, but of all people alike.

Article XV
Each member of society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty and property, according to standing laws. He is obliged, consequently, to contribute his proportional share to the expense of his protection; to give his personal services, or an equivalent, when necessary; but no part of the property of any individual, can, with justice, be taken from him or applied to public uses without his own consent, or that of the King, the Nobles, and the Representatives of the people. And whenever the public exigencies require that the property of any individual should be appropriated to public uses, he shall receive a reasonable compensation therefore.

Article XVI
No subsidy, impost, duties or tax of any description, shall be established or levied, nor any money drawn from the public treasury under any pretext whatsoever, without the consent of both branches of the Legislature; provided that the Legislature shall make provision, in the annual bills of appropriation, for the emergency of ware, invasion, or rebellion; and the Minister of Finance shall render a detailed account to the Legislature of any expenditure made under that provision.

Article XVII
All retrospective laws are unjust; therefore, no such laws shall ever be passed.

Article XVIII
The Military shall always be subject to the laws of the land, and no soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner; nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by the Legislature.

Article XIX
All elections by the people shall be by ballot.

Article XX
Every elector shall be privileged from arrest on election days, during his attendance at election, and in going to and returning therefrom, except in cases of treason, felony, or breach of the peace.

Article XXI
No elector shall be so obliged to perform military duty, in the day of election, as to prevent his voting, except in time of war or public danger.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT.

Article XXII
The Government of the Kingdom is that of Constitutional Monarchy, under His Majesty Kamehameha II, his Heirs, and successors.

:: Of The Executive Power ::
: Section I :
The King, His Prerogatives

Article XXIV
The King shall continue to be the supreme Executive Magistrate of this Kingdom under the title of His Majesty.

Article XXV
The crown is hereby permanently confirmed to His Majesty Kamehameha II. during his life, and to his successor. The successor shall be the person whom the King and the House of Nobles shall appoint and publicly proclaim as such, during the King¹s life; but should there be no such appointment and proclamation, then the successor shall be chosen by the House of Nobles and the House of Representatives in joint ballot.

Article XXVI
No person shall ever sit upon the throne who has been convicted of any infamous crime, or who is insane or an idiot. No person shall ever succeed to the crown, unless he be a descendant of the aboriginal stock of Aliis.

Article XXVII
The King is Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, and of all other Military forces of the Kingdom by sea and land; and has full power by himself, or by any officer or officers, he may appoint, to train and govern such forces, as he may judge best for the defense and safety of the Kingdom. But he shall never proclaim war without the consent of His Privy Council.

Article XXVIII
The King, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, has the power to grant reprieves and pardons, after conviction, for all offenses, except in cases of impeachment.

Article XXIX
The King, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, convenes both Houses of the Legislature at the seat of Government, or at a different place, if that should become dangerous, from an enemy, or any dangerous disorder; and in case of disagreement between the two Houses, or between His Majesty and them, He adjourns, prorogues, or dissolves them, but not beyond the session of the next year; and under any great emergency, He may convene both, or either of them to extraordinary sessions.

Article XXX
The King has the power, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to make treaties, and appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls who shall be commissioned, accredited and instructed agreeable to the usage and laws of nations.

Article XXXI
It is His prerogative to receive and acknowledge ambassadors and other public ministers; to inform the Legislature by Royal Message, from time to time, of the state of the Kingdom, and to recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.

Article XXXII
He has the power, by and with the advice of His Cabinet, and the approval of His Privy Council, to appoint and remove at His pleasure any of the several heads of the Executive Departments, and he may require information in writing from any of the officers in the Executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.

Article XXXIII
It is his duty to see that the Treaties and Laws of the land are faithfully observed and executed.

Article XXXIV
The King has the power from time to time, to assemble His Cabinet or Privy Councillors to advice with him agreeably with the Constitution and Laws of the land.

Article XXXV
The person of the King is inviolable and sacred; His Ministers are responsible; to the King belongs the Executive power; all laws that have passed both Houses of the Legislature, for their validity, shall be signed by His Majesty and the Kuhina Nui; all his other official acts shall be approved by the Privy Council, countersigned by the Kuhina Nui, and by the Minister to whose Department such act may belong.

Article XXXVI
The King is Sovereign of all the Chiefs and of all the People; the Kingdom is His.

Article XXXVII
All titles of honor, orders, and other distinctions emanate from the King.

Article XXXVIII
The King coins money and regulates the currency by law.

Article XXXIX
The King, by and with the approval of His Cabinet and Privy Council, in case of invasion or rebellion, can, place the whole Kingdom, or any part of it under martial law; and he can ever alienate it, if indispensable to free it from the insult and oppression of any foreign power.

Article XL
The King¹s Standard and the National Ensign are maintained as now established.

Article XLI
The King¹s private lands and other property are inviolable.

Article XLII
The King cannot be sued or held to account in any court or tribunal of the Realm.

: Section II :
Of The Kuhina Nui


Article XLIII
The King appoints some chief of rank and ability to be his Kuhina Nui, who shall be styled the Kuhina Nui of the Ewacian Islands, and whose title shall be Highness.

Article XLIV
The Kuhina Nui shall be the King¹s special Counsellor in the great affairs of the Kingdom. All business connected with the special interests of the Kingdom, which the King wishes to transact, shall be done by the Kuhina Nui under the authority of the King. All Acts, Royal Patents, Commissions, and other official documents, duly executed by the Kuhina Nui in the name and by the consent of the King, agreeably with Article 35, unless specially expected by law, shall be equally binding as if executed by the King himself.

Article XLV
All important business for the Kingdom which the King chooses to transact in person, he may do, but not without the approbation of the Kuhina Nui. The King and Kuhina Nui shall have a negative on each other¹s public acts.

Article XLVI
The Kuhina Nui shall have charge of the Great Seal of the Kingdom, of the Royal Standard, and of the National Flag; and in the absence of the King, he shall preside over the deliberations of the Privy Council.

Article XLVII
Whenever the throne shall become vacant by reason of the King¹s death, or otherwise, and during the minority of any heir to the throne, the Kuhina Nui, for the time being, shall, during such vacancy or minority, perform all the duties incumbent on the King, and shall have and exercise all the powers, which by this Constitution are vested in the King.

Article XLVIII
Whenever during the vacancy of the throne, or the minority of any heir to it, the office of Kuhina Nui shall become vacant by death, resignation, or otherwise, then the Privy Council, or the major part of them, shall, during such vacancy, have full power and authority to do, and execute all and every such acts, matters, and things, as the King or Kuhina Nui might or could, by virtue of this Constitution, do so execute. And in such case, the Privy Council, immediately after the occurring of such vacancy, shall cause a meeting of both Houses of the Legislature, who shall elect by joint ballot a person to fill the office of Kuhina Nui.

: Section III :
Of The Privy Council


Article XLIX
There shall continue to be a Council of State for advising the King in the Executive part of the Government, and in directing the affairs of the Kingdom, according to the Constitution and laws of the land, to be called the King¹s Privy Council of State.

Article L
The members of the Privy Council are appointed by the King and hold their offices during His Majesty¹s pleasure. The King¹s Ministers and the Governors of the Islands, are, ex-officio, members of His Privy Council. The Privy Council regulates its own proceedings by By- laws enacted by themselves and approved by the King.

: Section IV :
Of The King's Ministers


Article LI
The Ministers of the King are appointed and commissioned by Him, and hold their offices during His Majesty¹s pleasure, subject to impeachment.

Article LII
The King¹s Ministers constitute his Cabinet Council, and, as such are his special advisers in the Executive affairs of the Kingdom.

Article LIII
Each for them shall keep an office at the seat of Government, be accountable for the conduct of his deputies and clerks; and grant information; so far as may consist with the King¹s honor and the good of the public service, to either House of the Legislature, or attend upon either in person, or by deputy, as such House shall determine.

Article LIV
Each of them shall make an annual report to the Legislature, made up to the first of January next preceding, of the transactions and business of his Department, within one week after the opening of the Legislature.

: Section V :
Of The Governors


Article LV
The King, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, appoints and commissions the Governors of his several Islands; the Governors hold office for the term of four years, subject to impeachment.

Article LVII
The King with the consent of the Governor, may appoint in one or more islands, a Lieutenant Governor, during His pleasure, to assist the Governor but always subordinate to him in authority.

Article LVIII
The Governors, in case of sickness, or unavoidable absence, in all cases where no Lieutenant Governor has been appointed, have power to appoint substitutes, for all whose official acts they are responsible.

Article LIX
The Governor, subject to the King, shall have the executive control of their respective Islands, agreeably with the Constitution and laws of the land; and they shall have the command of the military forces of their respective Islands, and shall make an annual report of the administration of their respective Islands to the Minister of the Interior.

:: Of The Legislative Power ::

Article LX
The Legislative Power of this Kingdom is vested in the King, the House of Nobles, and the House of Representavties; each of whom has a negative on the other.

Article LXI
The Legislative Body shall assemble annually, for the purpose of seeking the welfare of the nation, in the first week in April, and at such other time, and in the place that the King may judge necessary. This Body shall be styled the Legislature of the Ewacian Islands.

Article LXII
Full power and authority are hereby given to said Legislature, from time to time, to make all manner of wholesome laws, either with penalties or without, as they shall judge to be for the welfare of the nation, and for the necessary support and defense of good government; provided the same be not repugnant or contrary to this Constitution.

Article LXIII
No bill or resolution, although it may have passed the Legislature, shall become a law, or have force as such, until it shall have been presented to the King, through the Kuhina Nui, for the revisal, and if he approve thereof, he shall signify his approbation by signing the same. But if he have any objection to the passing of such bill or resolve, he shall return it with his objections in writing to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large or their journal, and no such bill shall be brought forward thereafter during the same session.

Article LXIV
Each House shall be the judge of the qualifications of its own members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business: but a small number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as each House may provide.

Article LXV
Each House shall choose its own officers, and determine the rules of its own proceedings.

Article LXVI
Each House shall have authority to punish by imprisonment, not exceeding thirty days, every person, not a member, who shall be guilty of disrespect to the House, by any disorderly or contemptuous behavior in its presence; or who during the time of its sitting, shall threaten harm to the body or estate of any of its members, for any thing said or done in the House, or who shall assault any of them therefore, or who shall assault or arrest any witness or other person ordered to attend the House, in his way going or returning; or who shall rescue any person arrested by order of the House.

Article LXVII
Each House may punish its own members for disorderly behavior.

Article LXVIII
Each House shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and the yeas and nays of the members of either House, on any question, shall, at the desire of one fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.

Article LXIX
The members of either House shall in all cases, except treason, felony or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same, and they shall not be held to answer for any speech, or debate made in the House, in any other court or place whatsoever.

Article LXX
The Members of the House of Representatives shall receive, for their services a compensation to be ascertained by law and paid out of the public treasury, but no increase of compensation shall take effect during the year in which it shall have been made; and no law shall be passed, increasing the compensation of said members beyond the sum of three dollars per day.

Article LXXI
The members of the House of Nobles sit without nay; but they may receive hereafter such a compensation as the law may enact.

:: Of The House Of Nobles ::

Article LXXII
The King appoints the members of the House of Nobles, who hold their seats during life, subject to the provision of Article LXVII; but their number shall not exceed thirty.

Article LXXIII
No person shall be eligible to a seat in the House of Nobles, who shall not have attained to the age of twenty-one years and resided in the Kingdom for five years.

Article LXXIV
The House of Nobles shall be a Court with full and sole authority to hear and determine all impeachments made by the House of Representatives, against any officer or officers of the Kingdom, for mis-conduct and mal-administration in their offices; but previous to the trial of every impeachment, the members shall respectively be sworn, truly and impartially to try and determine the charge in question, according to evidence and the law. Their judgment, however, shall not extend further than to removal from office and disqualification to hold or enjoy any place of honor, trust, or profit under this government; but the party so convicted shall be, nevertheless, liable to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to the laws of the land.

:: Of The House Of Representatives ::

Article LXXV
The House of Representatives shall be composed of not less than twenty-four nor more than forty members, who shall be elected annually.

Article LXXVI
The Representation of the people shall be based on the principle of equality, and shall be forever regulated and apportioned according to the population, to be ascertained by the official census. In the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, and every sixth year thereafter, the number of Representatives shall be fixed by the Legislature agreeably with this and the preceding Article.

Article LXXVII
No person shall be eligible for a Representative of the people, who is insane, or an idiot, or who shall at any time have been convicted of any infamous crime, nor unless he be a male subject or denizen of the Kingdom, who shall have arrived at the full age of twenty- five years, who shall know how to read and write, who shall understand accounts, and who shall have resided in the Kingdom for at least one year immediately preceding his election.

Article LXXVIII
Every male subject of His Majesty, whether native or naturalized, and every denizen of the Kingdom, who shall have paid his taxes, who shall have attained the full age of twenty years, and who shall have resided in the Kingdom for one year immediately preceding the time of election, shall be entitled to one vote for the representative or representatives, of the district in which he may have resided three months next preceding the day of election; provided that no insane person, nor any person who shall at any time have been convicted of any infamous crime, within this Kingdom, unless he shall have been pardoned by the King, and by the terms of such pardon been restored to all the rights of a subject, shall be allowed to vote.

Article LXXIX
All bills or resolves for raising the revenue, or calling for any expenditure of the public money, shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the House of Nobles may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.

Article LXXX
The House of Representatives shall be the grand inquest of the Kingdom; and all impeachments made by them shall be heard and tried by the House of Nobles.

:: Of The Judiciary ::

Article LXXXI
The Judicial Power of the Kingdom shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Legislature may from time to time establish.

Article LXXXII
The Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief Justice and two associate Justices, any of whom may hold their offices during good behavior, subject to removal upon impeachment; and shall, at stated times, receive for their services a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office. Provided, however, that any judge of the Supreme Court, or of any other Court of Record, may be removed from office for mental or physical inability by a concurrent resolution of two-thirds of both branches of Legislature. The judge against whom the Legislature may be about to proceed, shall receive notice thereof, accompanied by a copy of the causes alleged for his removal, at least twenty days before the day on which either branch of the Legislature shall act thereon.

Article LXXXIII
The Kingdom shall be divided, by law, into a convenient number of circuits, not less than four, nor exceeding eight, subject to alteration by the Legislature, from time to time, as the public good may require; for each of which one or more Circuit Judges, not exceeding three, however, shall be appointed to hold their offices during good behavior, subject to removal upon impeachment.

Article LXXXIV
The Judicial power shall extend to all cases in Law and Equity, arising under the constitution, any law of this Kingdom, and treaties made, or which shall be made under their authority; to all cases affecting Ambassadors, other public ministers and Consuls, and to all cases of Admiralty and maritime jurisdiction.

Article LXXXV
The Judicial power shall be divided among the Supreme Court and the several inferior courts of the Kingdom in such manner as the Legislature may from time to time indicate.

Article LXXXVI
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall be the Chancellor of the Kingdom; he shall be ex-officio President of the House of Nobles in all cases of impeachment, unless when impeached himself; and exercise such jurisdiction in equity or other cases as the law may confer upon him, his decisions being subject, however, to the revision of the Supreme Court, on appeal.

Article LXXXVII
The decisions of the Supreme Court, when made by a majority of the Justices thereof, shall be final and conclusive upon all parties.

Article LXXXVIII
The King, His Ministers, the Governors, and each branch of the Legislature shall have authority to require the opinions of the Justices of the Supreme Court, upon important questions of law, and upon solemn occasions.

Article LXXXIX
The King, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, appoints the Justices of the Supreme Court, and all other Judges of Courts of Record; their salaries are fixed by law.

Article XC
The Governors, by and with the advice of the Justices of the Supreme Court, shall appoint the District Justices of their respective islands.

Article XCI
In order that the people may not suffer from long continuance in place of any District Justice, who shall fail of discharging the important duties of his office with ability and fidelity, all commissions of District Justices shall expire and become void in the term of two years from their respective dates; and upon the expiration of any commission the same shall be renewed, or another person appointed, as shall most conduce to the well-being of the Kingdom. Provided always, that District justices shall be subject to removal at any time by the Circuit Court of their respective islands, for causes particularly assigned by the Judges of said Court in rendering their judgment. But no District Justice shall be removed until he shall have notice of the charges made against him and an opportunity of being heard in his defense.

Article XCII
No Judge or Magistrate can sit alone on an appeal or new trial, in any case on which he may have given a previous judgment.

Article XCIII
It shall be the duty of the Chief Justice to make an annual report, through the Minister of the Interior, to the Legislature, of the state of the Judiciary of the Kingdom in all its branches.

Article XCIV
The King, after approving this Constitution, shall take the following oath:
I solemnly Swear, in the presence of Almighty God, to maintain the Constitution of the Kingdom whole and inviolate, and to govern in conformity with that and and the laws.

Article XCV
The Kuhina Nui shall take the same oath; and when exercising the Executive Power, during a minority, he shall take the following oath:
I solemnly swear, in the presence of Almighty God, to preserve the rights of the Heir to the Crown, and the Constitution whole and inviolate, and to govern in conformity with that and the law.

Article XCVI
Every member of the House of Nobles shall take the following oath:
I solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God, that I will loyally support the Constitution and Laws of the Ewacian Islands, and conscientiously and impartially discharge my duty as a member of this House.

Article XCVII
Every member of the House of Representatives shall take the following oath:
I most solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God, that I will faithfully support the Constitution and Laws of the Ewacian Islands and conscientiously and impartially discharge my duties, as a Representative of the people.

:: General Provisions ::

Article XCVIII
No personal shall ever hold a seat in the Legislature, orany office of honor, trust, or profit under the Government of the Ewacian Islands, who shall in due course of law, have been convicted of theft, bribery, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, or other high crime or misdemeanor.

Article XCIX
No officer of this Government shall hold any office, or receive any pension or salary, from any other government, or power whatever.

Article C
The Legislature votes the appropriations for the year, after due consideration of the revenue and expenditure of the year preceding, and of the estimates of the revenue and expenditure for the current year, which shall be submitted to them by the Minister of Finance; all which accounts shall be appended to the Bill of Appropriations and published annually.

Article CI
The enacting style in making and passing all Acts and Laws, shall be:­­ "Be it enacted by the King, the Nobles and the Representatives of the Ewacian Islands in Legislative Council assembled."

Article CII
To avoid improper influences which may result from intermixing in one and the same Act such things as have no proper relation to each other, every law shall embrace but one object, and that shall be expressed in the title.

Article CIII
All laws now in force in this Kingdom, shall continue and remain in full effect, until altered or repealed by the Legislature; such parts only excepted as are repugnant to this Constitution. All laws now enacted, or that may hereafter be enacted, contrary to this Constitution, shall be null and void.

Article CIV
This Constitution shall be in force from the first Monday of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two; but that there may be no failure of justice, or danger to the Kingdom, from any change, all officers of this Kingdom, at the time this Constitution shall take effect, shall have, hold, and exercise all the powers to them granted, until other persons shall be appointed in their stead; and all courts of the law shall proceed in the execution of the business of their respective departments; and all executive and legislative officers, bodies and powers, shall continue in full force, in the enjoyment and exercise of their trusts, employments and authority, until new appointments or elections shall take place under this Constitution.

:: Mode Of Amending The Constitution ::

Article CV
Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in either branch of the Legislature, and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members of each House, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the next Legislature; which proposed amendment or amendments shall be published for three months previous to the election of the next House of Representatives; and if, in the next Legislature, such proposed amendment or amendments, shall be agreed to by two-thirds of all the members of each house, and be approved by the King, such amendment or amendments shall become part of the Constitution of this Kingdom.

- KAMEHAMEHA II -





Foreign Relations


The Kingdom of Ewa Beach was once isolationist, and made it their mission to stay out of international affairs, but as time moved on, it soon found itself as a regional superpower. Although not the largest nation in the world, or in the region, the Kingdom, in it's humble opinion, it has achieved this goal, with one of the most powerful armies in the region, and unique governments.

The Kingdom has membership in only a couple, exclusive alliances. This includes its pride and joy, but unfortunately now disbanded Northern Eagle Military Alliance, which the Kingdom founded, and ran through the ages. The other, and arguably the most dedicated alliance the Kingdom is apart of is the Judean Sanctum. Which is the unified region of Judea. Ewa Beach, and Solm had founded the Sanctum soon after the fall of NEMA, and still run it to this day. The last, is Pernix, an organization which Solm recently founded.

The Kingdom of Ewa Beach currently classifies its best allies as the Federative Noocracy of Solm, which the Kingdom shares an extremely close relationship with. The Confederal Union of Hobit, and the United Kingdom of Albrante, who sacrificed so much during the NEMA-VIPER wars. These three nations are, currently, the only foreign nations that the Kingdom trusts and are the best allies of the Kingdom. While Albrante is a worthy ally, only Hobit and Solm share a special alliance, named the Kilton Protocol.

Ewa Beach maintains multiple embassies, which are scattered across the globe in a variety of nations of the region, and of the international community:
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ARMED FORCES OF EWA BEACH



See: Official Factbook of the Armed Forces of the Kingdom


Overview


The Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Ewa Beach can be divided into two subdivisions: the Royal Armed Forces [RAF] (comprising the Kingdoms' main military forces and their reserves), and the National Guard [RNG] (comprising the Kingdoms' strict homeland defense force). Intrinsically, preference is given to the RAF in terms of equipment and funding, though the nation's budget allocates over 24 trillion in military spending, providing enough fiscal support for the entirety of Ewa Beach's military operations.


Senior Command Structure


The Kingdom has a strong tradition of civilian control of the military. While the Chief is the overall head of the military, the Department of Defense [DoD], a federal executive department, is the principal organ by which military policy is carried out. The DoD is headed by the Secretary of Defense, who is a civilian and a member of the Cabinet, who also serves as the Chiefs' second-in-command of the military. To coordinate military action with diplomacy, the Chief has an advisory National Security Council headed by a National Security Advisor. Both the Chief and Secretary of Defense are advised by a six-member Joint Chiefs of Staff, which includes the head of each of the service branches, led by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

All five branches are under the direction of the Department of Defense, except the Coast Guard, which was made an agency of the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard may be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the Chief or Congress during a time of war. All five armed services are among the seven uniformed services of the Kingdom; the others are the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps.



Major Military Facilities


Symbolically, the Royal Armed Forces answers to the government in Ewa City, which answers to the King in the symbolic capital of Waipahu. Functionally, the major nerve center of the RAF is located in Hentulu. The Royal Armed Forces Command (RAFCOM), the chief center for military planning and aerospace defense is located in Hentulu, as is the headquarters for the Department of the Navy and the headquarters for the Department of the Air Force. The headquarters for the Department of the Army is located in nearby Waipahu.

During the times of the Crimson War, the Kingdom of Ewa Beach and The Republik of Solm have formed a Joint Task Force; designated Echo-Sierra Joint Task Force. It was originally comprised of 30,000 soldiers, but it has slightly decreased to almost 20 thousand soldiers. Both combat and support. Ewa Beach has devoted 10,000 troops, and Solm has done the same. The ESJTF was planned to be the main military force deployed during the war, yet lately it hasn't been so. Ewa Beach and Solm will deploy their own militaries, but the Task Force will be sent out at the same time. There is a ESJTF Military Base in both nations. One in Fort Catt of Ewa Beach, and it is unknown where Solm has placed their ESJTF Military Base.



Citizenship for Service


All natural born, able-bodied male civilians must begin a compulsory service term with the RAF or the RNG of no less than two years by no later than the age of 25. Following the completion of their two year mandatory service term, the men can opt to remain with their active service branch, become designated to the Reserve Corps of their respected branch (if applicable), transfer to the active or reserve National Guard, or withdraw from the military altogether. Such a structure is designed to award serving men with the status of citizenship in the Kingdom. All natural born men and women of the Kingdom are automatically granted citizenship at birth. Both of the subdivisions of the RAF retain Reserve Corps - the RAF and the RNG. The Reservists from the RAF and the RNG fall into the same organizational structure as the active troop body does.


Matériel


The Royal Military uses a strategy called Simplistic Superiority in its military planning. A more commonly referred colloquial slogan would be "Strong by Force, Virtuous by Simplicity". This refers to the Militarys' policy of using matériel that is easily transferable from one branch of the military to another. Every branch and subdivision of the RAF uses the same basic uniform structure, with color alterations made to order, and all military branches are equipped with the same weapons program, produced by Asken Manufacturing Company. The entirety of the Royal Military Field Weapons Arsenal contains only eleven different platforms: the KA-BAR Combat Knife, the M1A Model Bayonet, the ASP .45 Military Pistol, the AZ Vector, the AR3R1 KRL Rifle, the AA-12 Military Automatic Combat Shotgun, the Remington 870 Military Shotgun, the MK19 Grenade Machine Gun, the M203 Grenade Launcher, and the A57 Squad Automatic Weapon. The Kingdom Military uses three classes of grenades: the AN-M18 Smoke Grenade, the M67 Fragmentation Grenade, and the M1 Incendiary Grenade.

Furthermore, all soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors make use of the Meals Ready to Eat, a series of ration kits used in the field, dependent on the environment and situation. All MRE Kits maintain the same basic composition:
-main course (entree)
-side dish
-dessert or snack (often commercial candy, fortified pastry, or HOOAH! Bar)
-crackers or bread
-spread of cheese, peanut butter, or jelly
-powdered beverage mix: fruit flavored drink, cocoa, instant coffee or tea, sport drink, or dairy shake.
-utensils (usually just a plastic spoon)
-flameless ration heater (FRH)
-beverage mixing bag
Accessory pack:
-xylitol chewing gum
-water-resistant matches
-napkin / toilet paper
-moist towelette
-seasoning; including salt, pepper, sugar, creamer, and/or Tabasco sauce



Personnel Grades & Decorations


The RAF uses a three-phase, twenty-five tier rank structure to denote personnel levels in the two subdivisions: the RAF, and the RNG. The three phases are unilateral across the board, and encompass the three levels of Ewacian military personnel: Enlisted Personnel, Warrant Officers and Commissioned Officers. The enlisted personnel phase holds nine levels or grades, the warrant officer phase holds five rank levels, and the commissioned officer phase holds eleven rank levels. In both subdivisions, the RAF uses the same Military Decorations.


Current Size of the Royal Armed Forces: 1,033,175 Total Personnel [2.5%]
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CULTURE OF EWA BEACH




Languages

The Kingdom has two official languages recognized in its constitution: English and Hawaiian. It specifies that "Hawaiian shall be required for public acts and transactions only as provided by law". Hawaii Creole English (locally referred to as 'Pidgin') is the native language of many born-and-raised residents and is a second language for many other residents.

English
As of the 2000 Census, 73.44% of Ewacian residents age 5 and older speak only English at home.
According to the 2008 Ewacian Community Survey, 74.6% of Ewa Beach's residents over the age of five speak only English at home.

Minority languages
In addition, 2.6% of the nation's residents speak Corv.

Hawaiian
The majority of Ewa Beach's residents speak Hawaiian. Hawaiian is a Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family. It is closely related to other Polynesian languages, such as Marquesan, Tahitian, Māori, Rapa Nui (the language of Easter Island), and less closely to Samoan, and Tongan.

According to history, the native Ewacian people were discovered on the archipelago in roughly 300 AD followed by later waves of immigration from other islands. Those natives claimed the islands as their own, thereby becoming the Ewacian people. Their languages, over time, became the Hawaiian language.

Interest in Hawaiian increased significantly in the late 20th century. With the help of the Office of Ewacian Affairs, specially designated immersion schools were established where all subjects would be taught in Hawaiian. Also, the University of K'aluaka developed a Hawaiian language graduate studies program. Municipal codes were altered to favor Hawaiian place and street names for new civic developments.

Hawaiian distinguishes between long and short vowels. In modern practice, vowel length is indicated with a macron (kahakō). Also, Hawaiian uses the glottal stop as a consonant (ʻokina). It is written as a symbol similar to the apostrophe or opening single quote.

Hawaiian-language newspapers started to publish in the early 1800s, and continue to be published today, and traditional native speakers of Hawaiian generally omit the marks in their own writing. The ʻokina and kahakō are intended to help non-native speakers.

Hawaiian Pidgin
Some locals speak Hawaii Creole English (HCE), often called "pidgin". The lexicon of HCE derives mainly from English but also has words from Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Ilocano and Tagalog and Portuguese. During the 19th century, the increase in immigration, caused a variant of English to develop. By the early 20th century pidgin speakers had children who acquired the pidgin as their first language. HCE speakers use some Hawaiian words without those words being considered archaic. Most place names are retained from Hawaiian, as are some names for plants or animals. For example, tuna fish are often called ahi.




Religion

Hona'i is the term used to describe the religious beliefs and practises of the Ewacian people. Hona'i is polytheistic, believing in many deities, and is also animistic in that it is based on a belief that spirits are found in non-human beings and objects such as animals, the waves, and the sky.

Deities
Hona'i, as said before, is polytheistic, with four deities most prominent: Kāne, Kū, Lono and Kanaloa. Other notable deities include Laka, Kihawahine, Haumea, Papahanaumoku, and, most famously, Pele. In addition, each family is considered to have one or more family guardians known as ʻaumakua.

One breakdown of this certain pantheon consists of the following groups:
    Kū, Kāne, Lono, Kanaloa [The Four Gods (ka hā)]
    Kāne (ke kanahā) [The Forty Male Gods or Aspects]
    The Four Hundred Gods and Goddesses (ka lau)
    The Great Multitude of Gods and Goddesses (ke kini akua)
    The Spirits (na ʻunihipili)
    The Guardians (na ʻaumākua)

Another breakdown consists of three major groups:
    The Four Gods, or akua: Kū, Kāne, Lono, Kanaloa
    Many Lesser Gods, or kupua, each associated with certain professions
    Family Gods, ʻaumakua, associated with particular families

Kahuna
The Kahuna are the rough equivalent of shamans who served as mediums for the purpose of communicating with the gods. Kahuna often served as healers as well, discussing with the gods the best way to heal their patients.

Prayer & Heiau
Prayer is an essential part of Ewacian life, employed when building a house, making a canoe, and giving lomilomi massage. Ewacians addressed prayers to various gods depending on the situation. When healers picked herbs for medicine, they usually prayed to and Hina, male and female, right and left, upright and supine. The people worshiped Lono during Makahiki season and during times of war.

Histories from the 19th century describe prayer throughout the day, with specific prayers associated with mundane activities such as sleeping, eating, drinking, and traveling. However, it has been suggested that the activity of prayer differed from the subservient styles of prayer often seen in the international world.

...the usual posture for prayer – sitting upright, head high and eyes open – suggests a relationship marked by respect and self-respect. The gods might be awesome, but the ʻaumākua bridged the gap between gods and man. The gods possessed great mana; but man, too, has some mana. None of this may have been true in the time of Pāʻao, but otherwise, the Ewacian did not seem prostrate before his gods.
—Kawena Pukui


Heiau, serves as focal points for prayer in Ewa Beach. Offerings, sacrifices, and prayers were offered at these temples, the thousands of koʻa (shrines), a multitude of wahi pana (sacred places), and at small kuahu (altars) in individual homes.




Cuisine

Modern Ewacian cuisine is a fusion of many cuisines brought by multiethnic immigrants to the islands, particularly of Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Polynesian and Portuguese origins, including plant and animal food sources imported from around the world for agricultural use in Ewa Beach.

Many local restaurants serve the ubiquitous plate lunch featuring the Asian staple, two scoops of rice, a simplified version of American macaroni salad (consisting of macaroni noodles and mayonnaise), and a variety of different toppings ranging from the hamburger patty, a fried egg, and gravy of a Loco Moco, Japanese style tonkatsu or the traditional lu'au favorite, kalua pig.

Modern cuisine may also include a style of cuisine that has emerged over the past two decades, now known as Ewacian regional cuisine or Ewacian Regional Cuisine (Abbreviated as ERC).

Vegetables, Fruits & Nuts
    Taro
    Breadfruit
    Candle Nut
    Coconut
    Polynesian Arrowroot
    Haupia
    Ki
    Winged Beans
    Jicama

Meat
    Pork
    The Hormel company's canned meat product Spam has been highly popular in Ewa Beach for decades. Ewacians are the largest consumers of Spam in the region. Spam became an important source of protein for locals after fishing around the Islands was prohibited during the First Judean World War. In 2005, Ewacians consumed more than fifty million cans of Spam.

    Spam is used in local dishes in a variety of ways, most commonly fried and served with rice. In breakfast, fried eggs are often served together. Spam can also be wrapped in ti and roasted, skewered and deep fried, or stir-fried with cabbage. It is added to saimin or fried rice, mashed with tofu, or served with cold sōmen or baked macaroni and cheese. It is also used in chutney for pupu, in sandwich with mayonnaise, or baked with guava jelly. Spam musubi, a slice of sweet and salty marinated Spam tied to a cake of rice with a strip of nori, is very popular as a snack in Ewa Beach. Spam musubi is served in sushi restaurants in Ewa Beach, having become popular in the 1960s.

    Beef
    In the 19th century, Ronald Plews brought over cowboys to train the Ewacians in cattle ranching. The Ewacian cowboys came to be called paniolos. Cattle ranching grew rapidly for the next one hundred years. In 1960, half of the land in Ewa Beach was devoted to ranching for beef export, but by 1990 the number had shrunk to 25 percent. The paniolos chewed pipikaula ("beef rope"), a salted and dried beef that resembles beef jerky. Pipikaula would usually be broiled before serving. With the influence of Asian cooking, beef strips are commonly marinated in soy sauce. When beef is dried in the sun, a screened box is traditionally used to keep the meat from dust and flies. Dried meat could often be found as a relish or appetizer at a lū‘au.

Fish & Seafood
    Tuna is the most important fish in Ewacian cuisine. Varieties include the skipjack tuna (aku), the yellowfin tuna (ahi), and the albacore tuna (tombo). Ahi in particular has a long history, since ancient Ewacians used it on long ocean voyages because it is well preserved when salted and dried. A large portion of the local tuna fishery goes to Solm to be sold.

    The Judean blue marlin (kajiki) is barbecued or grilled, but should not be overcooked due to its very low fat content. The broadbill swordfish (shutome), popular and shipped all over the regioon, is high in fat and its steaks may be grilled, broiled, or used in stir-fries. The groupers (hapuu) are most often steamed. The red snapper (onaga) is steamed, poached, or baked. The pink snapper (opakapaka) has a higher fat, and is steamed or baked, served with a light sauce. The Wahoo (ono) is grilled or sautéed, and the dolphin fish (mahimahi) is usually cut into steaks and fried or grilled. The moonfish (opah) is used for broiling, smoking, or making sashimi.

Spices
    Showing the island's Asian influence, Teriyaki has become the most popular way of treating meats, including Spam.. Other common Asian spices include Five-spice powder and Char siu from China, Wasabi and Shoyu (Soy sauce) from Japan, and Bagoong from the Philippines. Types of spices endemic to Ewacian cuisine include Huli-huli sauce and Chili pepper water.




Holidays & Celebrations

There are a total of five national holidays, in which all employees receive a day free from work and generally all business is halted.

New Year's Day [January 1st]
Celebrates beginning of the Gregorian calendar year. Festivities include counting down to midnight (12:00 AM) on the preceding night, New Year's Eve. It is the traditional end of the holiday season.

King Kamehameha I Day [June 1st]
This day is more commonly referred to as “Kamehameha Day.” It takes place annually on June 11th. The holiday was established back in 1871 by King Kaluakea in honor of Kamehameha the First. Kamehameha Day is the only holiday that was established by royal proclamation that is still officially observed by the Kingdom of Ewa Beach.

May Day [First Week of May]
May Day is also known as “Lei Day” in Ewa Beach. It is celebrated annually usually during the first week of May. The holiday was established back in 1928 to celebrate the making and wearing of the flower lei. It seemed appropriate to have this “Lei Day” fall on May Day. It is celebrated nationwide by the wearing of leis, parades and school programs depicting the traditional Ewacian court. School children usually participate in festivities during May Day.

Memorial Day [May 29th]
Honors the nation's war dead from the Revolution onwards; marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season.

Makahiki [October/November to February/March]
Makahiki is a holiday covering four consecutive lunar months, approximately from October or November through February or March. Thus it might be thought of as including the equivalent of modern Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions. Many religious ceremonies happen during this period. The people stop work, make offerings to the chief or aliʻi, and then spend their time practicing sports, feasting, dancing and having a good time. War during those four months is forbidden.





Music

The music of Ewa Beach includes an array of traditional and popular styles, ranging from native folk music to modern rock. Ewa Beach's musical contributions to the music of Judea are out of proportion to the state's small size. Styles like slack-key guitar are well-known worldwide, while Ewacian-tinged music is a frequent part of foreign soundtracks. Ewa Beach also made a major contribution to country music with the introduction of the steel guitar.

Traditional Ewacian folk music is a major part of the Kingdom's musical heritage. The native people have inhabited the islands for centuries and have retained much of their traditional musical knowledge. Their music is largely religious in nature, and includes chanting and dance music. Ewacian music has had an enormous impact on the music of other islands, and island nations; indeed, music author Ralph Smith called the influence of the Ewacian music a "unifying factor in the development of modern island music".

Music Festivals
Major music festivals in Ewa Beach include the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, which brings together hula groups from all across the region, as well as a number of slack-key and steel guitar festivals: N'ihuan'i Slack Key Guitar Festival, and the Steel Guitar Association Festival. April's Aloha Week is a popular tourist attraction, as is the Moloka'i Music Festival held around Labor Day. There is also a Ewacian International Jazz Festival, which was founded in 1986, and holds festivals on Kauhona, O'Kalua, O'Lonoka'i, and Malau'i.

Ewa Beach is home to numerous hotels, many of which feature music in the afternoon or evening; some of the more prominent ones include the Ku'uamaha Hilton, the Mauna Ki'iana Hotel, the Uptown Waipahu, the Halekulani, Hi'uanakea's and the King Kamehameha Hotel. Large music venues in the Kingdom include the University Theater, which has 600 seats and is the largest venue on N'ihuan'i. The largest venue and cultural exhibition center on O'Kalua is the O'Kalua Community College Performing Arts Center. The John H. Murphy Center Arena is the largest venue in Waipahu and among the largest in the nation

Other venues for Ewacian music on Kauhona include the Honalo Shell an establishment used primarily for concerts and entertainment purposes. Over the years many local, as well as international artists have graced the stage there. It is unique outdoor theater located in Hu'uentu Park. This venue seats 2,400 persons, with the capacity to hold up to 6,000 more on the lawn area. Concerts, graduation ceremonies and hula shows are very popular at this site. As well as Hunt Theatre and Andrews Amphitheatre on the campus of the University of Buamen, the Hana Center Concert Hall, the Ewacian Theatre in downtown Kageth, the Paliku Theatre on the campus of Windward Community College and the Yera Community College Theatre. The historic Lanai Theatre is a cultural landmark in Lanai, dating back to the 1920s.



Art



Literature



Technology, Gadgets & Automobiles



Death Rituals



Sports



Drugs & Alcohol



Firearms
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INDEX OF CHARACTERS



Below is a list confined of any and all characters used in recent and past roleplays.



Civilians


    John Martin :
    Status: Deceased
    Resistance fighter. Contributed in the first attacks in Istilograd, and the major attack in Ranava with other resistance members in the city. Killed in action when firing upon a enemy helicopter.

    Samuel Warren :
    Status: Unknown
    Resistance fighter. Kidnapped from his home, and woke up in a small mental asylum. His status is unknown at this moment.

    Dean Warren :
    Status: Unknown
    Resistance fighter. Led the group of resistance members in the attack on the power station in Ranava. His group was killed in action, and his status is unknown at this moment.




Military Personnel

    General Reynolds :
    Status: Alive
    Five star general in the Kingdom Armed Force [KAF]. Proposed joining the Sanctum side in the Second Judean World War, and mobilizing the military to help with the invasion of Tergnitz.

    Sergeant Wydell :
    Status: Deceased
    Sergeant in the Federal Armed Forces [FAF], which has now been replaced by the KAF due to an overthrow. Primary mission was to guide certain foreign investigators through the Federation. Killed in action when his convoy came under attack by resistance fighters in Istilograd.

    Admiral Wilkins :
    Status: Deceased
    Former Admiral of the 6th Naval Fleet during the Crimson War. Killed in action when joint naval forces of Solm, and the Federation moved upon Tergnitz in an attempt to retrieve a Solmian package. Tergnitzian naval forces detonated a nuclear device in the midst of the battle, and destroyed many of the ships present.

    Captain Spears :
    Status: Alive
    Retired Captain of the military of the Federation. Fought in the Battle of Eden, in the Crimson War. Retired six years after the war ended.

    General Wiech :
    Status: Alive
    Retired General of the military of the Federation. Led his men in the Battle of Eden, in the Crimson War. Retired two years after the war ended.

    Sergeant Rethen :
    Status: Deceased
    Former Sergeant in the military of the Federation. Killed in action during the Battle of Eden, in the Crimson War.

    Colonel Puller :
    Status: Deceased
    Former Colonel in the military of the Federation. Killed in action during the Battle of Eden, in the Crimson War.

    Major General Hanks
    Status: Deceased
    Former Major General in the military of the Federation. Killed in action during the Battle of Eden, in the Crimson War.

    Sergeant Cole Gianakos
    Status: Alive
    Former Sergeant in the military of the Federation; reenlisted as a soldier of the Royal Army. Fought in the Hobitian war to restore the monarchy.



Government Personnel

    Kilana Alevina :
    Status: Alive
    Current leader of the Kingdom. Nominated to lead the nation once resistance members overthrew the government of the Federation.

    Joseph Maxwell :
    Status: Alive
    Current Secretary of Defense.

    John Murphy :
    Status: Deceased
    Former president of the Federation of Ewa Beach. Tried and executed for war crimes, and genocide.
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ECONOMY OF EWA BEACH




Overview

The economy of Ewa Beach is one of the largest in Judea. According to the International Monetary Fund, the country's GDP per capita is at D$ 209,270.45 as of August, 2011.

For six decades since the 1950s, Ewa Beach experienced rapid economic growth, which was referred to as an economic miracle. With average growth rates of 12% in the 1950s, 7% in the 1960s, 5% in the 1970s, and 4% in the 1980s, Ewa Beach was able to establish and maintain itself in the region's top ten largest economies from 1953 until 2010, when it was officially recognized as being in the top five for the region's largest economies.

As a mountainous, volcanic island country, Ewa Beach, unlike many others, has an adequate amount of natural resources to support its growing economy and population. Although many kinds of minerals were extracted throughout the country, the country did require other mineral resources, thus importing them in the postwar [First Judean World War] era. The nation's large and varied forest resources, which covers 60 percent of the country, is often utilized extensively.

Deposits of gold, magnesium, and silver meet current industrial demands, but Ewa Beach often finds itself dependent on rare foreign sources for many of the minerals essential to modern industry. Iron ore, copper, bauxite, and alumina must be imported, as well as many forest products.



Domestic Statistics


Government Category:
Constitutional Monarchy


Government Leader:
King Kilana Alevina


Government Priority:
Defense


Economic Rating:
Powerhouse


Civil Rights Rating:
Excellent


Political Freedoms:
Very Good


Income Tax Rate:
2%


Major Industry:
Arms Manufacturing


National Currency:
Dala (D$)





Government Budget Details


Administration:
D$ 5,231,837,629,763.00


Social Welfare:
D$ 2,712,493,547,593.30


Healthcare:
D$ 12,478,492,573,193.70


Education:
D$ 3,720,242,636,548.00


Religion & Spirituality:
D$ 2,375,280,623,923.20


Defense:
D$ 22,014,481,317,171.20


Law & Order:
D$ 6,882,521,282,508.80


Commerce:
D$ 10,462,058,372,734.40


Public Transport:
D$ 6,472,892,480,389.00


The Environment:
D$ 7,482,055,482,758.20


Social Equality:
D$ 2,472,983,194,247.00





Economic Details


Exchange Rate:
D$ 1 = $1.8374 USD


Gross Domestic Product:
D$ 96,473,678,248,346.08


GDP Per Capita:
D$ 209,270.45


Unemployment Rate:
.8%


Consumption:
D$ 56,264,535,680,000.00


Government Budget:
D$ 82,305,339,140,829.80


Government Expenditures:
D$ 26,196,003,466,240.00


Government Waste:
D$ 231,000,866,560.00


Imports:
D$ 13,533,924,368,000.00


Exports:
D$ 16,921,728,240,691.20


Trade Surplus:
D$ 1,612,196,127,308.80

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS




    What is the general ideology of the basic Ewacian? -Sailsia

    The average Ewacian is generally a conservative, in the Ewacian sense. For conservatism in Ewa Beach is somewhat different from conservatism elsewhere. It follows some of the same ideals, yet it is also a mix with a bit of liberalism.


    How was the Colony of Ewa Beach established and by who? -Mount Bordeaux

    In 1276, the leading Solmian explorer, George Hunt, attempted to take hostage the King of N'ihuan'i, Ka'laniuo'pu'u. Hunt ultimately failed, and in an attempt to retreat, he was clubbed and stabbed to death. This outraged the Republik, and ended in the Solmians invading and conquering the Kingdom in 1292 CE.


    Do you slaughter those who read Twilight? -Vlack Sturm

    Twilight was never released in the Kingdom, and thus, there was no need to slaughter those who read it, as it did not exist.


    Weres the boobs at? -LINTYLAND

    The breasts are found on the women of the Kingdom.


    Do your execution policies apply to even those under 18? -Youvtha

    Yes, though we rarely execute criminals as crime is very rare in the Kingdom.


    What percentage of your population are evil counter-revolutionaries? -Guanzhong

    98%.




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EDUCATION OF EWA BEACH




Overview


Education in the Kingdom of Ewa Beach is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: royal, island (similar to states of the United States), and local.

Public education is universally available. School curricula, funding, teaching, employment, and other policies are set through locally elected school boards with jurisdiction over school districts with many directives from state legislatures. School districts are usually separate from other local jurisdictions, with independent officials and budgets. Educational standards and standardized testing decisions are usually made by island governments.

The ages for compulsory education vary by island. It begins from ages five to eight and ends from ages fourteen to eighteen. Compulsory education requirements can generally be satisfied by educating children in public schools, state-certified private schools, or an approved home school program. In most public and private schools, education is divided into three levels: elementary school, intermediate school (sometimes called junior high school), and high school.

In almost all schools at these levels, children are divided by age groups into grades, ranging from kindergarten (followed by first grade) for the youngest children in elementary school, up to twelfth grade, the final year of high school. The exact age range of students in these grade levels varies slightly from area to area.

Post-secondary education, better known as "college" in Ewa Beach, is generally governed separately from the elementary and high school system, and is described in a separate section below.



Elementary

Schooling is compulsory for all children in the Kingdom, but the age range for which school attendance is required varies from island to island. Most children begin elementary education with kindergarten (usually five to six years old) and finish secondary education with twelfth grade (usually eighteen years old). In some cases, pupils may be promoted beyond the next regular grade. Some states allow students to leave school between 14–17 with parental permission, before finishing high school; other islands require students to stay in school until age 18.

Most parents send their children to either a public or private institution. According to government data, one-tenth of students are enrolled in private schools. Approximately 85% of students enter the public schools, largely because they are free (tax burdens by school districts vary from area to area).

There are more than 7,000 school districts in the country. Approximately, D$ 3,720,242,636,548.00, or over three trillion is spent each year on primary and secondary education. Most islands require that their school districts within the island teach for 180 days a year.

Parents may also choose to educate their own children at home; .7% of children are educated in this manner. Nearly 4,000 students between the ages of 16 and 24 dropped out of high school in 2003. The numbers have dropped since then.

In 2010, there were 3,823,142 teachers in public, charter, and private elementary and secondary schools. They taught a total of 55,203,000 students, who attended one of 132,656 schools.

Islands do not require proper reporting from their school districts to allow analysis of efficiency of return on investment. The Institution for Ewacian Progress, commends Kauhona and O'Lonoka'i as the only two islands that provides annual school-level productivity evaluations which report to the public how well school funds are being spent at the local level. This allows for comparison of school districts within an island.

In 2010, Ewacian students rank 4th in the region. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development says that this is due to attempting to focus on the all ends of performers. All of the recent gains have been made, deliberately, at the low, medium, and high ends of the socioeconomic scale and among the all of the achievers.

Reciting the Pledge of the Islands is compulsory in all schools, as it focuses on the passion and the love of the islands.



Intermediate School

Intermediate schools (commonly called junior high school) are schools that span grades 6 through 8 or 9. Schools that overlap the 9th grade typically are referred to as "junior high schools". Both are between primary education/elementary education and high school. The divisions vary widely by island and even by district.

Some districts even mix all inclusive elementary schools teaching K-6, but split other schools in the district into Elementary and Intermediate schools. The general rule being there is no general rule in the Kingdom as islands and even districts within the island have quite a bit of control over the divisions.

Upon arrival in intermediate and/or Junior High School, students begin to enroll in class schedules where they take classes from several teachers in a given day. The classes are usually a set of four or five (if foreign language is included in the curriculum) core academic classes (English or "language arts," science, mathematics, history or "social studies," and, in some schools, foreign language) with two to four other classes, either electives or supplementary or remedial academic classes.

In school districts divided into intermediate and junior high schools often one of the main differences between the two is elective courses.

Some students also start taking a foreign language or advanced math and science classes in intermediate school. Typically schools will offer Hawaiian, Greek, Corv, and French; and, often German. In addition to Pre-Algebra and other high school mathematics prep courses, Algebra I and Geometry are both commonly taught. Schools also offer Earth Science, Life Science or Physical Science classes. Physical education classes (also called "PE", "phys ed", Kinesiology, or by the older term, "gym") are usually mandatory for various periods. For Social Studies, some schools offer Ewacian History and World History classes.



High School

Individual islands, counties, and school districts have considerable leeway in how they choose to divide their school levels. Students will generally graduate from high school in the year of their 18th birthday if they were born between January 1 and August 31, but this varies by island depending on the kindergarten cut-off date, which varies considerably. A few Ewacian schools still incorporate grades 7 through 12, but it is usually either grades 9-12 or grades 10-12 although some states split grades 9-10 and 11-12 into a high school.

For purposes of the Grade Point Average (GPA) and subject requirements used for college admission, grade 9 is usually considered the first year of high school regardless of whether the student is in the last year of a 7-9 junior high program, or the first year of a 9-12 high school program. While high school is generally defined as being grades 9-12, there are some senior high schools that cover only grades 10-12, and typically accept students from a junior high school that includes grades 7-9. Some states consider grades 7-12 to be secondary education, while others consider grades 6-12 to be secondary education.

As a practical matter, while laws in most islands mandate school attendance at least until graduation or age 17, many require attendance until age 18 (unless the student earns a diploma earlier, usually around age 16). Conversely, students who have failed a grade may remain in high school past the age of 18. In general, students over 19 attend remedial classes to receive a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Island laws vary on the cut-off age for students to receive free public education services. Many islands also have adult high schools for people generally 18 and over. Students can stay in high school past the age of 18 if it is deemed appropriate. They cannot stay past a certain age depending on the island, though most do not have a limit.

On average, 94% of Ewacian students graduate from high school. A high school diploma or GED certificate is usually required for entrance into a two or four-year college or university and to other post-secondary education programs.



Grading Scale

With schools in the Kingdom children are continually assessed throughout the school year by their teachers, and report cards are issued to parents at varying intervals. Generally the scores for individual assignments and tests are recorded for each student in a grade book, along with the maximum number of points for each assignment. At any time, the total number of points for a student when divided by the total number of possible points produces a percent grade, which can be translated to a letter grade. Letter grades are often but not always used on report cards at the end of a marking period, although the current grade may be available at other times (particularly when an electronic grade book connected to an online service is in use). Although grading scales usually differ from school to school, the most common grade scale is letter grades—"A" through "F"—derived from a scale of 0–100 or a percentile.
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HEALTHCARE OF EWA BEACH




Overview


Health care in the Kingdom is provided by many separate legal entities. Health care facilities are largely owned and operated by the private sector. Health insurance is now primarily provided by the government in the public sector, with 60-65% of healthcare provision and spending coming from programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Veterans Health Administration.

The Kingdom's Census Bureau reported that a record 16 million residents of the population were uninsured in 2009. More money per person is spent on health care in Ewa Beach than in any other nation in the region, and a greater percentage of total income in the nation is spent on health care in Ewa Beach than in any Sanctum member except for Solm. Although not all people are insured, the Kingdom has the third highest public healthcare expenditure per capita, because of the high cost of medical care in the country. A 2001 study in the islands found that medical debt contributed to 12.2% of all personal bankruptcies and in 2007, 32.1% of filers for bankruptcies claimed high medical expenses. Since then, health costs and the numbers of uninsured and underinsured have increased.

Life expectancy in the Kingdom is 3rd in the region, above most developed nations and some developing nations. It is above the average life expectancy for the Judean Union. The Judean Health Organization (JHO), in 2000, ranked the Ewacian health care system as the highest in cost, first in responsiveness, 6th in overall performance, and 5th by overall level of health (among the 34 member nations included in the study). The Commonwealth Fund ranked the Kingdom 4th in the quality of health care among similar countries.



Facilities

In the Kingdom, ownership of the health care system is mainly in private hands, though federal, island, county, and city governments also own certain facilities. The non-profit hospitals share of total hospital capacity has remained relatively stable (about 65%) for decades. There are also privately owned for-profit hospitals as well as government hospitals in some locations, mainly owned by county and city governments.

There is no nationwide system of government-owned medical facilities open to the general public but there are local government-owned medical facilities open to the general public. The Department of Defense [DoD] operates field hospitals as well as permanent hospitals (the Military Health System), to provide military-funded care to active military personnel.

The Veterans Health Administration [VHA] operates hospitals open only to veterans, though veterans who seek medical care for conditions they did not receive while serving in the military are charged for services. Hospitals provide some outpatient care in their emergency rooms and specialty clinics, but primarily exist to provide inpatient care. Hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers are sources of sporadic problem-focused care. "Surgicenters" are examples of specialty clinics. Hospice services for the terminally ill who are expected to live six months or less are most commonly subsidized by charities and government. Prenatal, family planning, and "dysplasia" clinics are government-funded obstetric and gynecologic specialty clinics respectively, and are usually staffed by nurse practitioners.



Spending

Current estimates put Royal health care spending at approximately D$ 12,478,492,573,193.70, one of the highest in the region. The Health and Human Services Department expects that the health share of GDP will continue its historical upward trend, reaching almost 14 trillion Dalas by 2017. Of each dollar spent on health care in the Kingdom, 31% goes to hospital care, 21% goes to physician/clinical services, 10% to pharmaceuticals, 4% to dental, 6% to nursing homes and 3% to home health care, 3% for other retail products, 3% for government public health activities, 7% to administrative costs, 7% to investment, and 6% to other professional services (physical therapists, optometrists, etc).

The Office of the Actuary (OACT) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services publishes data on total health care spending in the Kingdom, including both historical levels and future projections. In 2003, Ewa Beach spent $7.6 trillion on health care, up from $5.1 trillion, the previous year. Growth in spending is projected to average 6.7% annually over the period 2007 through 2017.

In 2010, the royal, island and local governments, corporations and individuals, together spent $9.5 trillion, on health care. The Congressional Budget Office has found that "about half of all growth in health care spending in the past several decades was associated with changes in medical care made possible by advances in technology." Other factors included higher income levels, changes in insurance coverage, and rising prices. Hospitals and physician spending take the largest share of the health care dollar, while prescription drugs take about 7%. The use of prescription drugs is increasing among adults who have drug coverage.



Regulation

Healthcare is subject to extensive regulation at both the royal and the island level, much of which "arose haphazardly". Under this system, the royal government cedes primary responsibility to the islands under the Kuaniakae Act. Essential regulation includes the licensure of health care providers at the island level and the testing and approval of pharmaceuticals and medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration, and laboratory testing. These regulations are designed to protect consumers from ineffective or fraudulent healthcare. Additionally, islands regulate the health insurance market and they often have laws which require that health insurance companies cover certain procedures, although island mandates generally do not apply to the self-funded health care plans offered by large employers, which exempt from island laws under preemption clause of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed, and includes various new regulations, with one of the most notable being a health insurance mandate which requires all citizens to purchase health insurance. While not regulation per se, the royal government also has a major influence on the healthcare market through its payments to providers under Medicare and Medicard, which in some cases are used as a reference point in the negotiations between medical providers and insurance companies.

At the royal level, Ewacian Department of Health and Human Services oversees the various agencies involved in health care. The health agencies are a part of the Ewacian Public Health Service, and include the Food and Drug Administration, which certifies the safety of food, effectiveness of drugs and medical products, the Centers for Disease Prevention, which prevents disease, premature death, and disability, the Agency of Health Care Research and Quality, the Agency Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which regulates hazardous spills of toxic substances, and the National Institutes of Health, which conducts medical research.

Island governments maintain island health departments, and local governments (counties and municipalities) often have their own health departments, usually branches of the island health department. Regulations of a island board may have executive and police strength to enforce state health laws. In some islands, all members of island boards must be health care professionals. Members of island boards may be assigned by the governor or elected by the state committee.

Members of local boards may be elected by the mayor council. The Kuaniakae Act, which cedes regulation to the islands, does not itself regulate insurance, nor does it mandate that island regulate insurance. "Acts of Congress" that do not expressly purport to regulate the "business of insurance" will not preempt island laws or regulations that regulate the "business of insurance." The Act also provides that royal anti-trust laws will not apply to the "business of insurance" as long as the island regulates in that area, but royal anti-trust laws will apply in cases of boycott, coercion, and intimidation. By contrast, most other royal laws will not apply to insurance whether the islands regulate in that area or not.

Self-policing of providers by providers is a major part of oversight. Many health care organizations also voluntarily submit to inspection and certification by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations [JCAHO]. Providers also undergo testing to obtain board certification attesting to their skills. A report issued by Public Citizen in April 2008 found that, for the third year in a row, the number of serious disciplinary actions against physicians by island medical boards declined from 2006 to 2007, and called for more oversight of the boards.
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POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS




    Population :
      41,326,984 [41.3 Million] as of September 23rd, 2011.

    Age Structure :
      0-14 years = 20.2%
      15-64 years = 67%
      65 years or over = 12.8%

    Median Age :
      Total: 36.7 years
      Male: 35.4 years
      Female: 38 years

    Sex Ratio :
      At Birth: 1.05 male/female
      Under 15 Years: 1.04 male/female
      15-64 Years: 1 male/female
      65 Years and Over: 0.75 male/female
      Total Population: 0.97 male/female

    Infant Mortality Rate :
      Total: 0.32 deaths/1,000 live births
      Male: 0.98 deaths/1,000 live births
      Female: 0.85 deaths/1,000 live births

    Life Expectancy at Birth :
      Total Population: 87.2 years
      Male: 82.8 years
      Female: 91.6

    Nationality :
      Ewacian

    Ethnic Groups :
      94% Ewacians
      3% Albanian
      2% Corv
      1% Trescottian

    Literacy :
      Total Population: 97.3%

    School Life Expectancy :
      Total: 19 years
      Male: 19 years
      Female: 19 years
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LAW ENFORCEMENT OF EWA BEACH



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TRANSPORTATION OF EWA BEACH



Transport in Ewa Beach has undergone significant changes in the past three decades, vastly modernizing the country's infrastructure. Although ferry transport between islands remains the prominent method of transport between the nation, improvements to the road infrastructure, rail, urban transport, and airports have all led to a vast improvement in transportation. These upgrades have played a key role in supporting the Ewacian economy.
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