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The Democratic Union of the Valepian Lands FACTBOOK

Postby The Valepian Lands » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:15 am

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'''The United States of The Valepian Lands''', also abbreviated as the 'USVL' or just 'The Valepian Lands' is a constitutional federal republic located in [[The Union of Socialist Nations]] (although full socialism is abandoned, see history). It is a presidential republic made up of 6 key republics and 2 provinces. From west to east it shares borders with Vandengaarde, Valmulistania and Czechiturkistan. It spans a large thin part of northern USN having a wide range of environments and landforms. It has a very prominent role in mining and mineral resources which is were most of its income is come from.

== Geography ==
Geographical Map
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From west to east of the nation environments span to mountains, deserts, semi-deserts, steppes and forests. Summers are long (from May through September), hot, and dry, while winters generally are mild and dry, although occasionally cold and damp in the south. Most of the country also is quite arid, with average annual rainfall amounting to between 100 and 200 millimetres and occurring mostly in winter and spring. The country's climate is influenced chiefly by the mountains, the USVL position far from the ocean, and the absence of any body of water large enough to influence weather patterns. The only major body of water in the country is a short border over Jakirian lake in the north.

Natural Hazards include earthquakes which only happen in the less populated areas in the desert. Sand storms are common in the desert, cleaning the desert of anything other than sand, making archaeologists and palaeontologists work cut harder.
Valepian Desert
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=== Environmental Issues ===
Industry is rampant in the country and pollution is rarely delt with. The nations industrial hub, Ubergrad has the most fossil fuel output of any other city in the USVL. This is mainly due to the heavy use of coal and oil. Some experts are saying that the continued use of fossil fuels may enlarge the great Valepian Desert in the west. Most of the water in the USVL is polluted by industrial effluents, pesticide and fertilizer residue, and, in some places, radioactivity. The gravest environmental threat to the USVL comes from radiation, especially in the Desert region of the west, where the Communist government tested many nuclear weapons, nearly a quarter of them above ground. Often, such tests were conducted without evacuating or even alerting the local population. Although nuclear testing was halted shortly after, radiation poisoning, birth defects, severe anaemia, and leukaemia are very common in the area.

=== Economy ===
The USVL is a moderately developed country with a mixed economy. Even after the Liberal revolution, the government still highly regulates businesses. The currency is the Ruble (R$).
As of August 28th here is the economic statistics.
Exchange Rate: 2.3067 Robles = $1
Gross Domestic Product: $2,778,829,728,578.28
GDP Per Capita: $7,592.43
Unemployment Rate: 9.69%
Consumption: $204,960,000,000.00
Government Budget: $2,828,448,000,000.00
Government Expenditures: $2,602,172,160,000.00
Government Waste: -$226,275,840,000.00
Exports: $322,589,088,578.28
Imports: $350,891,520,000.00
Trade Deficit: -$28,302,431,421.72

and budget details

Administration: $182,152,051,200.00 7%
Social Welfare: $390,325,824,000.00 15%
Healthcare: $416,347,545,600.00 16%
Education: $0.00 0%
Religion & Spirituality: $0.00 0%
Defence: $468,390,988,800.00 18%
Law & Order: $598,499,596,800.00 23%
Commerce: $182,152,051,200.00 7%
Public Transport: $208,173,772,800.00 8%
The Environment: $0.00 0%
Social Equality: $182,152,051,200.00 7%

== History ==
COMING SOON.

== Military ==
Their are three branches of military in The Valepian Lands, the Federal Army, The Valepian Navy and the Federal Air force.
There are about 10 million troops in the army, 3 million in the Navy and 1.5 million in the Air force, totalling 14.5 million. Which accounts for just under 4% of the population.
Units that make up a large portion of the army are conscripts, who are minimally given basic training for a half a year. A conscript can go for additional training, but this is not necessary and many just go for basic training only.
The main firearm of the military is the AK-103 Assault rifle, coupled with a M9 Barreta.
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Postby The Valepian Lands » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:44 am

The Valepian Lands's Federal Subjects:

Two federal cities:

Valgrad, the capital of the DUVL
and Ubergrad, Industral hub of the DUVL

4 states:
Kriagea, the largest yet least populated state on the desert to the the west. Capitol: Savouri
Vligon, on state on the east side of the Ulianous river, Kikosorz Capitol: Ikarus
Rodona, south east, in the wooded areas on the Union, Jamali Capitol: Damblada
Trigasia, long strip in the north, from the eastern tip of the Herz mountains to the Ulianous river, Capitol: Faden

1 territory:

Herzi Territory, Far northwest, covers the Herz mountains and some of the northern desert. Capitol: Lobon
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Postby The Valepian Lands » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:30 pm

1 - What is the legal drinking age? 18

2 - Driving age? 21

3 - Age of sexual consent? 16

4 - Voting age? 16

5 - At what age would someone become an adult (free from parental control)? 17

6 - -Pot - Allowed, 21 or over

- Tobacco - Allowed, 21 or over

- Cocaine - Illegal

-Alcohol - Allowed, 18 or over

- LSD - Allowed, 18 or over

- Caffeine - Allowed, 16 or over

- Heroin - Illegal

7 - Can people have guns? Nothing more than a pistol for over 21s

8 - What is the official full name of your country?
The Democratic Union of The Valepian Lands “The people shall not be oppressed!”
What is the informal name? Valepia
9 - Do you have the death penalty? No, life imprisonment is the baddest you get.

10 - What is the speed limit - 30 mph on main roads, 15 mph on streets and 120 mph on highway.

11 - What types of religions would are permitted or restricted? Organised religion is banned, personal faith is still allowed of course.

Which of the following are be legal:

12- Porn - Legal
13-Prostitution - Illegal
14-Polygamy/ Polyandry/ Polyamory? Illegal

15-Homosexuality? Legal
16-Stem cell research? Legal

17-Human Cloning? We do not posses the technology

18-Cock Fighting? Illegal

19-Slavery? Illegal

20-Hunting? Only for species that are not endangered.

22-Eating meat? Legal

23-Littering? Illegal

24-Unisex bathrooms? Illegal

25-Suicide? Legal, on euthanasia

26 - Gay marriage? Legal in some states

27-Abortion? Legal in some states

28- What types of sexual activity (if any) are illegal? None, as long as it is consented

29-Is your country's/culture clothing optional or mandatory? Required

30-Do you have obscenity laws? Yes, sex is a private process

31-What types of people do you allow (or not allow) into your country? We let anyone, as long as they don't act criminally in our nation we're not bothered

32-What type of government are you? Federal Democratic Presidential Republic

33-To what degree is your government allowed to censor or restrict the media? All media is free to say what ever they want
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Postby GAT POPPERS » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:44 pm

do you mind if i copy and paste your third post and change the answers to my own. i liked your questions
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Yes you can...
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Postby GAT POPPERS » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:46 pm

thank you!
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Postby The Valepian Lands » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:17 am

Important people:

President Vladimir Ursovich
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Vladimir aged 34


Vladimir Sablinov Ursovich was born September 15th 1950 in a nondescript town in Western Communist Valepian Lands, he went to school like any other boy, and he went out to play like any other boy. Yet he was never the most disciplined child, as he grew up [float=right]Image
Vladimir's house about the time he was born
[/float]and realized what his country was, he was disgusted. His father was never around, and stopped seeing him entirely when he was just 2 and when his mother developed liver and Kidney cancer at 42 and when Vlad was 17, she died quickly. Ursovich began a life of secrecy with outrageous plans to assassinate and kill the top ruling communist officials for about 3 years. He was a racist and white supremacist but today he says he 'has matured', people still think he Nazi and fascist yet Ursovich tries ever-so-hardly to cover it up.

At 20 he went to collage after his 3 dark years and studied his hardest in political science, and history. He learned that the Valepian communists were weaker than when he was a child. As a child he could see secret police dragging people in alleyways, he didn't tell his mum. He thought she already knew her country far to well to be surprised about this. Even when one of his friends and their families were took, he didn't tell anyone, it only grew his hatred for the government. Yet as a young adult, streets were empty of gun-wielders. He had hope, but not for long.

When he left collage at 23 with some heavy degrees, he was held back. By what? By an enormous economic collapse, the largest in the Valepian Lands' history. Billions of Roble's where lost, and unemployment hit an all-time high of 37%. This hit Ursovich hard, he lost 6 years of chances to get a job due to his stress and debt. He bought an apartment at 26, and lived his life as a writer and fisherman. Times where tough during those days, but he kept money and spent it carefully. Finally he got a well paying job at 28 in a welfare centre, welfare was needed heavily those days.

He spent his life hopping from job to job, he gradually became a middle-class citizen and moved to the capitol city of Valgrad. After a life of averageness he became politically active in the Valepian Communist Overthrow from the Liberal Union Party (LUP). Although he never really liked the LUP since they were 'hippy liberals' he defiantly didn't want a communist government all his life. Now he was 58 and he looked for a party that shared his views. None did. He set up his own and called it the 'Constitution Party', following the constitution the original Valepian Federation drew up during its short existence. He wanted to give the people what the nation was to originally give them, a full fledged federal democracy.

His party grown to a success, a huge success. It grew as big as to challenge the LUP and when the first Preidential Election began, Ursovich gladly entered saying 'It is time to give back to the people and be given the peoples respect'. Ursovich won by a narrow victory, he wasn't to bothered, just as long as the majority liked him.

Today, Ursovich's approval rating is through the roof, but how could it not be? So many radio and TV shows praise him every week. Could this be because he's perfect, or dose he wish for no opposition? I think it can be easily answered, since he banned communist parties and imperialist and royalist parties. He said it was to 'protect demorcracy' but democracy in the Democratic Union seems to be lacking...
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