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Factbook of Aurenoria [Question + Answer]

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King's Commonwealth of Aurenoria

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Motto: Conscientia mille testes
Anthem: Image For Law and King

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Continent of Taurenor

  • Capital:
    • Bloemfontein (de-facto)
  • Official language(s):
    • Aurenorian English
    • Bahasa Taurenor
  • Government: Elective monarchy
    • King: William I
  • Legislature
    • King's Assembly
  • Amalgamation
    • Treaty of Belmont (1849)
  • Area
    • Total : 52,860,450 km2
    • % water: 3.1
  • Population
    • Total: 16,008,174,900
    • Density: 303/km2
  • GDP (PPP)
    • Total: $609.56 trillion
    • Per capita: $38,078
  • Currency:
    • Darlam (ß)
  • ISO code:
    • AA
  • Calling code:
    • +353
  • WA status:
    • Member
The King's Commonwealth of Aurenoria (Image /auːreɪːnoʊriaː/) is the common name given to the thirty-nine monarchies located in Taurenor. Taurenor is a continent situated in the outlying northeastern ocean of Haven. The nation has 16 billion inhabitants within its supranational territorial sovereignty of 52,860,450 square kilometres, giving it an average population density of 303 people per square kilometres.

Aurenoria as a nation state is not a confederation in the strictest sense, and more resemble an alliance in practise of thirty-nine countries with a common cultural background, foreign policy and economic history. Though there was no formal proclamation ascertaining its capital city, it has generally been acknowledged ever since more than four hundred years of the nation's history that its de-facto capital is Bloemfontein.

The King's Commonwealth is led by His Royal Majesty James I under ad litem supervisory framework of the aristocratic, wholly noble-led King's Assembly, and fully represented internationally by His Majesty's Foreign Office in the Court of St George's.



Contents

I. Etymology
II. HistoryIII. GeographyIV. PoliticsV. EconomyVI. DemographicsVII. Culture
    7.1 White Aurenorian
    7.2 Native Taurenori
    7.3 Foreign Residents
VIII. Current RP Stories




Etymology

'Tanah Senang' is the commonly accepted native name for the continent known by most foreigners as Taurenor in Bahasa Taurenor, language of the continent's 'first' people, or the native Taurenori; with the meaning behind it known as 'Our Blessed Land'. The aforementioned nickname is also used widely in Aurenorian English - the primary official and universal language of the nation - which is an English dialect used throughout the continent.

It is not known whether the native Taurenori name of the continent was made before the arrival of the earliest Knootian and Questarian English-speaking settlers, as most historians have widely acknowledged the fact that that word was once used to describe only the southern region of the continent. The Knootian admiral of the 16th century - Wilhelm Stratus - was the first non-native accredited with first discovering the location of the continent, which he then named 'Aurenoria', meaning 'Land of Serenity'.

The native Taurenori people had several names for the continent prior to Aurenorian colonisation, including 'Tanah Utara' (Northern Land) for the northern region, as well as 'Tanah Kita' (Our Land) for the entirety of the continent - though the latter was not commonly used until the mass arrival of the first Aurenorian settlers five hundred years ago. Prominent 'one hundred percent Taurenori native land' leading protesters of the 1950s have utilised the latter name commonly to represent the cause of 'native affirmative movement' in the face of 'widespread socio-political inequality'.


History

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Typical condition of early
Aurenorian settlements.
The continent known as Taurenor today was first inhabited and settled nine hundred years ago by the people widely acknowledged today as the Taurenori or 'native people', when the first known and recorded credible evidences were unearthed by Aurenorian archaeologists throughout the 20th century, and up to this date. The majority of this nine hundred years of historical chapters were dominated by Aurenoria's relative isolationist foreign policy, with the exception of a few cultural, diplomatic, economic, political and social links retained by the Commonwealth and the continent's past colonising governments.

If there is one thing associated most by Aurenorian historians with the continent of Taurenor, it would be the continent's long history of accepting open immigration not just from English-speaking nations, but also that of non-English speaking nations abroad. An inhabitant of the continent today descended from this long history of immigration are acknowledged demonym-wise as 'Aurenorians'. As most non-native have immigrated from nations with light-skinned colours, the name 'Aurenorian' itself is a literal translation of 'White skinned people' in Bahasa Taurenor.

As immigration peaked, gradually overwhelmed native Taurenori, and consolidated Aurenorian position throughout the continent, the nation state known by the international community as Aurenoria was born with the amalgamation of its first incarnation in 1849 with the Treaty of Belmont, known as the Empire of Aurenoria. It was successively followed by the dictatorial revolution government from the late 19th century up to the early 20th century. In 1940 the Grand Master James Pritchard revived the former monarchy under a royal hereditary title, starting the polity widely acknowledged today as the King's Commonwealth of Aurenoria.

First Settlement (1100-1399)

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Ancient Taurenori painting.
Aurenoria's earliest estimated history can be traced back nine hundred years in the past when it was first inhabited by the earliest ancestors of today's Taurenori 'native' people. Historians have largely concluded the date as mentioned above from the existence of two solid evidences: archaeological discovery of bones and the beginning of a regular, man-made deforestation. Simultaneously, the aforementioned finding led to the conclusion that the earliest inhabitants were settlers of two separate regional communities - northern and southern regions of the continent - having a similar culture.

Their migration to the continent was gradually accomplished for over fifty years, and by the late 12th century they have successfully developed their respective tribal culture - though the northern and southern tribes held quite a differing views and customs - with a focal point in the relationship between the individual and the land. The aforementioned has been - up to this date - regarded as the basis of a common 'Taurenori culture'.

The northern and southern tribes prospered as a result of readily-available hunting sources; which eventually was the reason why many indigenous animals in Taurenor today - such as the official national animal Taurenori Peacock - are categorised as endangered species. However, by the late 14th century, the significant depletion of game forced many tribes to adopt horticultural practise. The aforementioned was one of the many factors behind the eventual, diverging course in which the original settlers' culture was eventually replaced with various tribal cultures of varying characteristics.

Taurenori Culture (1400-1499)

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archetypal tribal chief.
Inter-tribal warfare rate was accelerated as another consequence of game depletion. Tribes with significant horticultural cultivation as well as land resources were forced to defend their territory in the face of determined and organised opponents bent on seizing their gifted land and fortunes. Though the frequency in which warfare increased during this period has always been debated - for the lack of credible evidence - up to this date, most historians today have not doubt the fact that the above mentioned development was an important factor in the adoption of tribal cannibalistic practise.

In place to defend their land within such a background was the Taurenori leadership through the smallest unit: 'kelarga' (roughly translated to 'family' or 'extended family' in English). Its central tenet was the accumulation of 'kekatan' (roughly translated to 'authority' or 'merit' in English) to demonstrate the eligibility of one's chief, which in turn was the highest authority of the tribe. Kelarga would then be grouped together to form the next tribal unit: Gogolongan (roughly translated to 'team' in English) which in turn will be grouped together to form the tribe.

This effectiveness - communal awareness and organisational - of native Taurenori traditional society was the sole reason behind the eventual preservation and resilience of Taurenori culture in the face of multi-generational westernisation, cultural pressure and youth detachment. Various things were preserved; such as that of tribal family record, traditional arts, dances, songs, methods of Taurenori weavings and wood carvings.

Colonial Settlement (1500-1599)

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Early Aurenorian settlers.
The first non-Taurenori to discover, and subsequently settled the continent, was the famous Knootian admiral of the 16th century, Wilhelm Stratus. In spite of the fact that the exact date could not be traced accurately, it has been estimated by most historians that the date of Stratus' landing was the latter months of 1579. Though the admiral then left Taurenor for Knootoss, his exploit had given way for the next generation of Questarian - another foreign nation abroad - explorers to circumnavigate and record the continent geographically by various cartographic means within their disposal.

Through the 16th century to the early 17th century, Aurenorian waters were dominated by Knootian and Questarian sailing ships, with one objective in mind: commercial and trade expansion. Crews of these ships traded archetypal goods of their nations, such as early-manufactured textiles, gunpowder weaponries and scientific-related books. An intrinsic part of these exchanges include the transfer of the aforementioned goods for Taurenori land, which the companies - of ownership of these expeditionary ships - then sold to prospective settlers.

Beside eager colonial settlers, merchants, mercenaries and naval crews, the presence of missionaries were also gradually increasing in every coastal region of the continent. These men - female missionaries were rare on this period - strived to religiously convert the natives of Taurenor to Christianity. Naturally, social pressures from the merchant class - in the face of growing instability due to the action of these zealous missionaries - eventually forced the banning of all religious conversion attempts.

Aurenorian Consolidation (1600-1849)

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'Gun, germs and steel'.
From the early 17th century, various impoverished settlers of Knootian and Questarian English-speaking origins brought with them a comparatively liberal mindset, wanting to create a 'better version' of their homeland which they left. Alongside the aforementioned hope and dreams, misconception of the nature and difference between the definition of land sale - in English and Knootian to Taurenori - led to numerous armed conflicts between local Taurenori and their neighbouring colonials.

With time, increasing number of Aurenorians brought with them a crushing advantage in agricultural method, military organisation and technology, eventually leading to the complete subjugation of Taurenori tribes by military means; the aforementioned was increasingly used to remove Taurenori - by force - from their land; offering monetary means of compensation as part of the bittersweet 'deal'. Notably, this period had seen the first recorded 'born in Taurenor' Aurenorian baby - Richard Duke - who was born in 1794 in Kingsbridge, one of the three earliest Aurenorian settlements.

Through extensive intergovernmental cooperation, the governments of Knootoss and Questers multilaterally decided that the new continent was deemed as a 'joint-settlers' project with other foreign governments abroad, thus excluding it from any single government's respective colonial sphere of influence, and yet at the same time ensuring the eventual effective territorial sovereignty of the island. The aforementioned was finally claimed officially by 'Orang Buleh' (an amalgamated translation of 'Knootian and Questarian white people' in native Taurenori) in the 1849 Treaty of Belmont.

Empire of Aurenoria (1850-1884)

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Coronation of George IV.
From this date onward, and with the support of a joint-four nations appointed 'Emperor of Aurenoria', the new Empire gradually enacted various socio-political initiatives considered to be quite progressive for the time, which include the suffrage of women and the right of pensions for the elderly people. The new Empire was primarily a land of agriculture, lacking the availability of immediate capital as well as domestic manufacturing sector.

The reign of the first, and only, Emperor George IV oversaw the lowest point in the nation's history: it was forced to secede certain rights as well as provide various extraterritorial rights to its previous 'imperial colonisers' which it had to borrow knowledge as well as capital from, to finance domestic projects and stimulate the continent's economic growth. Various shipbuilding capital - institution, start-up hardware and knowledge - projects were acquired from Questers, as an example. It was on this period that Aurenorian authorities advertised various lies of 'Taurenori agricultural richness and land' to attract as many settlers as possible to the newly-established nation.

Though the reign of the Emperor had seen a high regulatory approach of governmental economic policy, it established with it the precedent of a moderately effective national welfare system. The aforementioned was proven to be firmly established already in Aurenorian mindset when, following the execution of the Emperor and the subsequent reformation of Aurenorian political system, the Imperial government's welfare system was left fully intact in recognition of its popularity with the people at the time.

Freemasonic Reformation (1885-1909)

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Freemasonic Allegiance (1889).
The execution of George IV in 1885 by a coalition of renegade regional governors was known by most historians as a period of 'Aurenorian anarchy'. There was no heir to succeed the Imperial throne, and the lack of an established monarchical tradition as well as institutional precedence were the most important factors leading to its eventual failure. The impotent twelve regent councillors failed to resolve various regional disputes between previously-loyal governors. A famous Knootian by the name of Hardigan Freemason - one of the twelve councillors and simultaneous regional governor - then decided that only he alone was the one with the capacity - both through diplomatic influence and military resource - to end this cataclysmic period.

As a governor of the most populated and economically vibrant territory - that of the eastern region - Freemason successfully negotiated for the eventual formation of a confederation of thirty-nine Aurenorian countries; known today as the 1889 Freemasonic Allegiance. The largely impotent Imperial Assembly voted in favour of the political change, renaming itself as the 'Freemasonic Assembly' in 1900. In large part to the nation's relative isolation prior to this event, few foreigners have noted this development, with the exception of the Knootian, Minnysotan, Questarian and Skibeerian governments; mainly due to the aforementioned governments' post-colonial, pre-Freemasonic settlement record and connection with the continent of Taurenor.

For the next twenty years, Freemason and his government introduced many reforms; such as the abolition of slavery, assurance of property rights and patents and the renaming of previous monarchical institutions. Sadly, however, under his wing was established the beginning of a one-party dictatorship for the nation - with a characteristically strong executive branch, and a rubber-stamp like legislative assembly - and its people. This institutional weakness was exploited by his successor, Robert MacKenzie, paving the way for the executive-centric characteristic of Aurenorian politics today.

Continental War (1910-1919)

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The Continental war was heavily
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During the end of the Imperial era, the Freemasonic government had granted various regional rights which transformed Aurenoria to a confederate polity. The growing tendency of the heavily populated and industrialised eastern region - and the northern and southern region which effectively were in all practicality its suzerainties - to liberalise the previously tariff-dominated economic sectors of the continent - especially that of agriculture, primary industry of the western region - led to the growing call for the western regional government to secede from the Association. On 15 June 1911, the self-proclaimed Parliament of the Western Confederacy proclaimed its independence, and the Association appointed Governor of the western region Albert Rousseau betrayed the Freemasons' Association by accepting the western parliament's offer for him to assume presidential seat of the newly founded nation.

Grand Master Robert MacKenzie resigned the following day, and his successor and previous Vice Officer, James Pritchard, assumed his incumbency as Mackenzie's successor. Following the advice of the eastern, northern and southern councillors, the Freemasonic Lodge Office declared the effective existence of a state of war between the 'illegitimate' Western Confederacy and that of the eastern, northern and southern Aurenorian Association, thus starting the war acknowledged by most historians today as the Continental War. It was the continent of Taurenor's first experience of a full-fledged and total, industrial war; dominated by mass-produced and factory made weaponries, metallurgy, telegraph, railroads and post-wooden, steam-driven warships.

Furthermore, the total mobilisation of civilian labour, finance and military resources meant that the more heavily populated and industrialised eastern region - together with the addition of its northern and southern suzerainties - would seize the strategic initiative eventually, which it effectively accomplished by the Continental Navy's successful victory over its numerically inferior western counterpart, completely blockading the western region from overseas and regional trade. On land, the numerical superiority of the Association over the Western Confederation was estimated to stand at almost two to one. By February 1919, the Western Parliament announced its unconditional surrender following the successful invasion of the last remaining manufacturing centre of the confederation. It resulted in the effective annexation of the western region into the Association and further strengthened the federal power of the eastern dominated central government.

Proclamation and Consolidation (1920-1950)

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The first Royal Cabinet meeting
held in 1920.
Complete victory over the Western Confederation had settled the long disputed question of which polity should represent the Aurenorian nation and people. Native Taurenori, the majority whom supported the less conservative and more socially tolerant King's Commonwealth, was rewarded with various de-jure recognition of their status as the first people of the continent. The majority of Aurenorians were content with having peace returned once more to the continent, resulting in the succeeding period of economic growth unseen the previous years. The King's Commonwealth of Aurenoria was now the undisputed polity representing the continent of Taurenor and its people in the eyes of the international community. Foreign direct investment and projects resumed once more, and the manufacturing sector was gradually overtaking the agricultural sector proportional to the share of the continent's economy, for the first time in its history.

Though economically the nation prospered, its amalgamation as yet another new polity generated another set of questions which was then still left unanswered. The administrative - and this time not just symbolic - unification of previously independent thirty-nine sovereign countries to one nation was a task which even a heightened sense of patriotism alone could not easily accomplished. Even up to this day, the effect can still be found, where the majority of the older generations identified more with their region-of-birth rather than as Aurenorians. It was with the challenges of tackling problems such as these that the first Royal Cabinet of His Majesty met in 1920 to discuss various economic, political and social issues facing the nation. Alongside them were the presence of three sovereign chiefs of the largest and most significant Taurenori tribes in the continent.

With some minor adjustments, various structures of the Freemasonic Association's constitution and parliamentary foundation were preserved. Though there were some changes, such as the stronger power granted to the parliament in relation with the sovereign monarch, the foundation of constitution made since the centuries' past were not altered, resulting in the destabilising political condition in which the King would be the head of state and government, though subordinated to the parliament. Over time, as the workload of the monarch was increasing, de-facto the position of head of government was transferred to the three most influential members of the King's Cabinet - that of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Commerce and Technology, and the Minister of Home Affairs.

Taurenori Movement (1951-1969)

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Members of Taurenori Right's
Organisation.
Meanwhile, Taurenori native culture underwent a period of renaissance - mostly a by product of Aurenorian de-facto socio-political clout - which resulted in a large mass migration of Taurenori to urban areas, starting as early as 1951, reaching its peak five years later. As a result of the aforementioned, constant Taurenori protests and demonstrations were found throughout almost every major cities throughout the continent during this period. In part due to the pressure from its allies abroad, James I and the King's Assembly was forced to acknowledge the 'priority to advance the cause of, and fix the mistakes which we have done to the native Taurenori'; which eventually resulted in a revision of the Treaty of Belmont to include the guarantee of various Taurenori rights.

The King's Commonwealth - formal successor of the previous Freemasonic Association - was itself a supranational polity established with the vision of individual freedom, societal decency and justice. As a part of the Royal promulgation, consensus were made between the Royal government and that of the seventy-nine Taurenori tribes of the continent, which seek to undone the many injustices made by the previous colonial, and in turn Imperial government of Aurenoria. The re-distribution of politically insensitive land to their original tribal owners were just one of the many examples of the aforementioned agreement.

Though there have never been any discriminatory laws nor official policies promoting the aforementioned ever since the establishment of Aurenoria as an effective sovereign entity, for four hundred years individuals of Taurenori ethnicity have been treated as second class people. This period was, therefore, largely seen as the start of a reversal course of discriminatory trend throughout the continent, where various educational initiatives by the Association since the late 1950s - and up to this date - have emphasised for the equality of every human races, and the individual right which everyone is entitled to ever since the day that they were born into this world.

Hemmingway Initiative (1970-1990)

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Ernest Hemmingway in his
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By the late 1940s, previous regulatory policies have been abandoned in light of its relative economic failure. The majority of publicly owned shares - such as that of the national power, mining as well as steel companies - were sold to domestic private shareholders and the archetypal 'family of mum and dad investors'. While this initiative was a popular political manoeuvre, its implementation was made with no consideration to the number of affordable accounting as well as finance advisory firms of the time. As a result, many 'mum and dad' investors lost their hard-earned savings as a result of reckless investment.

The King's Assembly further revised the original Treaty of Belmont to include various individual rights; such as the legalisation of homosexuality and single-gender partnership. Previous punishment of the aforementioned act include imprisonment of at least four years. One-gender marriage, however, was considered too radical and controversial to establish at the time, and as a result it was not until the late 1990s that couples of one-gender relationship may celebrate their weddings publicly.

On the international scene, from the early 1950s and up to the introduction of the late nineties' isolationist policy, the King's Assembly formally pledged its allegiance to combat the 'abomination of slavery' and 'enforced the right of an individual to be free from the iron shackle of his or her fellow being'. In addition, this stance was regarded as that of a relatively popular one by nature on the homefront: a by-product of centuries of ingrained Aurenorian respect for individual rights and the cause of social liberalism. This period in Aurenorian history was popularly coined as the 'Hemmingway Initiative', named after the Foreign Minister of the time: Ernest Hemmingway.

Diplomatic Apogee (1990-2004)

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'Four Nations Growth' policy of
the King's Commonwealth.
With domestic political stability, came the period known by most historians as the 'Aurenorian Golden Age'. The close connection which most Aurenorian institutions have with its comparatively more developed Knootian, Minnysotan, Questarian and Skibeerian institutions over the past seven hundred years have ensured the seamless transfer of theoretical and practical knowledge of the aforementioned four nations' model of commercial, education and social institutions, which in turn led to the eventual successful home substitution of the aforementioned. As an example, Aurenorian banking system was based heavily from its Knootian counterpart, while as previously mentioned the navy from Questers.

Therefore, modernisation of Aurenorian culture, economic as well as political system was that of a slow yet gradual process over more than seven hundred years, contrasting heavily with the 'industrial revolution' model of modernisation of various nations abroad. And by the period known as the Aurenorian Golden Age, the continent of Taurenor had reached a process whereby it was able to domestically emulate the latest various institutions as well as development made overseas. In short, the nation had reached the commonly known classification of a 'developed nation'.

Military and political development overseas, however, has by the beginning of the second millennia severely damaged the credibility of interregional diplomacy advocates throughout the continent. The politically sensitive aggressive campaigns, market furores and destructive military invasions conducted by various 'anti-slavers and liberators' as well as 'white knights' internationally have sparked a concerted wave of negative opinions and political backlash domestically, in view of the often violent approach to end social injustices abroad. It conflicted heavily with the self-proclaimed tenet of Aurenorian value: consensus and serenity. Though the Royal government was prepared to revoke its previous policy of open diplomacy, it was not until the elected incumbency of King William that Taurenor was once again isolated commercially - with the exception from select nations - and cut off diplomatically from the outside world.

Pritchardist Isolationism (2004-Present)

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The 'open' port of Kingsbridge.
This period of openness came to an end when, following the election of William I, the King's Assembly and the thirty-nine councillors voted to close the King's Commonwealth and the continent of Taurenor off from the influence of the outside world; diplomatically and politically. Despite its so-called 'Aurenorian isolation' policy, however, the nation maintained its link - of more than five hundred years in history - with the Knootian, Questarian and Skibeerian governments. The government of Minnysota was excluded in part to its previous government's fall and the rise of a new government completely unfamiliar with historical Aurenori-Minnysotan diplomatic link.

During this period of isolation, the domestic manufacturing and service industries of select Greater Dienstadi and Havenic nations - for the 'isolation' policy does not affect nations within the aforementioned region itself continually provide the sufficient commercial and trade links necessary to maintain an effective mixed market model and growth, as well as providing the stimulus to extend periodical economic growth of the continent.

In 2012, however, this eight years long policy was unilaterally - and unexpectedly - changed by the King after further consultation with the thirty-eight Association councillors, and following a demand put forward by the King's Assembly. And with that demand, William I was forced to re-open the continent to overseas diplomatic, commercial, trade and societal initiatives once again: beginning with the declaration of open policy later that year. This period of isolation was named after the Foreign Minister of the time, Alexander Pritchard.
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Geography of Aurenoria

Postby Taurenor » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:26 am

Geography

The continent known by most foreigners as 'Taurenor' and the nation known by foreign diplomats as 'Aurenoria' varies in its geographical beauty and diversity. From the forestry-dominated southern region to the humid continental climate of the northern region, and the water arteries of river systems of the western region and its lakes to the eastern region and its urbanised landscape. Approximately sixty percent of the continent's population reside in the metropolis-choked eastern region. Taurenor has a total area of 52,860,450 square kilometres (20,409,440 square miles); with 1,638,674 square kilometres - or 3.1% - of the aforementioned made up of water.

Landscape and Climate

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Continent of Taurenor.
The northern region - widely known by Aurenorians and Taurenori alike - as Gambia, is a humid continental region of sparsely populated landscape, though there exist few large towns in its coastal areas. The Gambian region is known for its large temperature difference between summer and winter; with the former usually associated with hot and humid temperature and the latter especially cold, with precipitation rate of relatively well-balanced all year round.

The western region - widely known by Aurenorians and Taurenori alike - as Westland, is the hydrological centre of the continent. In it can be located the three longest river systems in Taurenor, and the region produced almost fifty-six percent of Aurenoria's annual fresh water requirement. Waters of Westland is the least polluted in the whole continent, and the region is an ideal place of various domestic hydroinformatic research institutions.

The southern region - widely known by Aurenorians and Taurenori alike - as Taneldore, is a region of spread-out rural communities and governmental-led forestry initiative. The reason why Taneldore was chosen for almost the absolute majority of public forestry initiative - having over sixty-one percent of the continent's total forest area to this date - was simply due to its late settlement, and as a result the colonial preservation of its many enchanting forests; mostly that of conifer, temperate broad and mixed.

The eastern region - widely known by Aurenorians and Taurenori alike - as Albatross, is the economic as well as industrial heartland of the continent. There exist multiple metropolis alongside its coast, and this region produced almost seventy-nine percent of Aurenorian GDP (by purchasing power parity) in annual average for the past thirty years. The de-facto capital of the nation - Bloemfontein - and the largest metropolis of the continent - Kingsbridge - can be found in Albatross.

Arable Land

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The Taurenori Peacock.
Based on 2008 estimate, 19.04% (or equal to 8,276,645 square kilometres) of the continent's total land area is arable. The agriculture sector of Aurenoria is a major industry, with an estimated 1.159 million farms covering an area of 484,533,741 acres (1,960,207 square kilometres), and approximately 1.4% of the aforementioned is planted as permanent crops. An estimated 1,123,018 square kilometres of land were irrigated in 2008.

Wildlife

There are over 800 bird, 85,000 insect, 300 mammal and 400 reptile species estimated to exist throughout the continent of Taurenor. Those categorised as endangered species have been protected vigorously by the Association since the end of the Imperial era in 1884. The national animal of Aurenoria and natural tourist attraction of the Taurenori continent - Taurenori Peacock - is an endangered species.

Natural Resources

Aurenoria as a sovereign entity has - under its jurisdiction throughout the continent of Taurenor - substantial proven mineral reserves and the nation is a known exporter of aluminium, coal, diamonds, molybdenum, natural graphite, timber wood, tungsten and zinc. The hydrological centre of the continent - Westland - is a relatively popular tourist attraction site for its many water power facilities and sites. Timbers are abundant in the western region of the continent, where they are regularly utilised for domestic commercial demand.

Political Border

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Surface of the Sea of Treno.
Aurenoria and its regional Freemasonic associations exercise its jurisdiction over the continent of Taurenor and its surrounding exclusive economic maritime zone. As a continental nation located in the outlying northeastern ocean of Haven, Aurenoria has no land border, which some foreign observers have noted as the one of the most important factors behind its relative commercial and trade isolation from the international community for the past three hundred years, and the Association's full isolationist diplomatic policy for the last eight years.

The surrounding seas of Taurenor are named, respectively; Alexandria (west), Lindblum (north), Burmecia (east) and Treno (south). Aurenorian small fishery companies have historically benefited immensely due to the strategic geographical nature of the Taurenori continent, and up to this day the fishing industry of the nation - though trout fishing is a specifically popular identity of Aurenoria's fishing industry by the World Assembly, it is however not the only one - is deemed by most analysts as a thriving domestic industry, where the balance of supply and demand has been met since ten years ago.

Administrative Divisions

At the very basic tenet of the Aurenorian sovereignty is its thirty-nine Kingdoms, with each having a similar function to that of a subnational entity subordinated to the greater federation as a whole polity. This list of primary national divisions are then further broken into 156 political constituencies, which will then be broken into Aurenoria's lowest administrative sub-divisions: 1,560 regional municipalities.

This administrative division system was largely left intact from the Imperial era of Aurenoria, where the first thirty-nine council members of the Freemasonic Council acknowledged its effectiveness in maintaining political function, and other administrative or bureaucratic tasks. Aurenoria have for the past decades within its jurisdiction a collection of overseas territories.

List of overseas territories
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Politics of Aurenoria

Postby Taurenor » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:08 am

Politics

Aurenoria is governed as a continental confederation of thirty-nine constitutional monarchies or kingdoms: with each acting in a similar fashion to that of a sovereign country overseas. Overseeing the effective joint course of foreign and supranational economic policy is the federal monarch of the thirty-nine Aurenorian Kings and Queens; who are in theory subordinated to the final authority of the thirty-nine Grand Councillors, but in practise acting as the focal point of Aurenoria's single-party dictatorship system, as of the present time. The incumbent of the aforementioned position is His Majesty James I, and under the King of Aurenoria's leadership since 2004, the office of the federal monarch has gradually acquired an even stronger executive power.

Most foreign critics and observers of the regime have noted that Pritchard's 'isolation' policy since 2004 - and up to the declaration of open border - was made as a part of his greater domestic political agenda, and this claim have been verified officially by World Assembly analysts and authorities when it politically classified Aurenoria as a 'Father Knows Best State' in the beginning of this millennia.
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His Majesty James I.

Grand Master

The King of Aurenoria is the theoretical presiding head of state of the thirty-nine Aurenorian kingdoms, where he or she hold the power to enforce his or her jurisdiction over all men and women throughout the territorial sovereignty of the Commonwealth - in this case, the entirety of the Taurenori continent - accountable for their actions. He or she is the law, presiding over, and has the constitutional capacity to appoint members of his or her Grand Officers; the equivalent of executive cabinet members overseas.

Theoretically, this position was originally meant to be a position subordinated to the thirty-nine incumbents of the Grand Councillors - as will be explained below - though in practise, the limit of executive power of this position has always largely been dependent upon the willingness of past elected incumbent to exercise his or her power as he or she wished for, until the conclusion of their respective term-in-office.

The present incumbent, James Pritchard, has assumed the elective royal seat since 2004.

Grand Councillors

The Grand Council is the thirty-nine member advisory council - with the official title of 'Grand Councillors' which constitutes the collective equivalent of a vice presidential position overseas. The thirty-nine councillors have the consensus-vote ability to veto any proposals and promulgations made by the King of the Commonwealth. Historically, and especially prior to the Hemmingway Initiative era, the thirty-nine members of the council have periodically assume their collective position as a de-facto executive branch of Aurenoria.

Grand Association

The ten-member Grand Association is equivalent to the executive branch or governmental cabinet of a nation. Each of the association oversees its respective junior administrative divisions. In essence, its leading member - Grand Ministerial Officer or 'Grand Officer' in short - is the authoritative head and most senior member of his or her respective body, though he or she is still, de-facto, subordinated to the King's will.

A Grand Officer may only be appointed by the King himself, though their appointment may be vetoed by the Grand Assembly. Below is the current list of the ten-body Grand Association;

  • Administrative Overseer Association
  • Agricultural & Environment Association
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    Freemasonic Assembly.
  • Domestic Affairs Association
  • Foreign Affairs Association
  • Freemasons' Education Association
  • Health & Social Welfare Association
  • High Law Association
  • Science & Technology Association
  • The Treasury's Association
  • Transportation Association
Grand Assembly

The Grand Assembly is the equivalent of a legislative branch in the continent of Taurenor. It is bicameral in structure, consisting of an upper and lower branches since the establishment of its earliest incarnation in 1849. Following the replacement of the former Imperial government by its successor polity, the Imperial Assembly was renamed officially as that of the Grand Assembly of the Commonwealth, more commonly known by its short name: Grand Assembly.

It has the power to veto the appointment of any Grand Ministerial Officers, and hold the capacity to impeach any members of the Grand Council. As of the present, there are 15,000 members in the Assembly.

High Law Confederation

The High Law Confederation is the union of the thirty-nine kingdoms' judicial system, and is quite decentralised in comparison to its overseas counterparts. As guaranteed ever since the establishment of the Commonwealth, "all judges shall acquire the independent-of-action they require to fill their roles with, first and foremost, their moral conscience, bound by this dictation of the nation's founding father."

As an institution, the Confederation has always been free historically from executive or legislative interference. Aurenorian historical precedence and principles furthermore emphasise that judges cannot be removed from his or her bench unless he or she is deemed unfit, which will require the approval of at least more than 50% members of the legislative office, and the verification of at least 45% of judiciary council votes.
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Economy

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Since its establishment as an effective sovereign entity more than four hundred years ago, the economy of Aurenoria has maintained a small - if not non-existent - impact on world trade. Its export has always been largely limited to agricultural foodstuff and raw materials outside the region of Haven, whilst its regional exportation throughout the early and middle period of the 20th century - following the widespread deregulation of the Association's economic policy - has always been limited to machinery and medium quality synthetic textiles.

As of today, the economy of Aurenoria stand at $609.567 trillion by purchasing power parity adjusted to the universal standard dollars, while the per capita production of Aurenorians and Taurenori stand at $38,078. Its three largest industries by World Assembly analysis are mining, automobile manufacturing and information technology, supported by a relatively well-off transportation network and infrastructure. Noted for its extensive social welfare structure, the total tax revenue of the Association has been estimated to stand at 30% of GDP, down from 32% the previous year. An estimated 9.1% of Aurenorians are unemployed as of last year.

The total value of export and import of Aurenoria as of 2011 has been estimated to stand at, respectively, $73.424 trillion and $72.854 trillion; giving the nation an annual trade surplus of $570.154 billion. Public debt of the nation by 2012 has been estimated to be 61% of its total GDP, while the inflation for 2011 was 1.4%. The service sector contributes approximately 68% of GDP, while manufacturing 30.5% and agriculture 1.5%.

Economic History

The economic history of Aurenoria was heavily dominated by a continuing governmental support of modernisation based on the progress of industrialisation by import substitution method, ever since the end of the Imperial era in 1884. Freemasonic economic model eschewed the further expansion of domestic industries for exportation, and as a result various state-of-the-art facilities throughout the continent are, as of the present day, of a slightly lower quality in comparison to the nation's more developed and high technologically more advanced counterpart overseas: such as that of Knootoss, Menelmacar, Questers and Skibereen.

From a humble colonial beginning in 1500 - Taurenor was a continent dominated by self-sustained small cities and villages, composed largely of an agricultural economic based chain of network with an excruciating lack of credit and capital to finance further development. Aurenoria throughout the 17th century was an economy dominated by domestic food production and plantations. An extensive network of national merchants exist, though its presence can be found only in major coastal cities of the continent.

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An Automobil Aurenoria Darius
car.
The beginning of the Freemasonic era during the late 19th century oversaw an unprecedented public investment in every strategic sectors of the economy - such as the railway system, road transportation and ports. Due to the small domestic amount of readily available capital, the Association borrowed heavily from nations it have a long historical connection with; such as that of Knootoss, Questers and Skibereen. As the above mentioned initiative expanded to envelope the entirety of the continent, Aurenorian commercial exchange and foreign trade were gradually accelerated, providing the healthy combination for its periodical economic growth.

By the beginning of the 20th century, the existence of an effective banking and finance system, infrastructure and technological accumulation processes have paved the way for the eventual establishment of the modern economy which Taurenor has today, as a mid-level developed nation.

Economic System

Successive Freemasonic associations adhere to and follow its own innovated concept, that of the "inward expansion", social capital economic policy, not to be confused with the similarly-named export-oriented social market policy. Taught widely throughout Aurenoria's school of higher-learning and institutions, this term denote the general inward-looking and domestic-driven growth which has been followed for two hundred years.

In this vast and daunting world; filled with the existence of centuries' ingrained autocracies, private military pseudo-regimes, stratocratic states, constitutional monarchies, national and social jingoists, federations, confederations, republics and an insurmountable variety of unnamed states by governance's type, very few nations of the world have been able to historically capitalise upon the unique geo-political nature of this world to further catapult their respective economies toward the path of prosperity. As such, the concept of nation-states globalisation cannot be grasp simply, for its definition and varieties are spread in multiple ways at once.

The social capital economic policy which the Association lies simply in its simple principle; exogenous and endogenous social capital accumulation from introductory import substitution as well as the maintenance of an incremental financial, science and technological foundation to support the aforementioned method.
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A uranium mining complex.

Tax System

Taxation throughout the continent is imposed by the respective regional sub-division, which in turn is amalgamated together as an association; one of the thirty-nine currently existing in Taurenor. Aurenorian taxation total in relation to its GDP for the past thirty years have always hovered around the high twenty to low thirty percent by average, and have been stereotyped as progressive in nature. However, in fact only labour and pension incomes are taxed at progressive rate, while capital taxation rate has always been flat. Goods and service tax is, and has always been, the primary source of revenue for the Treasury Grand Lodge ever since the foundation of the Freemasonry polity.

The objective of the Association's tax system has always been to raise public revenue directed for strategic expenditure, though some critics of the regime have noted that the Association periodically utilised its taxation ability to impose its view upon certain issues, such as the recent increase of alcohol tax to deter consumption.
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Demographics

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The demography of Aurenoria encompasses the diverse cultural heritage, immigration history and linguistic background of the continent of Taurenor's 16 billion inhabitants. The last 'national' census by the Association was taken in 2005, and another set to be taken by the end of this year. Known for its bi-cultural background, the population of Aurenoria - specifically those born in, or practically raised as a resident of the nation - are mostly associated in name by most foreigners as Aurenorians or Taurenori.

Aurenorians are people of non-Taurenori origin. The name was an invention by early Taurenori tribes during the mass arrival of Knootian and Questarian English speaking settlers in the early 16th century, which can be literally translated in English to 'white people [of Knootian, Questarian and other light-skinned people's background]'. As of today, the Aurenorian population in Taurenor has been estimated to stand at 12.8 billion, or 80% of the continent's total population.

Taurenori are regarded, and officially acknowledged, as of today as the 'first and native people of the land'. Their history of migration extended from the early 12th century and up to the 15th century, henceforward regarded as the date upon which a coherent culture and tradition of native Taurenori have matured throughout the continent. As of today, the Taurenori population in Taurenor has been estimated to stand at 2.88 billion, or 18% of the continent's total population.

The population of non-citizens of the continent, born overseas, has been estimated to stand at 320 million, or 2% of the continent's total population. People categorically included within the aforementioned are of various background; business professionals, diplomats, expatriates, foreign immigrants, legation families and staff, permanent residents, seasonal workers, et cetera.

Population

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Bloemfontein metropolitan area,
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The population of Aurenoria was estimated at 13.963 billion in 2000, while today it has been estimated to stand at 16.008 billion; an increase of 13% in a decade's time. Out of this 13% increase in population, the majority resulted from an exceptionally high levels of immigration. The majority of immigrants arrived from third world nations such as Mindemoya and Westwickport looking for a better life in Taurenor. However, the largest contributor of prosperous permanent residents were still the traditional western nations which the Association have associated with for the last two hundred years - such as that of Knootoss, Minoa and Questers.

The overall life expectancy of Aurenorians and Taurenori at birth is 73.58 years, whilst fertility rate stood at 1.7 children per mother or 9.79 births per 1,000 inhabitants by 2007 census, with death rate approximately at 10.93 per 1,000 inhabitants. This population growth net loss however, are predicted to be held by a significant annual net migration level of 1.81 migrants per 1,000 inhabitants by estimation.

More than half of Aurenoria's population live in the eastern region, with almost a third of that proportion living in the six largest metropolis of the region. In contrast, most Taurenori people live in the cities of the southern region, due largely to their well-entrenched presence there historically. The continent's people are primarily urbanised, with over 80% of the nation's population living in cities and large towns. Though the Association's population density varies greatly from each areas.

List of largest Metropolises in Taurenor (September 2011 population estimates)
    Rank
    Name
    Region
    Population
    1
    Kingsbridge
    Eastern Region
    150.125 million
    2
    Aramanth
    Eastern Region
    140.091 million
    3
    Fenwick
    Eastern Region
    138,984,029
    4
    Kandor
    Eastern Region
    138.984 million
    5
    Cynosure
    Eastern Region
    131.73 million
    6
    Midgar
    Eastern Region
    119.058 million
    7
    Bogor
    Western Region
    39.207 million
    8
    Bloemfontein
    Eastern Region
    39.18 million
    9
    Edlefontein
    Southern Region
    37.912 million
    10
    Lumbesia
    Western Region
    35.08 million

Civil Rights

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Human Right Commission's Court
in Bloemfontein.
On March 1968, the Freemasons' Grand Assembly proclaimed and enacted the first updated laws regarding ethnic and minority rights since the late 19th century, concluded with the passing of the Law on Nationalities Act (Act Number: XIV from 1988) in December 1988. It was a liberal piece of legislation, and offered an extensive linguistic and cultural rights.

Article 14 of the Law on Nationalities Act, valid only for citizens of the Taurenori continent, and its associated administrative regions and constituent states, dictates:

"All races of the Association have equal rights, and every race has an inviolable right to the preservation and use of its own nationality and language. The equality of all customary languages in school, office and public life, is recognized by the constituent state. In those territories in which several races dwell, the public and educational institutions are to be so arranged that, without applying compulsion to learn a second country language, each of the races receives the necessary means of education in its own language."

The implementation of this principle led to several national disputes since everything depended on the decision as to which language could be regarded as the designated official customary language. English-speaking Aurenorians, the traditional bureaucratic, capitalist and cultural elite, demanded the recognition of their language as a customary language in every part of the Association. While Bahasa Taurenor was regarded as an old "cultural language" by Aurenorian intellectuals and had always been granted equal rights as an official language of the Association.

Education

Each of the thirty-nine states of Aurenoria have emphasised the importance of education within their collective budget, and thus education in Taurenor is compulsory. The limit of such regulation is at 19 years old, and students may freely attend alternative private institutions beside that of the existing public schools, with approximately 13% young students in 2012 identified throughout various private schools. About 75% young Aurenorians and Taurenori undertake further tertiary education and qualification assessments in addition to this, and education is government-funded until the end of Secondary Year 13 (third form).

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Four Pillars of Knowledge
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Education is solely the responsibility of each state's respective education ministry and/or similar type of ministerial agency. Primary to secondary education are free-of-charge for the majority of Aurenorian and Taurenori students. It was recorded that private educational institutions received over 35% governmental subsidy in 2011. Entry into any ministerial registered and qualified tertiary educational institutions such as universities and polytechnics will require a tuition fee, ranging from β1,500-6,500. It depends heavily on the individual subjects and field of higher learning.

The University of Bloemfontein was the first university of the continent, established in 1657. The second, that of the University of Kingsbridge, was established in 1680. As of the present, there are approximately 36,968 universities throughout the continent, with countless other colleges of education, polytechnics and specialist colleges. The top 10% of universities offer some of the most diversified internationally recognised qualification range for international students, with many programmes taught in both Aurenorian English and Bahasa Taurenor, including that of Bachelor, Master, PhD, exchange and summer school programmes

Over 99% of those of age 15 and above are estimated to be able to properly read and write. It has been estimated that public spending of education - both governmental and non-governmental - for the year of 2011 was accounted for 8.27% of GDP, or approximately equal to $53.193 trillion.
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I know that this concept of a government-form for a nation is a bit unrealistic, and I guess I am cool with admitting that fact. I am doing this for the story and excitement behind it, I guess, which is a bit weird.

If you've got any question about this nation, etc. feel free to post them here. Cheers.

Edit: Its still a work-in-progress, by the way.

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Sailsia wrote:Is there any extreme weather phenomena in Aurenoria?


Yes. Quite a surprising hailstorm in the capital city (located in the southern region), which has never experienced ice or snow presence due to its otherwise quite warm temperature. This happened in the middle spring of 2001, and as a result public transportation and the metropolitan bus system was caught completely unprepared, resulting in the lack of service for no less than eight hours.

Sailsia wrote:If so, has it influenced its history in any significant way?


Nope, it has not influenced the continent of Taurenor's history in a significant way, other then perhaps inflicting quite a blow to the city's many businesses (especially logistics) during the day this was happening.
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Is there any extreme weather phenomena in Aurenoria? If so, has it influenced its history in any significant way?
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What are the Standards of beauty in Aurenoria for men and women?

What is the status of the various arts: dance, music, theater, sculpting, painting, architcture etc. in Aurenorian society?

What are names of famous artworks and what do they depict?

What are names of famous literature novelists and their works? How do they relate to the History of Aurenoria and when it was written?

What are common quintessentially Aurenorian Sports that are traditionally played and originated in Aurenoria historically?

What kind of music is common in Aurenoria, and what are common instruments in Aurenoria?

What are common and polite eating customs in Aurenoria, and what cuisine is common in the different regions?

What are some ethical beliefs of the Aurenorian people and religious beliefs?

What are some holidays that are celebrated in Aurenoria?
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Sailsia wrote:Is there any extreme weather phenomena in Aurenoria?


Yes. Quite a surprising hailstorm in the capital city (located in the southern region), which has never experienced ice or snow presence due to its otherwise quite warm temperature. This happened in the middle spring of 2001, and as a result public transportation and the metropolitan bus system was caught completely unprepared, resulting in the lack of service for no less than eight hours.

Sailsia wrote:If so, has it influenced its history in any significant way?


Nope, it has not influenced the continent of Taurenor's history in a significant way, other then perhaps inflicting quite a blow to the city's many businesses (especially logistics) during the day this was happening.
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Crystal Spires wrote:What are the Standards of beauty in Aurenoria for men and women?


Men: Curly (a bit unwieldy) hair, having muscles, usual stuff

Women: Long hair, usual stuff

Crystal Spires wrote:What is the status of the various arts: dance, music, theater, sculpting, painting, architcture etc. in Aurenorian society?


Taurenori native culture has always been prioritised over Aurenorian ones since the late 1970s. I have not written the culture section yet, unfortunately. :geek:

Crystal Spires wrote:What are names of famous artworks and what do they depict?


Mostly romanticist style paintings

Crystal Spires wrote:What are common quintessentially Aurenorian Sports that are traditionally played and originated in Aurenoria historically?


Cricket, a bit of fencing, mountain biking and a bit of rugby

Crystal Spires wrote:What kind of music is common in Aurenoria, and what are common instruments in Aurenoria?


Alternative style music and classical symphony. No hip-hop,for it is, unfortunately, banned throughout the continent of Taurenor.

I will get to your other questions later Crystal Spires.
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How many Taurenori Peacocks are estimated to frolic in Taurenor as of the present year?
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I don't know... let me think of the answer to that question, actually..
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So is Taurenor the usual NSified western country?

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Freemasons' Association is 20% native, 80% NSified Europeans. >;
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Why you always change your flag, just like Yohannes? :p
Seriously: Are there any Muslims in Aurenoria? If yes, how much? How exactly they're treated?
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Qasarastan wrote:Why you always change your flag, just like Yohannes? :p


If you check my signature, you'll find the answer for the latter, and for the former, well... ;)

Qasarastan wrote:Seriously: Are there any Muslims in Aurenoria?


Yes. Certainly there will be some people of Islamic faith.

Qasarastan wrote:If yes, how much?


The population of non-citizens of the continent, born overseas, has been estimated to stand at 320 million, or 2% of the continent's total population. Of this 320 million, most probably 50 million or so will be people of Islamic faith.

Qasarastan wrote:How exactly they're treated?


The King's Commonwealth is a supranational polity established with the vision of individual freedom, societal decency and justice. Realistically, there will be instances of hidden racism and whatnot, and discrimination directed toward those displaying different skins as well as culture and custom.

Of course, the lower the class of a theoretical person of non-Aurenorian background will be, the more intense experience of racism which he will encounter. Males of non-Aurenorian stock do suffer the most out of this situation, really.

For females, social class does not matter that much, for Aurenorian men likes to court these 'vulnerable', 'simple-minded' and 'submissive' interesting and exotic ladies.

I want the King's Commonwealth of Aurenoria to resemble real life as much as possible in things like that, I guess. Sad, but is the truth.
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