Kingdom of Gaston
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| Kingdom of Gaston |
Fortune favours the bold (Latin: Audaces fortuna juvat)
God bless Gaston
Location of Gaston, in the European continent (red)
|Official language(s)||Gastonese Portuguese|
|Official religion(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Government||Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy|
|- Prime Minister||Cristóvão|
|- Royal Cabinet President||Irina Sopas|
|Area claimed||83 582 km² (32 271 sq mi)|
|Population||11 554 298 (2018 census)|
|Currency||Reinos (RGŘ / Ř)|
|Time zone||WEST (UTC+1)|
|National animal||White-bellied tigers|
|Patron saint||Our Lady of Navigators|
|This nation is a member of the UNAM|
Gaston, or officially the Kingdom of Gaston, is a micronation founded on 2005. Is a parliamentary monarchy composed by 8 counties and 1 archipelago. The name of the country is often referred to by the initials RG. The gastonese territory is in Europe. At east is limited by Spain, Portugal and Atlantic Ocean. South, north and west of the kingdom are limited by the Atlantic Ocean. On 10 October 1927 the country adopted its first Constitution that prevails to this day. Being one of the 10 richest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita, the kingdom has earned its place internationally adopting a foreign policy of neutrality participatory. Gastón stands out from other countries for their economic and military power, thus exerting a strong influence in the world-wide cultural, technological, political and scientific. It was a member of the Confederação de Futebol Micronacional.
80. C .: occurs the passage of the Carthaginians, followed by Roman domination.
300: Gives the control by the Visigoths, after the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
930: Henrich Monfranc Gaston, illegitimate son of Charlemagne, subdues the area. Later, it would be defeated by the Moors; at the same time that existed the kingdoms of Aragon and Castile. That period under Henrich Gaston, comes the origin of the name of the Kingdom.
1300: Under the reign of Afonso XI, King of Spain, Gaston is coupled to the Spanish territory.
1492: Spain comes to America, thus taking the coveted Eldorado. It was with the exploitation of precious metals that Gaston has developed. Some historians claim that Gaston was on the flap of Spain.
1706: In the midst of the War of the Spanish Succession, which reduced the military preponderance of Spain, the Portuguese troops conducted a successful maritime invasion of Gaston. These troops were commanded by General-Colonel Manuel Abrantes Vitoriano. Thus, Portugal now has the domain that area during the next 100 years.
1807: Jean-Andoche Junot invaded Portuguese territory, beginning the Peninsular War. The royal gastonesa family, which was previously controlled by Portugal, was now being controlled by the king Junot.
1812: French troops had to leave Portugal, because of the English victories.
1820: Initiates up the constitutional-liberal regime in Portugal. Gaston backs to the command of Portugal.
1927: Occurs the Military Rebellion in Lisbon. Making use of the episode, Florian, general of the Gaston army and bastard son of Afonso Carlos I, starts a victorious battle against Portugal. Gaston becomes independent and Florián is proclaimed king. In the same year, it is elaborated the Constitution of the Kingdom of Gaston.
1943: In the midst of World War II, Florián dies with cholera, leaving the throne to his only daughter, Floreense Florian. The heiress was known as Princess Floréense because she was only 21.
1947: The country is rebuilt with help from the Marshall Plan.
1984: Queen Floreense abdicates, moving all of its rights and claims to the throne to his son, Afonso Carlos Florián - Afonso I.. The queen died two years later.
Geography and climate
Located in Western Europe, the Kingdom of Gaston occupies a part of the Iberian Peninsula and beyond, an archipelago (Santa Cruz Island, Gooseberry Island, Solar Island and Horizon Island, in the Atlantic Ocean). In land area, it is the twenty-fourth European country. The physical boundaries of the of Gaston are: Spain, Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean at east. The north, south, and west, is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.
Gaston has a varied climate throughout its territory. The predominant type in almost country is the ocean temperate maritime. The coast has temperature and precipitation well distributed throughout the year, summer being quite cool and moist. As one moves inland, the weather is more extreme; the summer presents high temperatures, while the winter has low temperatures with irregular rainfall.
The climate and geographical diversity shaped the gastonese biodiversity. The forests have: pine, chestnut, oak, holm oak and eucalyptus. There are several species of diverse mammalian fauna that includes the fox, badger, Iberian lynx, Iberian Wolf, wild-goat (Capra pyrenaica), wild-cat (Felis silvestris), hare, weasel, the sacarrabos, gineta, and occasionally grizzly bear, among others. Seven hundred bird species occur in Gaston (either for nesting or during the course of migration), and annually there are new registries of nesting species. There are over 100 varieties of freshwater fish species, varying from the giant European catfish to some small and endemic species that live only in small lakes (along the western lakes for example). Some of these rare and specific species are highly endangered because of habitat loss, pollution and drought. The gastonese marine waters are some of the richest biodiversity in the world. In Gaston is also possible to observe the phenomenon of resurgence, especially on the east coast, which makes the sea extremely nutrient and biodiversity. Protected areas of Gaston include a national park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional), fifteen parks (the latest created in 2010), eleven natural reserves (Portuguese: Reserva Natural), four natural monuments (Portuguese: Monumento Natural) and thirteen protected landscapes (Portuguese: Paisagem Protegida), which include the Parque Nacional Ipses de Niceto and the Parque Natural de Serra Dourada de Nekane.
The estimated population of Gaston in October 2018 was 11 554 298 people. The population of the capital, Nekane, exceeds 1 million (in addition to the metropolitan area, 2.3 million) and represents a large part of the population. Nekane is internationally known for its broad cultural offerings and high standard of living. The other most populous cities are Santa Inês, Antiqua, Niceto and Florián. About 97% of the gastonese population have Portuguese as their native language. The Districts of Castra Leuca and Loucira have an important minority who speaks Spanish, with about 35,000 speakers. The remaining inhabitants are of foreign descent, many of them coming from neighboring countries. Guest workers and their descendants, as well refugees from the Yugoslav wars and other conflicts, also form an important minority. Since 1984, the Gypsies are an ethnic minority officially recognized in Gaston. According to the census published by the Gastonese Institute of Geography and Statistics (Portuguese: Instituto Gastonês de Geografia e Estatística - IGGE) in 2010, there were a total of 984,726 foreign residents, of which 154,291 are from German-speaking regions - mostly from Germany, some from Switzerland and province Bolzano, Italy. Other groups are numerous Serbs (125,298), Turks (122,317), Croats (103,569), English speaking people (25,154), Albanians (24.64) and Poles (17 998). With less than 15 000 representatives are: 14,701 Hungarians, 11,216 Romanians, Arabs 7682, Slovenia 6802, 6832 Slovaks, Czechs 6706, Iranian 5956, 5671 Italian, 5456 Russian, 5228 French, 4947 Chinese, 4261 Spanish and 3502 Bulgarians. Other minorities have less than 3000 inhabitants. English is spoken by almost all residents of the country. Since 2003, some of the counties of Gaston presented tests for new citizens to prove their language ability, cultural knowledge and accordingly their ability to integrate into gastonese society.
Government and politics
Gaston is a Parliamentary Monarchy, with a parliament which has the authority to make laws and provide public works. The head of state has function purely diplomatic and representative. The monarch hasn’t any kind of executive power. The parliamentary regime implies the existence of a prime minister who is elected by the majority of parliament. Current trustees:
Head of state - King: Vacant
Head of government - Prime Minister: Cristovao I
President of the Royal Cabinet : Irina Sopas
God Bless Gaston, (Portuguese: Deus abençoe Gastón) is the national anthem of kingdom. It was adopted in 1939. The letter is from Maria Amalia Guerreiro (date 1938) and is sung on a song attributed to Antonio Lucio Vivaldi.
God bless Gaston.
Land of seas and mountains.
That honors its history,
and those who sought his glory.
Scatter his enemies,
and make strong this nation;
That I know as mother earth,
because it runs in my veins,
and live in my heart.
God bless Gaston.
Luck help strongs (Portuguese: A sorte ajuda os fortes); (Latim: Audaces fortuna juvat)
Subdivisions of Gaston
Currently Gastón is divided into four levels of administrative subdivisions: counties and islands, regions, districts and municipalities. Counties: Regions (north, south, east, west) - Districts - Municipalities. Archipelago: Regions (north, south, east, west) - Districts - Municipalities.
1. Niceto NI (11 147 km²); north, capital Niceto.
2. Antiqua AN (8 912 km²); north, capital Antiqua.
3. Pampulha PA (8 373 km²); north, capital Pampulha.
4. Solano SO (9 955 km²); north, capital Solano.
5. Florian FL (10 207 km²); south, capital Florian.
6. Santa Ines SI (9 458 km²); south, capital Santa Ines.
7. Lisardo LI (11 864 km²); south, capital Lisardo.
8. Nekane NE (9 216 km²); south, capital Nekane.
9. Ventura VE (4 720 km²)
Santa Cruz Island ; Groselha Island; Solar Island; Horizonte island.
01. Sines 02. Nothing Hill 03. Vinhais 04. Porto Alegre 05. Malateca 06. Atlantis 07. Lagos 08. Aquae 09. Barcelos 10. Fundão 11. Benfica 12. Cúmbria 13. Surrey 14. Piedade 15. Valência 16. Golden Gate 17. Trancoso 18. São Judas 19. Leon 20. Nevada 21. Marilia 22. Ceuta 23. Homer 24. Thaoana 25. Fenix 26. Greenville 27. Mancha 28. Eureca 29. Guarda 30. Beverly Hills 31. Toledo 32. Fátima 33. São José 34. Vouga 35. Lobos 36. Beira Alta 37. Quarteira 38. Granada 39. Aranis 40. Ventura
Gaston is one of the 10 richest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita (US$ 80 837 in 2018). It has a social market economy well developed and a high standard of living. Until the 1980s, many companies were nationalized. In recent years, however, privatization has reduced state holdings to a level comparable to other European economies. With a highly developed industry, international tourism is the most important part of the gastonese economy. The GDP (nominal) in 2018 was US$ 680 billion. The most important sectors of the industry are: cement, chemicals, electrical equipment, wood, furniture, glass, iron and steel, leather goods, motor vehicles, optical instruments, paper and pulp, food and beverages, textiles and clothing. Exports include timber, furniture, iron and steel, pulp and paper, textiles, machinery, electricity and magnesite. Gaston became one of the leading countries in exporting standing out as an exporter of whiskey and ginseng. Currency: Reinos which replaced the Euro on 1 July 2015; Euro in force from 2002 to 2015. Before the Euro, Gaston used the Reis.
Education is compulsory in Gaston from 5 to 16 years of age, being offered in schools funded by the government Nekane University. or private. Currently, the gastonese education system is centralized and is composed of three stages, primary education, secondary and higher education. The Programme for International Student Assessment, coordinated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), classifies education of Gaston as the 13th best in the world, being neither significantly higher nor lower than the OECD average. The gastonese educational system is divided into five different levels:
1st. Nursery School (Preschool, 2–5 years old);
2nd. Primary School (Basic School, 6–10 years old);
3rd. Elementary School (Basic School, 11 and 15 years old);
4th. Secondary School (High School, 16 and 18 years old).
5th. University (University).
The railway network of Gaston, which spans almost the entire country, is one of the longest in Europe. The high-speed trains include Tanis, Eurostar and TGVG. There are approximately 60,300 km of usable highways in Gaston. The Nekane region is involved with a dense network of roads and highways that connect it with all parts of the country. Gastonese roads also deal with a major international traffic, connecting with cities in neighboring Spain and Portugal.
The gastonese health system was ranked first worldwide according to the WHO (World Health Organization) in 1996 and again in 2000. The health system is generally free for people affected by chronic diseases such as cancer, AIDS or Cystic Fibrosis. The average life expectancy at birth is 97 years, one of the highest of the Europe. There are 5,22 doctors for every 1000 inhabitants in Gaston.
Gaston is known for its diverse cultural heritage, having been influenced by many nations and peoples throughout its history. The gastonese culture has its origins in the Iberian cultures, Celtic, celtibera, Latin, Visigothic, Roman Catholic and Islamic. As a major European power in the past, has generated a great contribution to world culture in various forms of art, especially music. Since the late eighteenth century until the First World War, in 1914, Gaston was considered the third cultural capital of Europe, surpassed only by Paris and Vienna.
Some of the most famous painters and designers of Gaston are: Frederico Muller, Ariel Sanchez, Brigitte
National Maritime Museum of Solano.Sampaio, Jonathan Prestes and Marta Klein. The painting has reached a point of emphasis in Gaston in the 1900s. In the second half of the twentieth century was established the Nekane School of Fantastic Realism and later Surrealism. To this school belongs Helder Morais, with its abstract decorative designs. An important move was the Pinturatus, in 1960, he joined the painting with the theater. Other famous artists from Gaston are the photographer Ana Tavares and the architects Paul Vernaculo and Luke Hilderberg.
Sciense and Philosophy
Gaston was the place of birth or ethnic origin of 17 scientists who received Nobel Prizes, including Luis Mach, Cristiano Dante, Ernesto Dias and Ana Santos, very renowned scientists in the late nineteenth century. During the twentieth century, came the contributions of Lisa Kelly and Pauline Cunha, in the areas of nuclear research and quantum mechanics. One of the best-known gastonese scientists the world today is the quantum physicist Antonio Oliveira, appointed as the first scientist to demonstrate quantum teleportation. Beyond the physical, Gaston was the birthplace of Manuel Abrantes and Carlos Siqueira, two of the most renowned philosophers of the twentieth century, as well as biologists Gregory Matos and Ronaldo Valente, the mathematician Mark Cobain and engineers Francisco Cuocu and Marina Saraiva. The School of Economics Gaston is highlighted as one of the leading economic theory, and has among its representatives economists Jorge Fonseca, Eugenio Baldwick and Ana Cardoso, the latter awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. In the administration area, the most famous name is Victor Drumond.
The gastonese gastronomy is very rich in variety and pleasing to nationals and foreigners in general. Each zone of the kingdom has its traditional dishes, including the more diverse foods, from the meat of cattle, sheep, pig and poultry, various sausages, and a lot of species of fresh fish and seafood. Gaston is a country strongly winery, being famous red wines of Lisardo, green wines from Niceto and liqueur from Pampulha. In candy and through a variety of traditional recipes, are famous the duchesses, the Nekane soft eggs and many others. Among the dishes the highlight are the exotic stew, the potted pork with clams and volcanic stewed from Santa Cruz.
Sports in Gaston are dominated mainly by cycling, football (since the twentieth century), basketball, tennis, handball, and the motor sports, especially the Motorcycle. A Volta a Gaston de Bicicleta is the leading sports event in the country, with the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, is one of four "Grand Tours" of the cycling world. The event had its first edition in 1937, but there were no issues during the Second World War. Had his return in 1955 until today. Until 2011 were 65 editions of the Tour of Gaston.
Despite its reputation as a land of artists and scientists, Gaston was always also a land of poets, writers and novelists. It is the birthplace of novelists Neto Munhindo, Igor Guerreiro, Arthur Seixas, Stefanio Prado, Bertha Lopes (Peace Nobel), Marisa Monte, Roberto Menville; poets Brigitte Cafero, Seda Tomas, Sandro Ferreira and Carlos Trigo. A special mention is given to Hugo Teixeira, poet and novelist, symbol of Gaston in the end of century. Nowadays, some of the most famous playwrights and novelists are Delmo Manfredo and Ricardo Argenta (Literature Nobel) and writer Peter Hank.
Music and dance
Many of the most famous classical composers born in the world are from Gaston, including Wolfgang Souza, Melina José Antonio Haus, family the Levys family, Arnaldo Torres, Bruno Rush, Simone Belo and Vivianne Brito. The city of Nekane historically always been one of the most important global centers of musical innovation. Besides the native composers, many other composers from other countries were attracted to Gaston due to sponsorship of Florián, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Maria von Weber and Johannes Brahms. Other foreign composers such as Franz Liszt, Franz Lehár, Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák and Béla Bartók had great influence in gastonese music. In popular music, the rhythm more associated with Gaston is jazz. Some internationally famous names in popular gastonese music are gastonesa jazz pianist Joao Brito, the rocker Fabricio and singer Paulo Miguel.