Tweedland

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Tweedland
Thuaidh

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Flag
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Emblem

Motto
"May the braw of the willing come the land of the free."
"Mae te' brau au te' willn caem te' eir au te' fret"
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National Patrun

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18 non-contiguous counties spread across the British Isles
Capital cityBuscarby
Official language(s)English
Tweeds
DemonymTweedish
Tweedlandic
GovernmentParliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy
- MonarchElizabeth II
- First MinisterMatthew Bran
- ChancellorDarcy Faerin
LegislatureHoolish
- Number of seats - 9
Established16 August 2015 (Firth of Forth Treaty)
3 October 2015 (Legislature will come into effect)
Area claimed~50km2
Population56
CurrencyGreat British Pound (GBP)
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (GMT+0)
*positions to be elected on date of legislature effect

Tweedland, alternatively known as Fair Tweed or Thuaidh in Scots Gaelic, is a non-contiguous constituent country of the United Kingdom that borders Scotland and England. Much of the countries proclaimed area is located within the catchment area of it's namesake, the River Tweed, although controlled area extends as far as an exclave of land in the Outer Hebrides. It's capital, Buscarby, sits in the Tweedish County of Peeblesshire and is where the parliament known as the Hoolish takes session.

With a total population of 56, Tweedland is the smallest constituent country in the United Kingdom but is unrecognised by the Westminster government, and so advocates for Tweedish autonomy have begun a long campaign to try and attain devolution and recognition for Tweedish self rule from both Westminster and Holyrood.

The Hoolish parliament contains a seat to represent each of the 8 ceremonial counties and a separate seat for the appointed First Minister, who must run as a non-partisan candidate during their tenure. Tweedland's claim of land currently reaches over 50km2 with further expansion to be announced following the first election taking place on the 3rd of October 2015, where the constitution will officially take effect. Tweedland is a Constitutional Monarchy under Queen Elizabeth II, and grants ceremonial titles to landowners in the country, every elected First Minister has the ceremonial title of "Lord Tweed" bestowed upon them.

Economically, Tweedland has strong agricultural capability with fertile soil in most of it's counties. Tourism is also a large factor within the country's fledgling economy. A state-owned infrastructural and mining company called Fultmine was established at the Tweedish Office in Edinburgh and has plans to develop railway links between it's counties and in co-operation with Scotland's government. Environmental protection is a heavily important issue of debate in the Hoolish, with politicians on the centre-right suggesting that sacrificing some of the country's woodland in return for the development of infrastructure is necessary in order to have a reason to fight for home rule and devolution within Westminster.