Kingston and Boyce

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The United Kingdom of the Sovereign States of Kingston and the Member States of the Boyce Union
Kingston and Boyce
Motto: Ad Rex et Regnum
Anthem: Maple Skies
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Royal anthem[God Save the King]
Location in the Pacific Northwest
Location in the Pacific Northwest
CapitalKingston
Largest Metropolitan Area Twin Cities Kingston and Boyce
Official language(s) English
Recognised regional languages Pacific German, Pacific Dutch
Ethnic groups (2007) Canadian-Caucasian 56%, Asian 23%, Afro-American 7%, Natives 6%
Demonym Kingstonaise
Government Constitutional Elective Monarchy
 -  King King Olaf
 -  Prime Minister Murphy G. Harrods
 -  Ministre Sécondaire Frida Heilman
Legislature Parliament of the Kingdom
 -  Upper house House of States
 -  Lower house House of the Union
Establishment
 -  Date of Independence from Gudland June 12, 1889 
 -  Reformation of the Country April 18, 1943 
Area
 -  Total 98,367 km2 
37,979 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 2%
Population
 -  2011 estimate 9,309,295 
 -  2006 census 9,000,284 
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $384 billion 
 -  Per capita $41,800 
HDI (2011) 0.903 (very high
Currency Kingston Oaks (Ω) (KBO)
Time zone GMT - 9hrs (UTC-9)
Date formats mm-dd-yyyy
Drives on the Right
Simlympic code KBY
Internet TLD .kb
Calling code +1 025

The United Kingdom of Kingston and Boyce (also The United Kingdom of the Sovereign States of Kingston and the Member States of the Boyce Union or Royaume Uni de Kingston et de la Boyce) is an island-based country off the North American west coast, about 15km westwards of Vancouver Island. The Country is located on 7 islands: Mainland, Ellea, Echo, Shatt Island, Como, Nyham Island and Poulula. Neighbouring country of Kingston and Boyce is Lower Columbia to the east, and Escambia and Lisieux to the south.

History

The mainland of Kingston and Boyce was discovered at around 1,500BC by ancient native clans paddling across the ocean. Three clans, the Mowak, the Attruh‘a and the Meeva have settled along the coastline in unity and peace in small villages and loose tent settlements. The clans lived of fishing and hunting in the dense temperate rain forests. Ancient stories tell that Mowak Chief Juu‘namen‘at Nam‘ka (Big Blue Bird) was the strongest and most respected person on Mainland at the time of about 300BC. All following chief clans never got up to the respect to Chief Big Blue Bird.

On March 23rd, 1723 the British-Canadian fur trader ship Allouette had first European sight on the Island of Mainland. The Alouette landed and declared Mainland, its surrounding islands and the people on it to be a part of the British Empire. The Native clans were either used as slaves or were robbed of their land. At the point of discovery about 7,500 natives were estimated to live on the island, in within three years, this number fell to 1,593. The remaining natives left Mainland for smaller Islands like Shatt or Echo.

On January 3rd, 1729 Captain Donovan McAlear founded the trader‘s outpost of Kingston. During the following years, other outposts like Boyce and Port Ruppert were founded. Settlers came from the Canadian and Lower Columbian mainland to settle on the Islands, at first around the trading posts, later in other areas. Cities like Manchester, New Berlin and Ste. Anne were founded and began growing quickly. The few natives were not harmed on Echo and Shatt and so their numbers grew bigger again. in 1753, The British Empire and the newly formed Republic of Gudland agreed on a deal, with the Islands of the today's nation and Escambia and Lisieux to Gudland. In Return, the Republic of Gudland gave up its claims on Yukon areas.

Under the reign of the Republic, Mainland grew quickly in terms of economy and wealth. The Native numbers increased quickly again up to a major minority of the country's inhabitants. The Territory relied on fur trading and lumber works, and inhabitants were relatively wealthy. But life was hard, grizzly bears and cougars were endangering the people.

Cougars are until today a main part of the island's wildlife.

On October 28, 1778 Gold was found near Columbia. From this point, Population and wealth exploded in the territory, and in within a few years, the island's population tripled. More and more gold washers found their way to the Island. At the beginning of the 19th century, Mainland was the wealthiest province of Gudland, thus gaining an economic autonomy from Gudland. The industrial revolution began on Mainland, in Kingston. Quickly, many settlements arose around newly-fount factories and the inhabitant counts rose exorbitantly. In 1812, already 49,500 people lived and worked on Mainland.

On May 11th, 1848 Captain Johnathan Felixen took some men to discover the thusfar untouched islands of Echo and Shatt, were the natives lived. As the forests on Mainland started to disappear, new wooden resources needed to be explored, as the factories were running on burning wood. Echo Island did not only feature rich and healthy forests, also some minerals like silver or gold were known. In a treaty with the natives European settlers declared the Islands of Shatt, Echo, Ellea, Como, Poulula and Nyham as Gudland territory under the reign of the provincial Government in Kingston. The Natives were promised not to be harmed in their settlements or their health. The Native Settlements exist until today, for example Portland‘s suburban Cities of Eerie or Harley. On March 28th, 1849 the City of Portland was founded as a mining town, the gold rush drew many people to the city, and it was one of the quickest expanding cities worldwide at that moment.

By 1856, Mainland was also politically autonomous from the decisions made in the Gudland capital. Whereas the mainland was more and more facing aggressive expansion plans from southernly Lower Columbia, yet many Gudland politicians refused to seriously consider defensive tactics to oppose the Lower Columbian troops.

Mainland Governor Michael Yannis however expected a war to happening soon and refused to help the Continental provinces in case of a war due to own safety concerns. Due to Gudland politicians not considering a war, this was agreed upon. On March 19, 1884, Lower Columbia declared war on the unprepared Republic of Gudland and quickly conquering large parts of the southern parts of the country. The war lasted for over 3 years and many continental Gudlander fled to Mainland and organized a defensive plan in case of a Lower Columbian Invasion. Under Yannis' rule, 82,000 volunteers were gathered prepared for a war. It took however almost two full years until King Tristan of Lower Columbia declared war on Mainland.

After a monthlong blockade of the Island by Lower Columbian military cruisers, Yannis drew the fleet of Royal Navy Cruisers into the Shatt River inlet to fight the 15 remaining ships of the Gudland Navy stationed in Cape Shatt, undiscovered by Lower Columbia. In the Battle of the Shatt River, Mainland successfully sunk 18 ships of the Lower Columbian Royal Navy, killing 32,000 Lower Columbian Soldiers in only 36 hours. It was the only War, Kingston and Boyce ever engaged in and considered a win, granting full independence of the Islands.

The Republic Of Mainland existed until 1943, when most politicians of the National Parliament in Port Ruppert were proven to be corrupt. Out of Protest, Alexis Kaletta got 6 provinces of the nation to withdraw from the Republic, forming the Union of Boyce. Two days later, the remaining 6 Provinces of the nation withdraw from the Republic as well, forming the States of Kingston. The Republic of Mainland ceased to exist. Both Escambia as well as Liseux declared their unwillingness to join the reformation of the country and instead chose independence.

On April 11, 1943, both the Union of Boyce and the States of Kingston unified to the United Kingdom of Kingston and Boyce, an elective monarchy. Alexis Kaletta was elected first King of the Kingdom for lifetime. First Prime Minister was Franck Nemas of the newly founded Liberal Party. During the first years of independence, economy grew exceptionally well, exporting wood, silver and gold as natural resources, and mostly home equipments as manufactured goods. The Nation found a huge national pride in taking over some of the traditions of the natives and especially the peaceful treatment of the natives.

Nowadays, the United Kingdom of Kingston and Boyce is an economically and politically strong and stable country in the bonds of the AIN and the UN.

Former Prime Minister and Portland mayor Giacomo Zuluu is Vice Secretary General of the United Nations in New York.

The Country is led by a by a liberal government, headed by Murphy Gerald Harrods.

Geography and Climate

The 22574 sqkm large Nation is just a small spot in the Pacific Ocean. The land is mostly flat; the largest peak is Mount Joli [1678m] near Port Henry. The Country ranges between latitudes 47° to 49° North and Longitudes 141° to 143° West. Although the Country is just pretty small, it features a very long coastline of about 5,600km length. The Islands were once covered with dense tempered rain forests, but due to the industrial revolution, most of the rain forest is gone by today. In few areas, the rain forest was preserved in habitats. The climate is maritime-tempered, with mild summers and mild winters. The temperature ranges from an average of 4°C in January to 26°C in July. Dense moisture makes the summers feel warmer than it actually is. A weather phenomenon is to be seen in October, as large fog banks seem to appear out of nowhere during the day, covering the coast in within minutes from bright cloudless sunshine to a heavy fog with visibilities of less than 50m. Still today, Meteorologists still cannot explain that phenomenon fully. (See also October Fogs)

Government and Politics

The United Kingdom of Kingston and Boyce is a strong and stable constitutional monarchy. The Parliamentary system is anchored in the Constitution, as well as the King. Current Prime Minister is Liberal Murphy G. Harrods, he is in power since February 12, 2015. Elections are held every 6 years for the vacancy of Prime Minister and his ministers. Candidates can run for the Prime Minister Spot as many times as they want, there is also no limit for time in office. The Parliament consists of two equal houses, the House of States (250 seats) , representing the six Sovereign States of Kingston, and the House of the Union (250 seats) , representing all six members of the Union of Boyce. The Next elections will be held in February 2017, electing the representatives to the House of States. Kingston and Boyce is a part of the Commonwealth of British Nations, the UN, AIN, the OPEC, WTO, IAEA, and the Simlympic Nations. Giacomo Zuluu is currently Vice Secretary General of the United Nations.

Economy

The United Kingdom of Kingston and Boyce is one of the World‘s wealthiest nations, with one of the highest per-capita incomes. As a member of the OECD, it is one of the world‘s top trading nations. It location between the Asian and the North American Nations supports a strong economy. With a GDP 133 Billion $, Kingston is a very wealthy nation. It needs to be mentioned that the current government goes after a principle of spending less than earned, to have many laybacks for harder times. Biggest Company of the Nation is Aalde's Restaurants, a fast food chain similar to Subway. The biggest exporter of the country is Plymouth based Rail manufacturer CARTERrail. A List of all major companies in Kingston and Boyce can be found here.

Transportation

Kingston‘s Transportation Network is one of the most developed in North America. No other North American Country features such a large percentage of public transportation (58%) in the overall traffic. Every City is connected to the Nationwide Kingston Royal Rails CityExpress Network. The CityExpress is a high-speed train developed by Siemens in Germany. The most recent series can run at speeds up to 320 km/h connecting the large cities with each other. The main „Runway“ is the track from Kingston to Port Ruppert with trains running the route hourly. Passengers can also go to the American Mainland using the newly established PanAmExpress. Adding to the CityExpress, there are a lot of local, regional and multiregional routes covered by RegioXPress lines. Usually these RegioXPress lines start in a major city like Port Ruppert, Kingston, Boyce or Portland and then run on long routes through the country, stopping in bigger cities and at points of special tourist interests (Port Henry, Northern Shoreline). In Within the Suburban region of cities run RegioRunners stopping at all stations. In Kingston, these RegioRunners are called S-Lines.

And every big city features a system of Subway and / or Tram lines. In many cities, these are combined (Port Ruppert/ Ste. Hannah, Kingston / Boyce), but in some cities, both systems are unique to each other (Manchester).

Three Intercontinental Airports connect the Nation to the rest of the world: Kingston Otto Shatner Airport, Port Ruppert / Ste. Hannah Tim Holtkamp Airport and Portland‘s Hammerey Airfield. These three airports are also main hubs for the National airline, Canadian Airlines of Kingston. Apart from the heavy aircraft, a grand fleet of small bush planes is used along the coastlines to deliver the post to cities not accessible by road.

The two Harbours of Portland (Inner Harbour & Outer Harbour) are the Nation‘s biggest harbours and together assemble for about 6,000 hectares. In 2008, 125 Million Tons of containers (about 130 Million containers) were deployed in the harbours, making the two together the biggest harbour complex in North America. The harbour is connected to over 900 ports in all over the world in over 200 countries. The Oil Pier is the largest in the Pacific Area, and the second largest in North America (second to Huston).

Car drivers enjoy a smooth ride on Kingston‘s highways, mostly two lanes per direction, but in the near of bigger cities, there are more lanes, with many connections, crossovers and exits. The Highways in Portland and Kingston are toll ways though, empowering a policy to support public transportation.

Culture & Education

The Nation of Kingston and Boyce is mostly culturally dominated by American and Canadian Influences, but also preserves some Native traditions (Firefest).

The Nation features a wide spectrum of museums, theatres, libraries and operas. The most famous museum is the Museum of Ancient Cultures in Manchester, drawing 160,000 visitors every year. The Port Ruppert Odeon Theatre is the Nation‘s largest musical stage, currently playing ,Cats‘. In Portland‘s St. Francis Opera, 8,900 people can be seated, making it one of the largest operas worldwide. The Kingston Symphonic Orchestra and the Portland Symphonic Singers tour the world showing off their talent.

Kingston features a wide idea of education as well. Students start in their school life Basic school at the age of 6. After grade 5, Suivant Schools are attended until the end of grade 9. Then till Graduation (Maternée) students go to High School. At High School, there is a huge selection of courses available, with possibilities to specialize on a possible future career. The Nation‘s 17 Universities are general universities, with no explicit specialization. The Hedfeld University in port Ruppert is the Nation‘s largest University with about 36,000 students.

In Terms of Religion, the nation is mostly of Christian-Protestant belief, Catholics and Muslims are both strong minorities. However, the native belief is still strong, for example on Echo Island where the native beliefs add up to 19%, making it the second largest religion on the island.

in June 2013, Kingston and Boyce won the semiannual AINVision song contest in Cattala. The band BOY recorded the highest ever winning score in AINVision history, scoring 131 points over Corraile and Cattala. Consequentially, the 2013 winter edition will be held in Kingston and Boyce, with the three cities of Manchester, Portland and Kingston fighting for the rights to host.

TV, News and Radio

The Nation‘s TVs feature a broad amount of different channels for all interests. The largest TV Station is the Kingston and Boyce National Broadcasting Union (KNBU). This channel divides up into 4 smaller channels, with special interests on Sports, News, Entertainment and Music. The ALL-Network also features one more channel especially for children or teenagers. Apart from that, there are a few locally grown TV-Channels like the Wyswater Omroep in Dutch language or the Norderkanal, a German language channel from New Berlin.

The biggest newspaper in the Nation is the Kingston Standard published daily. This newspaper features on daily events and politics. Further to that, the weekly Union Telegraph focuses on the background stories behind the headlines. In Manchester and Portland, The VIEW is the largest tabloid paper, published daily. This one focuses on human tragedies and emotional stories.

Radio channels are locally different, yet there are some channels that are similar no matter which city you go to (MTB, NRJ). The only nationwide channel is the KNBU-Radio.

The Nation has brought forward some international music stars, among some with a high international reputation.

Demographics

Kingston and Boyce is home to 9,309,295 people. 80% of these inhabitants live in the six largest cities: Kingston, Port Ruppert, Portland, Manchester, Boyce and Ste. Hannah.

Ethnics are well mixed, with only 56% of European descend, 25% of Asian, 7% Afro-American, and 6% natives. Other minorities add up to 6%.

The Nation is a quite young one, the average age is at 42 years, 26% of Kingston‘s inhabitants are of ages below 25, and only 20% at an age of more than 70 years.

National Treasures

Port Ruppert‘s Old Paarlement, Port Henry Castle, Port Ruppert Old Town, London Royal Palace, Portland‘s Central Station, Manchester‘s Museum Quarter and Kingston‘s New Paarlement, Mount Joli Waterfalls.

Sports

Sports are a huge part of the daily life in Kingston and Boyce. The Professional leagues attract many spectators, most notably the Kingston Soccer League, one of the biggest and best Soccer Leagues in North America. Notably smaller, but equally of great popularity are the Baseball League and the hockey League. Two teams from Kingston and Boyce are competing in the NHL, and one Baseball team has joined the MLB a few years ago.

Most notable sporting events in Kingston and Boyce include the International Rowing Festival on Dorsmouth Lake near Portland, the Sailors' Guild in Wyswater and the Capital Cities Track and Field Summit every year in London.

National figures

Alive

Giacomo Zuluu, Vice Secretary General at the UN

Ana Weelings, head of the IATA

Peter Fransen, Hollywood Director

Jonathan Cesar, Kingston‘s National Hockey Captain

Ance Jimal, Hollywood Actor

Yannick Sprenger, Captain of the National Soccer squad


Fictional

Manjid Vashatra, Fictional Figure invented by Author Otto Hermann, acted by Ance Jimal

Ian Lawrence, Fictional Figure invented by Author Otto Hermann, acted by Mike Meller

Ida Elving, Fictional Figure invented by Author Katharine McKenzie


Historic

Michael Yannis, First President of the Republic of Mainland

King Otto I, King of the Nation, 1999-2013

King Alexis I., the first King of the Nation

Chief Big Blue Bird, Native Clan leader at around 300BC

Donovan McAlear, Founder of Kingston City

Ben Ellix, Baseball coach