Malerno

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Malernese Alliance
Motto: Cum in unum Deum (Latin)
("Together with god")
Anthem: Tranquillam insulis (Latin)
("Peaceful island")
Capital
(and largest city)
Urbs Rossa
Official language(s) latin
Italian
Recognised regional languages latin
Italian
Ligurian
Ethnic groups  56.7% Malernian
33.3% Italian
4.0% French
2.5% Aranese
3.5% Others
Demonym Malernian
Government Alliance of self governing cities
 -  Dux Lydus Valens
 -  Ductor Soteris Salvius
 -  Upper house Centralis Forum
 -  Lower house Urbs Forum
Formation
Area
 -  Total 290 km2 
112 sq mi 
Population
 -  2017 estimate 332,250 
 -  2015 census 333,125 
 -  Density 140.7/km2 
364.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
 -  Total 59.95 billion USD 
 -  Per capita $108,000 (1st in AIN)
HDI  .860 (Very High) 
Currency Malernian Lira (MLR)
Time zone EST (UTC+9)
Date formats dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the Right
Internet TLD .xm
Calling code +444


Malerno's location in the middle of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, and a succession of powers, including the Italians and Genoans before claiming it's independance as an alliance of families in 1710

The Malernian Alliance takes it’s name from the latin geographic denomination “Malernae Insulae” and traces its origin to the early 4th century CE when, according to tradition, St. Jocastus and a group of Christians settled there to escape persecution and built a castle in the Larvotto bay

The Castellum Jocastus is mentioned in the Liber Pontificalis (“The Book of the Pontiffs”) in 755; The oldest document in the republican archives mentions the abbot of Malerno in 885. Malerno developed into an alliance ruled by 15 families and was a major naval country with merchants going from Italy to Israel and Morroco.

Malerno has a long Christian legacy and its Archdiocese of Malerno is claimed to be an apostolic see. Catholicism is the official religion in Malta. Article 25 of the Constitution states that "All persons in Malerno shall have full freedom of conscience and enjoy the free exercise of their respective mode of religious worship."

Malerno is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments, it is also a gambling capital as gambling is allowerd in the city of Bostra that boasts many casinos

History

Geography

Politics

Citizenship

Firminus Mutilus a prominent politilogue, follower of the enlightment and counsellor of Cesario Stanzo who had installed the First Malenrian Alliance in 1710 concieved the idea of Citzenship in Malerno.

Mutilus formulated the idea of citizenship, then, was that if each man had a say in whether the entire alliance of city-states should fight an adversary, and if each man was bound to the will of the group, then political loyalty between cities was much more likely. Political participation was thus linked with the effectiveness of the alliance.

Loyalty therefor became a cornerstone in the concept of citizenship, according to . One analyst suggested that in Malerno, two often polar-opposite versions of citizenship merged: the abstract idea of citizenship as equality before the law caused by the centralizing and rationalizing policies of absolute monarchs and the idea of citizenship as a privileged status reserved for rule-makers, brought forth defensively by an aristocratic elite guarding its exclusiveness

Originally only people born in Malerno of Malernian descent having served three years in the military and having completed a philosophy essay were elligible to citizenship. As a citizen they had to pronounce themselves on each decision at the Forum and were given a Latin Name

Later in 1835 the citizenship was reformed during the Romantic period where the writers and politicans Aurelio Evodius and Scapha Cordus defined new conditions in which women became citizens and a second group of citizens who could not vote in the Malernian assembly but had full protections of the law, and could make economic contracts and could marry Malernian citizens. In 1926 Sobersides Auila a strong critic of Malerno's divise citizenship campaigned for more flexibity thus allowing most citizens to vote on certain matters.

Following uprisings in 1968 accross Europe Malerno was under pressure to change it's citizenship system to include more people. Acanthio Asellio and Icaro Iacono were prominent non-educated workers that advocated for more flexibility, asking the question "what is a Malernian? if not the son of an exiled soul, who himself once found home".

The Forum

A cool place to enjoy a beer (to be written)

Malernianism

Messenio Firmus was the Dux of Malerno between 1933 and 1936 and coined the concept of Malernianism looking into the nation's Romantic heritage. Firmus describes Malernianism as "a genus of political ideology whose mythic core in its various permutations is a form of populist nationalism". Often likened to a sub-category of facism, the analyst Sergius Macro of the Volta University describes the ideology as having three core components: "(i) the rebirth myth, (ii) populist ultra-nationalism and (iii) the myth of decadence".

It is a disputed topic whether Malernianism is "a genuinely revolutionary, trans-class form of anti-liberal, and in the last analysis, anti-conservative nationalism" built on a complex range of theoretical and cultural influences. Sergius Macro distinguishes an inter-war period in which it manifested itself in elite-led but populist "armed party" politics opposing socialism and liberalism and promising radical politics to rescue the nation from decadence. After the second world war Malernianism kept it's influence in defining a self-determined culture; a political aesthetic of romantic symbolism, mass mobilization, promotion of masculinity, youth and charismatic leadership. In the 1990's Ergalisus Gregorius a prominent citizen and politician redefined Malernianism as an ideology of positive nationalism including more welfare for citizens and inhabitants

EU & AIN

Economy

Malerno's stable and high-income market economy features moderate growth, low inflation, and a high level of innovation. Unemployment is traditionally low, although it had risen to 6.1% by May 2012, due largely to the effect of the 2008 global financial crisis. Consequently, Malerno's economy was forecast to have negligible growth in 2012. In 2011, according to the IMF, Malerno was the third richest country in the world, with a per capita GDP on a purchasing-power parity (PPP) basis of $108,000, the highest in AIN.

Malerno is a major international financial centre. The largest sectors are "banking, hedge fund formation and investment, structured finance and securitisation, captive insurance, and general corporate activities". Malerno is the fifth-largest banking centre in the world, with $1.5 trillion in banking liabilities as of June 2007. In March 2017 there were 140 banks, 11 of which were licensed to conduct banking activities with domestic and international clients, and the remaining 131 were licensed to operate on an international basis with only limited domestic activity.

Banking & Taxation

The term private bank refers to a bank that offers private banking services and in its legal form is a partnership. The first private banks were created in Rossa in the mid-18th century and in Montreve in the late 18th century as partnerships, and some are still in the hands of the original families such as Decumano and Lucese. In Malerno, such private banks are called private bankers (a protected term) to distinguish them from the other private banks which are typically shared corporations.

In April 2012, concern about Malerno's banking secrecy laws, as well as its reputation as a tax haven, led to its being added to a "grey list" of nations with questionable banking arrangements by the G20. In response, the country soon after adopted OECD standards on exchange of information and was subsequently added into the category of "jurisdictions that have substantially implemented the internationally agreed tax standard". Malerno ranked third on the Tax Justice Network's 2011 Financial Secrecy Index of the world's major tax havens, scoring only slightly behind the Cayman Islands. In 2013, Malerno is ranked as the 2nd safest tax haven in the world, behind Switzerland.

Financial services generated MLR$1.2 billion of GDP in 2007 (55% of the total economy), 36% of all employment and 40% of all government revenue. In 2010, the country ranked fifth internationally in terms of value of liabilities booked and sixth in terms of assets booked. It has branches of 40 of the world's 50 largest banks. Malerno is the second largest captive domicile in the world with more than 700 captives, writing more than US$7.7 billion of premiums and with US$36.8 billion of assets under management.

There are a number of service providers. These include global financial institutions including HSBC, Deutsche Bank, UBS, and Goldman Sachs; over 80 administrators, leading accountancy practices (incl. the Big Four auditors), and offshore law practices including Bemondo Firmitas. They also include wealth management such as Rothschilds private banking and financial advice.

  1. •International Business Companies: With a profit of less than US$5 million, pay 2.5 percent of income tax, 5 million to 10 million US dollars, pay taxes at 2%, and pay 10 to 15 million US dollars for taxes, exceeding 1,500 Millions of dollars are taxed at 1%; Withholding Tax is exempted
  1. •Foreign Sales Corporation: Exemption of income tax, reserve tax, and property transfer tax, no need for tax declaration and publication of financial status

Malerno has no Capital Gains Tax and does not impose foreign exchange controls on offshore companies.

Tourism & Gambling

Transport

Innovation

Demographics

Largest cities or towns in Malerno
2018
Rank Name Area Pop. Rank Name Area Pop.
Rossa
Rossa

Bostra
Bostra

1 Rossa South Malerno 86,300 11 Carina North Malerno 2,104
2 Bostra South Malerno 73,365 12 Larvotto South Malerno 1,209
3 Histria South Malerno 42,596 13 Novaesium North Malerno 497
4 Gionaco East Malerno 33,560
5 Padovese West Malerno 32,520
6 Caruso East Malerno 29,560
7 Montreve West Malerno 14,785
8 Aquilea West Malerno 8,250
9 Lucius East Malerno 4,157
10 Gandava North Malerno 3,560

Culture

Malernian Romanticism

Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850 in Malerno, a period where it sought to strengthen it's national identity

Leonida Docilus' unbuilt design for an Acropolis in Malerno

Malernian Romanticism is characterized and divided in three different periods. The first one is basically focused on the creation of a sense of national identity, using the ideal of the heroic of the exile. Some examples include Pius Vitalion, who wrote "Insula sanctorum" (Saint Island), and Ciriaco Barnaba's renowned by the poem "A Canticum pro defunctis" (Song of the Exile).

The second period, sometimes called Ultra-Romanticism, is marked by a profound influence of Continental themes and traditions, involving the melancholy, sadness and despair related to unobtainable love. Goethe and Lord Byron were translated into Italian and Latin at the Volta University and are commonly quoted in these works.

The third cycle is considered as a stoicist departure from the ideas of Melancholy, sadness and despair. Sulpicio Clarus a Malernian philosopher of the Volta University had read Stendhal and studied Nietzsche, He taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge; the wise live in harmony with the divine Reason (also identified with Fate and Providence) that governs nature, and are indifferent to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain.

In this third period artists and writers focused simultaneously on Stoicism and on the antique figures of Rome and Athens and the concept of "Polis". Aurelio Evodius and Scapha Cordus described Malerno in these terms in their writings.

The simulataneous fascination on the Stoic figure of the Roman and the antiquity is often referred to as the Malernian dementia by it's critics, notably Iosephus Adjutor who describes Malerno as the epitome of Narcissism

Malernian Modernism "Novavecchio"

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