|Republic of Morieux
|Motto: Liberté, Unité, Dignité
(Liberty, Unity, Dignity)
|Recognised regional languages||Arabic|
|Government||Unitary constitutional republic|
|-||First Citizen||Monique Duclerc|
|-||First Republic||13 May 1727|
|-||Second Republic||15 January 1872|
|-||Current constitution||23 August 1943|
366,565 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
|-||Total||$5.66 trillion (idk)|
|-||Per capita||$26,517 (idk)|
Morieux, officially the Republic of Morieux (French: République de Morieux or République morivaine) is a unitary parliamentary republic on the continent of Septimania in Western Maredoratica with several overseas islands located in the Eastern Maredoratica Sea. Metropolitan Morieux extends from the Massif Sud in the south across the Y Channel to the Chère and Mayenne River Valleys in the north, and from the Èvre River in the east to the Yonne River in the west. It is the x largest country in Maredoratic at 949,400 km². It is bordered by Aquileia to the east, Santheres to the south and Ayllón to the west.
Over the past 500 years, Morieux has been a major power with strong cultural, economic, military and political influence in Septimania and around the world. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Morieux colonised great parts of Septimania, Alisna and Wilassia; during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Morieux built the second largest colonial empire of the time, including large portions of Septimania, Alisna, Wilassia and the Wilassian Islands.
Various kingdoms, unification, expansion, revolution, and further expansion
Morieux is a unitary parliamentary republic with strong democratic traditions. The constitution of the Third Republic was approved by referendum on 23 August 1943. The Third Republic has seen the position of First Citizen, the prime minister, greatly strengthened in relation to parliament. Elections must be held every six years, though special elections can be called for and held at any time after a vote of no confidence has passed in the Assembly of the Republic. Currently the First Citizen is Monique Duclerc, Morieux's first female executive.
The Morivaine parliament is a unicameral legislature called the Assembly of the Republic or the Republican Assembly. The Republican Assembly deputies represent local constituencies and are elected by direct universal suffrage with a two-round system by constituency, for a six-year mandate, subject to dissolution. The constituencies each have approximately 100,000 inhabitants. The Assembly has the power to dismiss the cabinet, and thus the majority in the Assembly determines the choice of government. However, the executive has a high amount of influence in setting the agenda for the Republican Assembly.
Morivaine politics are characterised by two politically opposed groupings: one left-wing, centred around the Parti syndicaliste, and the other right-wing, centred around the National Union. The executive branch is currently composed mostly of the National Union, which won a large majority in the past elections.
Foreign Policy and Military
Morieux exercises economic, political, and military influence over all of Maredoratica. Morieux is a member of the Organisation francophone de la Maredoratique and the Maredoratic League. Moriex enjoys a close relationship with both Vertou and Rochehaut due strong cultural similarities and shared colonial histories. Almost all countries have embassies in Saint-Lô, and many have consulates around the country. Likewise, nearly all nations host Morivaine diplomatic missions. However, due to recent unrest in Bjarmia, the two countries, while formally recognizing each other, have not exchanged embassies. Furthermore, following the 1932 Papal Schism and the Moselle Summit, the Morivaine city of Sévérac hosts the Mosellian Catholic Church and Holy See.
The Republican Armed Forces are comprised of the Republican Army, Republican Navy, and the Republican Air Force and is charged with the defense of Morivaine territory, interests, and allies in Maredoratica. The First Minister appoints the Minister of Defense, confirmed by the Repulbican Assembly, who then oversees the Office of the Combined Staffs who directly control all of the armed forces. Morivaine citizens become eligible for military service at the age of 18 and all Morivaine males serve a compulsory 2 years in a branch of their choice after finishing high school or following graduation from university. At age forty-five, one is not longer eligible to serve in the Armed Forces except in a non-combat command position. After 2 years of compulsory service, one is not obligated to continue service in the Republican Armed Forces though many join reserve units known as ?????.
Morieux has a capitalist mixed economy, which is fueled by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity. The Morivaine GDP of $6.13 trillion constitutes X% of the gross world product at purchasing power parity (PPP). Though larger than any other nation's, its national GDP is about 5% smaller than the GDP of the European Union at PPP in 2008. The country ranks x in the world in nominal GDP per capita and x in GDP per capita at PPP. Morieux is also known for one of the leading Maredoratic stock exchanges, the Moselle Stock Exchange, which is one of the largest stock exchanges in the region. A banking sector has developed around the financial infrastructure of the country. Morieux's main trading partners include neighboring Aquileia, Rochehaut, Vertou, and Prekonate, as well as Akimonad and Ruccola. The currency is widely used in Maredoratica, particularly in former Vilainye and Vertou.
Overall, the technological development and advancement is centered around cities in northern departments of Morieux, while the southern departments of Morieux are more agriculturally focused. Many of the southern departments of the Republic remain primarily focused on agriculture and related fields, though several of the states have a sizable amount of technological development due to their move toward self-sustainability stemming from the remote nature from the departments to mainland Morieux.
There is a sizable rich-poor divide due to the historic oppression of the Arab residents in southern Morieux. While Arab residents retain the rights to own property and form their own businesses, many Arabs end up in lower paying jobs due the demand for cheap labor, specifically for positions that many ethnic Morivaine refuse to do, such as menial labor and many elements of the service industry. In spite of this, there are a number of highly successful Arab-owned small and large businesses. Much of the technology oriented businesses are owned and employed almost entirely by whites , though recent education initiatives are attempting to help Arab children reach higher levels of education thanks to funding from previous People's Party administrations.
Oil has formed the backbone for the Morivaine energy industry in the past. In spite of the history of reliance on oil production, much of the energy industry in Morivaine has turned to partnering companies in Rochehaut and Van Luxemburg and have begun the construction of many nuclear reactors across the country. Several companies have begun to reach out to foreign firms to offer their guidance and expertise on how to go about creating and running nuclear facilities. Currently, about three-fourths of Morivaine energy is provided by nuclear powerplants with the remaining difference being composed of oil and other fossil fuel sources.
Due to the popularity of domestic and Luxemburger vehicles in Morieux, such as Oron Moteurs and VLT Automotive N.V., Morivaine fuel stations provide both standard gasoline and ethanol mixes. Clean fuels have begun to become the focus of several leading companies in Morieux, though they lag behind the regional leaders in the field. Several pieces of legislation presented by the Republican Assembly have attempted to force car companies in the Morivaine market to become more fuel efficient and spur on clean fuel development, however no law has yet been passed.
The country's location on and below the Tropic of Cancer has led to solar power being looked into to replace a significant portion of energy created through using fossil fuels and to take strain off the nuclear reactors. Several large solar power stations have sprung up in northern Morivaine, specifically near Féy and Oron. The use of solar power is also becoming popular amongst private citizens who wish to remain off the power grid and be self sustaining in terms of energy. In some cases, this self-sustainability stems from the lack of electrical infrastructure in the southern, more remote places of the Sétif departments. The Beaufort Islands have the highest per capita usage of private solar power in the entire country due to their remote location. As with ethanol, solar power is also being looked into to provide a possible answer for powering the vehicles of Morivaine.
Tourism plays large role in the economy of Morieux with many people coming across the region to visit attractions in Morieux. Much of the tourism is related to the geographical and climate of the country which enjoys a diverse range of differen settings. The beaches and southern rain forests are the main draw for tourists in Maredoratica. While only the wealthy can enjoy the beaches of Morivaine Riviera, the comparatively low economic standing of the Sétif departments allows for cheaper prices and lower expenses for people looking to enjoy a vacation in Morieux. Popular beach front cities include Moselle, Sétif, Lorraine, Sévérac, and Rivière-Orange.
The Sétif departments also enjoy a fair amount of tourism also related to landmarks and different geographical experiences such as the vast southern rain forests and the Massif Sud. This sort of tourism accounts for a large amount of the Morivaine tourism industry. Other forms of tourism include the historical battlefield tourism centered around the battlefields of the HISTORICAL WARS both in mainland Morieux and the Sétif departments. Several of the more important battlefields in Morieux have been preserved for posterity and draw in a large amount of educational and casual tourists.
With an estimated population of 213.4 million people, Morieux is the 3rd most populous country in Maredoratica. As of 2010, it is estimated that 38.2 million foreign-born immigrants and their direct descendants (born in Morieux) lived in Morieux representing 18% of the country's population. More than 16 million are of Septimanian origin and about 13 million of Alisna and Wilassia origin. Immigrants aged 18–50 count for 8.7 millions (10% of population aged 18–50) and 16 millions for all ages (8% of population. Morivaine people are the largest racial group with 71%; Arab people comprise the largest minority group in Morivaine at 10%, with Aquileian mestizos, other immigrant ethnicities making up the rest. Due to the military conflict and vast cultural differences, high tensions currently exist between the ethnic Morivaine people and the Arab populations of the south.
Morieux accepts about 400,000 legal immigrants each year and is one of the leading asylum destinations in Maredoratica with an estimated 110,000 applications in 2007. Free movement is allowed between the French speaking portions of Aquileia and southern Morivaine, however tighter border controls are enforced along the non-French speaking portions of Aquileia, in addition to the border with Santheres and Allyon. The largest cities in Morieux, in terms of metropolitan area population, are Saint-Lô (idk), Sévérac (idk), Moselle (idk), Clairmont (idk), and Sétif (idk).
Most Morivaine who identify themselves as religious identify themselves as Christian. The Catholic Holy See in Sévérac is most popular denominations in Ostehoek. A minority of protestants can be found in the northeast. A vocal minority of practicing Muslims exists in the extreme southern portions of Morieux. In total, 81% of Morivaine identify themselves as Catholic, 9% identify as Muslim, 7% athiest, 3% other. While a secular state, Catholicism has been the predominant religion in Morieux for more than a millennium, though it is not as actively practiced today as it once was. While 81% of Morivaine declare themselves Catholics, only 27% of Catholics go to Mass once a week or more. Morivaine religious policy is based on the concept of laïcité, a strict separation of Church and State under which public life is kept completely secular. Morivaine has been historically regarded as one of the most important regions for the Catholic Church, particularly after the Holy See relocated to Sévérac in 1932.
French is the dominate language of Morieux and the official language of the government. The government does not regulate the choice of language in publications by individuals but the use of French is required by law in commercial and workplace communications. In addition to mandating the use of French in the territory of the Republic, the Morivaine government tries to promote French in the Maredoratic League and globally through institutions such as the Francophone Organisation.
From the 17th century to the mid-20th century, French served as one of the pre-eminent international languages of diplomacy and international affairs as well as a lingua franca among the educated classes of Maredoratica. The dominant position of French language in international affairs has only been challenged recently by English due to the growing status of former Whiskeasian colonies. As a result of Morieux's extensive colonial ambitions between the 17th and 20th centuries, French was introduced to many different regions in Maredoratica and is one of the most studied foreign languages in Maredoratica.
Crime and law enforcement
Law enforcement in Morieux is generally handled by municipal and departmental agencies. Only when cases involve international parties or crimes that cross department boundaries does the Some Gendarmee, a subordinate special division of the Directorate of the Interior, get involved in the investigation. The court system of Morieux exists in a unified structure where the High Court of Morieux is not separated from the rest of the court system as is the case with constitutional courts of other countries.
Morieux does not recognize religious law, nor does it recognize religious beliefs or morality as a motivation for the enactment of prohibitions. As a consequence, Morieux has long had neither blasphemy laws nor sodomy laws. However, "offenses against public decency" or disturbing public order have been used to repress public expressions of homosexuality or street prostitution. Morieux uses a civil legal system; that is, law arises primarily from written statutes; judges are not to make law, but merely to interpret it (though the amount of judicial interpretation in certain areas makes it equivalent to case law). Basic principles of the rule of law were laid out in previous Royal law codes before the creation of the First Republic.
Football is one of the predominate sports in Morivaine, with nearly every major city having it's own team and arena, with many cities having multiple teams. The sport is immensely popular and routinely draws sell out crowds. The Morivaine National Team plays exhibitions with other Maredoratic states and in the Maredoratic Football Association's Maredoratic Cup. This is routinely thought of as a way to ease tensions through out the region.
The Ligue 1, which was founded by the newly established Morivaine Football Association in 1904, is one of the more famous and competitive leagues in Maredoratica, drawing players from across the region to play for teams in Morieux. In many respects the league is compared to that of the Rochehautese Football League in terms of popularity and competitiveness. The popularity of the league and it's accompanying infrastructure of stadiums were pivotal in
Morivaine cuisine is renowned for being one of the finest in Maredoratica. Morivaine cuisine has exerted a major influence on other regional cuisines, particularly in Maredoratic countries that share a common history with Morieux. According to the regions, traditional recipes are different, the North of the country prefers to use butter as the preferred fat for cooking, whereas olive oil is more commonly used in the South.
Moreover, each region of Morieux has iconic traditional specialities: Fougasse in the north, Coq au vin in Sétif, Confit de canard in Orange-Maredoratique, Tarte flambée in Allier, and so on. Morieux's most renowned products are wines, including Féy, Sévérac, Pérignac, and Curcy-sur-Sauer as well as a large variety of different cheeses, such as Oron, Sarre and Port-Vire.
Morivaine cuisine is also regarded as a key element of the quality of life and the attractiveness of Morieux. Notable Morivaine chefs during the 17th Century are credited with moving toward fewer spices and more liberal usage of herbs and creamy ingredients and beginning the modern era of cuisine. Morivaine restaurants have become one of the more popular Restaurants across Maredoratica.