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North Pacific Federation [CNRP-R]


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((OOC: Under construction and very subject to change. Please refrain from posting.))

North Pacific Federation

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Capital:

Vancouver

Government:

Federal Republic

Population:

61,744,734

Demographics:

84% Caucasian/European

8% East Asian

5% Native American

3% Other

Territorial Area:

2,497,434 sq km

964,243 sq mi

Population Density:

24.72 people per sq km

64.03 people per sq mi

Currency:

Dollar ($)

Gross Domestic Product:

$2.448 trillion

Gross Domestic Product Per Capita:

$39,650

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Governmental Structure:

The central government is composed of the Federal Council and a bicameral Legislature. The Federal Council consists of the Chancellor, who is popularly elected and serves as the Head of State for the entire Federation, and six ministers who head the six major departments that make up the rest of the executive branch. These six departments are Justice, Defense, State, Finance, Interior and Welfare. These ministers are appointed by the Chancellor and confirmed by the Legislature. The Chancellor is elected to five-year terms and is term limited to no more than fifteen years in office. In case the Chancellor is no longer able to maintain the office, the chancellery line of succession, is State, Defense, Justice, Finance, Interior, Welfare.

The Legislature is composed of the upper house, the Senate, and the lower house, the Congress. There are 205 Congressional seats and 40 Senate seats in the Legislature. Seats in Congress are delegated by the amount of population in each province, while all four provinces have 10 seats in the Senate. Congressmen get 3-year terms and Senators get 6-year terms. The head of the leading party in Congress is usually given the post of Prime Minister, who presides over the Congress and acts as Head of Government. One of the senior senators of the leading party is usually given the post of Senate President, who, as the name would suggest, presides over the Senate.

Below the central government are the four provinces: Alberta, Columbia, Oregon and Washington. Oregon is the southernmost province and the third largest, slightly bigger than Washington. It's the second most populated province, clocking in at slightly over 15 million people. It gets 51 seats in Congress. Washington is just to the north of Oregon and, while being the smallest, is also the most highly populated, containing the very populous Puget Sound region. In all, nearly 22 million people claim residence there, and it gets 73 seats in Congress. Alberta, to the Northeast, is the second largest but least populated province, but has a wealth of natural resources. It has roughly 11 million people and has 37 seats in Congress. Finally Columbia, the northwest province, extends nearly a million square kilometers, making it the largest of the provinces, holds within its boundaries the capital Vancouver as well as 13 million people. 44 seats in Congress are delegated to Columbia.

Current Federal Council:

Chancellor: Owen Gordon

Foreign Minister: Nicholas Landy

Defense Minister: Cody McMurrough

Law Minister: Andrew Reese

Finance Minister: Naomi Williams

Interior Minister: Gregory Hunter

Welfare Minister: Eleanor Taylor

Current Legislature Leadership:

Prime Minister: Matthew Walker

Senate President: Arthur Emery

Federal Party Leader: Matthew Walker

Labor Party Leader: J. B. Brown

Conservative Party Leader: Ryan King

Congressional Seats:

205 Total

75 - Federal

66 - Labor

64 - Conservative

Senate Seats:

40 Total

15 - Federal

13 - Conservative

12 - Labor

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History:

While peoples have occupied the area since the migration of humans over the Siberian Land Bridge in the last Ice Age, the beginnings of what is now known as the North Pacific Federation only came in the early 1800s, when, after colonizing the Atlantic Coast of the Americas, the various colonial powers of the time began placing settlements on the Pacific coast, primarily to profit off of the fur trade. These settlements were small to start off with, but eventually began starting to attract people from the east. In 1842, the first major population boom occurred after a publicizing of the area, but with it came tensions over control of the region. Two major colonial powers, each with settlements scattered over an area that didn't particularly make for easy partitioning, and each ill-equipped to fight any sort of war on what was essentially frontier, decided to put the area under 'joint rule' in 1848. Despite this formal agreement, conflicts between the various law codes of each power as well as the general difficulty in enforcing the frontier regions meant the area was essentially autonomous. This state of affairs held for approximately 25 years until 1872, when the provinces finally decided to take matters into their own hands, claiming their own sovereignty and declared independence, thus birthing the North Pacific Federation.

Able to keep itself alive by playing the two powers against each other to maintain its independence, it nevertheless remained a fairly backwater state on the frontiers of the world until, in the late 1800s, when the discovery of a plethora of natural resources combined with the industrial revolution gaining ground in the area led to a huge economic boom that helped bring the Federation to a state of respectability. It also, however, led to political instability as the industrial oligarchs took advantage of poor labor and unsuitable working conditions. Socialist support grew strong in the first decade of the 20th century until a revolution was threatening - this was only averted by a large series of reforms in 1915 helped to finally alleviate the tensions. A period of general prosperity continued until the late 1920s, when a worldwide financial collapse led to a national economic depression. Several major public works projects began in this period and the economy eventually recovered in the late 1930s/early 1940s. The last 50 years have yielded strong growth, including a information technology boom in the last decade. With a strong economic, technological and infrastructural base, the Federation looks to prosper in the coming years.

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