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The West Valley Mountains

Federal Republic of The West Valley Mountains
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Population: 65,000,000


Capital (and largest city): Leadership City


Official Language: English



National Language: txting


Demonym: West Valley Mountaineer

Government: representative democracy
- President: C. E. Krett
- Vice President: Ty Erd
- Speaker of the House: Stan Dupp
- Chief Justice: Paul E. Graff


Establishment: March 18


Land Area: 150,000 km²
Water Area: 100,000 pools²


Elevation
Highest Point: Mt. Neverest (3,840 m)
Lowest Point: Marinara Trench (-3,840 m)


GDP (nominal): 54.3 trillion monies
GDP (nominal)per capita: 88,588 monies


Human Development Index (NS Version): 75.91


Currency: money


Time Zone: -10


Drives on the: left


Calling code:+00


Internet TLD: .wvm


The West Valley Mountains

The Federal Republic of The West Valley Mountains, often called The West Valley Mountains (abbreviated T.W.V.M.), is a federal republic and a representative democracy in the South Pacific. It is an island nation that is bordered entirely by the Pacific Ocean. The West Valley Mountains covers more than 180,000 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 65 million people. The West Valley Mountains consists of 9 states, 2 autonomous regions, 1 federal district, and 1 territory.

Etymology

The West Valley Mountains has many towering mountains and wide valleys, which led to its name. “The” is capitalized in the name of the nation, and some of the citizens are offended if it is not capitalized correctly, although it is not capitalized when referring to the geographic location or historical nations.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of The West Valley Mountains is as a "West Valley Mountaineer."

History

The earliest civilizations in The West Valley Mountains were believed to have started hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. Due to the geography of the land, there were two distinctive groups separated by the mountains which developed independently of each other. The people north of the mountains inhabited a region with a warmer climate with abundant natural resources, while the people in the south experienced a cooler climate where food was more scarce. This meant that human settlements needed to be managed extremely effectively and efficiently in order to survive. Thus, the people in the southern regions developed a much more advanced civilization than in the northern regions. The earliest of these is known to historians as the West Valley Mountain Civilization. Archaeological evidence suggests that it originated in fertile river valleys near the coast. Gradually, they began to expand outwards from the river valleys, absorbing the nearby settlements and developing new technologies such as metalworking techniques.

At some point, the semi-independent city-states of the West Valley Mountain Civilization were conquered by a king whose name is unknown, forming what is now known as the Old Empire. After gaining full control over the land, the king proclaimed himself as an emperor, ruling tyrannically and suppressing all dissent. Enormous amounts of resources were used to construct a magnificent tomb for the emperor. A powerful army was amassed and subdued nearby tribes, absorbing them into the empire. After his death, the emperor’s successor began to appoint regional rulers to govern the outer areas of the empire. Over time, these regional rulers gained more power, and battled against each other for control. The emperor was reduced to a figurehead, and eventually assassinated. Various competitors for the throne soon emerged, using diplomacy and military might to strengthen their position. Betrayals were common, as well as murders and kidnappings.

Meanwhile, the nomadic people in the northwestern regions had unified into a loose confederation of smaller settlements known as the First Great Tribe. The nomads frequently raided into the territory of the Old Empire, burning down villages and stealing riches. Defensive fortifications were built along the border regions, which had little effect in stopping the raids. Eventually, the situation became more peaceful, with the rival kings fighting against each other less, but there were still frequent attacks from the nomads. The raids became less of a problem after the First Great Tribe broke apart into three smaller tribes after a century of dominating the northern forests. The most powerful of these successor tribes was the Second Great Tribe, which formed an alliance with one of the kings in the south. Their combined forces overran much of the former Old Empire and subdued rival kings. The Second Great Tribe and the king both ruled together for some time, until tensions and distrust between the two rulers resulted in war. The king’s forces were able to crush the Second Great Tribe, with gigantic massacres to instill fear among the population. In the aftermath, the king was crowned as emperor and the New Empire began.

The early years of the New Empire involved expansion beyond the mountains and into the northern regions. Violent confrontations took place between the imperial army and the tribes living there. Diplomacy was also used, and trade between the tribes and the New Empire increased. The time of peace, however, ended in violence when the imperial forces conducted an invasion of the Third Great Tribe, eventually forcing them to pay tribute to the emperor. In exchange, the emperor helped the tribal leaders to maintain their position, using force to put down opposition. The Fourth Great Tribe, a much larger tribe further west, met a similar fate. These tribes were given greater freedoms than the rest of the empire, since their distance and remote location made them harder for the emperor to govern.

The middle years of the New Empire were a relatively peaceful and prosperous time. Ships were constructed to explore further away from the West Valley Mountains, with explorers bringing back goods such as fruits, crops, and exotic animals from nearby islands. Some expeditions described the existence of gigantic land masses far to the east and west, home to other advanced nations. It is uncertain what these reports were referring to, although several theories exist. Around this time, a large rebellion occurred in the northern coastal regions of the empire. The rebellion lasted several decades, with imperial forces battling against rebels and frequent executions of suspected traitors on both sides. The imperial army was often short on supplies, since it was difficult to transport materials over such far distances. Ultimately the rebellion was squashed, but the empire was severely weakened.

The West Valley Mountains first encountered foreign nations in the later years of the New Empire. Foreign weapons had been purchased towards the end of the rebellion, although they were not very effective since there were not enough and the soldiers were not trained with them. Imperialist powers soon set up spheres of influence in various regions across the West Valley Mountains, weakening the emperor’s power and damaging his prestige. In order to stand up to the foreign powers, the New Empire began modernizing its military and economy. Factories were constructed across the nation, the economy began to shift from agricultural to industrial, and railroads and highways were built linking major cities. The military was also given modern weapons, such as tanks and battleships, which ultimately paid off when The West Valley Mountains defeated a coalition of various foreign nations in a naval battle off the northern coast.

Over time, tensions between the monarchy and the common people grew, and secret revolutionary groups began to appear which attempted to overthrow the government. After an attempted assassination attempt on the emperor, a purge was launched in which suspected traitors were imprisoned or executed. The reign of terror only created more anger towards the emperor, however, and strengthened the revolutionary groups. When a peaceful demonstration in front of the emperor’s palace was brutally suppressed by imperial forces, violent revolts suddenly broke out across the country. The emperor’s advisers, fearing civil war, convinced him to abdicate, and the throne was replaced by a weak government unable to control the nation effectively.

In the aftermath of the sudden end of the Empire, two main factions gained significant power. The northwestern part of the country was controlled by a democratic government, while the southeastern region was in the hands of pro-communist forces. Foreign nations, fearing the rise of a powerful communist regime in the West Valley Mountains, provided military aid to the pro-democratic forces in the north. The northern faction also appealed to the tribes in the west, promising them greater autonomy in the new West Valley Mountainous state. After months of fighting, the democratic faction was able to gain the upper hand, finally destroying the opposition after surrounding their last strongholds and forcing them to surrender. A democratic government, known as the Federal Republic of The West Valley Mountains, was established. Since then, standards of living within The West Valley Mountains have greatly improved, and its citizens enjoy many civil rights and political freedoms. However, recent events have caused many in the nation to worry that the government may be growing increasingly oppressive.

Geography

The West Valley Mountains has a land area of approximately 150,000 square kilometers. Since it is completely surrounded by water, it is considered an island nation and has no land borders with any other countries. The westernmost part of the nation has the lowest elevation, and is mostly covered with swamps that stretch along the coastline. Further inland the elevation gradually increases, with rolling hills and thick forests. Towering mountains and deep valleys extend across the central part of the country, reaching altitudes of above 3,000 meters. To the south are much lower areas which are prone to frequent flooding during the rainy season. In the east is the small landmass of Flying Penguin Island, which is covered with glaciers and dotted with geothermal features.

Climate varies depending on location in The West Valley Mountains. The towering mountains create two distinct zones of climate. Warm ocean currents hitting the northwestern coast create a climate with hot, humid summers and relatively mild winters. This region is also vulnerable to extreme weather, such as hurricanes. The central mountains block warm air from the north, resulting in cool, dry conditions for the southern and eastern areas. Flying Penguin Island has a frozen, tundra climate, since the warm ocean currents are prevented from reaching the island due to the presence of the much larger mainland.

Demographics

As of now, more than 65 million people call The West Valley Mountains their home. (Actual population: here because I’m too lazy to update it lol) Many of them are immigrants from other nations. Immigration to The West Valley Mountains has slowly increased. As of now there is no clear majority in The West Valley Mountains.

The West Valley Mountains has two official languages, English and Txt, with English being the only official spoken language. Txt is a new language that is similar to English, but words are shortened as much as possible and sometimes replaced with numbers and symbols. It is rarely used in formal documents and conversations.

Government

The Federal Republic of The West Valley Mountains is a representative democracy, in which all citizens have the right to vote for government officials. There are three main levels of government, which are federal, state, and local. The federal government’s powers are defined by the constitution of The West Valley Mountains, which allow it to pass laws for the entire nation, collect taxes from citizens, and manage foreign affairs with other countries. State governments are allowed to pass their own laws, as long as they comply with federal laws. There are currently nine states within The West Valley Mountains. Local governments consist of cities, which have limited power since they are subject to both state and federal laws. In addition, there are autonomous regions, which are controlled by tribal governments and not subject to certain federal laws, and territories, which are administered by local governments but can not pass their own laws.

There is a well-known conspiracy theory about the government, which says that the nation is being controlled by a random person from their computer on an online gaming website called Nationstates.net. Of course, this theory is completely false and it is not known why anyone would believe that.

Foreign Relations and Military

Main article: Defense forces of The West Valley Mountains

The West Valley Mountains is a member of the World Assembly. It is also part of the region of the South Pacific. The West Valley Mountains is officially a neutral state, and avoids intervention in conflicts. It is also a signatory of an international climate treaty.

The current military expenditure of The West Valley Mountains is around 6.2 percent of the national budget. During peacetime military service is voluntary, although the government can enforce conscription if needed. Some experts believe that The West Valley Mountains possesses a stockpile of biological and chemical weapons, although these claims have been officially denied. Coastal defense is managed by specially trained genetically modified electric eels which are theoretically able to damage electrical systems on hostile vessels.

Rumor has it that the equipment of the West Valley Mountains’ armed forces were in fact… alien in origin. In fact, it might even be the doings of ancient aliens. Recently declassified documents made repeated mention of an entity only known as “Memento”. This has been most evident in the assets of the Space Force, especially as they could not have been manufactured and deployed with the publicly published budget.

Economy

Economic Indicators

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Currency: Money
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GDP (nominal): 307 trillion monies
GDP (nominal) per capita: 113,636 monies
Labor Force: 47.65% workforce participation rate
Unemployment:

The economy of The West Valley Mountains is capitalist free market, although some observers say that it has limited aspects of socialism. It has a GDP of 308 trillion monies, with the average citizen receiving an income of 114,834 monies. The largest industries are Information Technology, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. There is also a significant black market operating within The West Valley Mountains, although some efforts have been taken to address this issue.

Culture

Most West Valley Mountaineers are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Thus, the nation’s culture consists of a mixture of cultures from other countries. Some national holidays in The West Valley Mountains include The West Valley Mountains Day (March 18), the day that The West Valley Mountains was founded, and Pi Day (March 14).

Infrastructure

The road system of The West Valley Mountains is not very extensive, due to the fact that public transportation is preferred. An extensive network of railroads, as well as buses and subways in urban areas, make it possible to travel to almost anywhere in the nation without a car. In more rural regions, which have less developed infrastructure and public transportation, vehicle ownership is more common. Speed limits have been completely abolished on The West Valley Mountains’ highways, and most vehicles are self-driven. Air travel is not popular within The West Valley Mountains’ borders, although it is the most common method of transportation for international travel into and out of the nation. Most major cities in The West Valley Mountains have international airports, which serve airlines from around the world.

Energy

The West Valley Mountains’ main source of energy comes from nuclear power plants, which are scattered across the country in various locations. Most reactors in the nation are powered by fission, although fusion power is currently being researched. The use of fossil fuels to produce electric power is prohibited throughout many parts of the nation, and renewable sources of energy are being developed. Several states have constructed hydroelectric power plants on their rivers, and some coastal communities receive energy from offshore wind farms.

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