United Commonwealths of Gagium
Seal of the United Commonwealths
43.5% Christian Protestant
King of Gagium
X,XXX,XXX sq mi
177,435,300 (2018 estimate)
The United Commonwealths of Gagium, usually referred to as Gagium, is a country comprising of 14 commonwealths, 7 territories, and various possessions. With a population of more than 177 million people, Gagium. is among the world's most populous nations. The vast majority of the country is located contiguously in Stratea, with Polish Prussian Commonwealth being the nation's only land neighbor.
Ancient groups of loosely-connected hunter-gatherer peoples had lived in the area that encompasses modern-day Gagium since 20,000 years ago, with a variety of native civilizations and empires existing up to the 16th century. Colonization primarily from XXCOUNTRY and to a lesser extent XXCOUNTRY2 began in the 16th century, but didn't pick up until the later half of the 17th century. After the colony of Gagium made a peaceful agreement with XXCOUNTRY, the nation became independent in 1822 under a loose confederation. A large portion of the current constitution was adapted in 1835 with the birth of the Kingdom and Commonwealths of Gagium.
Through several years of conquest and purchasing of colonial land, Gagium had acquired significant portions of northern CONTINENT by 1854. A brief power struggle between King Dimitri Rodier (Who was widely seen as incompetent) and republican factions of the government resulted in the monarchy being weakened with the constitutional amendment of 1867, followed by the ban of slavery later the same year. In the Gagium-XXCOUNTRY war of the late 19th century, the nation had acquired the Holy Rhinish Islands as a colonial possession. The Holy Islands' time as a colonial subject of Gagium, however, would be marked by oppression and the introduction of the Gagiumish feudalistic system.
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The United Commonwealths of Gagium is a federal constitutional monarchy and representative democracy - However, numerous scholars indicate that Gagium is technically a confederal constitutional monarchy under its constitutional. The nation is a highly developed country, with a nearly-even split between urban and rural inhabitants. Gagium is also one of the world's richest nations, possessing a GDP of $10.190 trillion. The country ranks highly in various socioeconomic indicators, and possesses a relatively large, prepared army with the purpose of defending the nation.
See also: Map of Gagium, Cities of Gagium
See also: Politics of Gagium