|Official Flag of Bisgea|
|Motto: Exercitatio perfectum facit, sed nemo perfectus|
|National Anthem: Free Dove|
|Region||Federation of Democratic Republics|
|Official Language(s)||English, Bisgean, Filipino|
|- King||Miguel Atienza|
|- Bisnugeatan Empire||1200 BC|
|- The Three Monarchies||1241|
|- The Kingdom of Bisgea||May 21, 1248|
|- Republic of Bisgea||Jan 27, 1529|
|- State of Bisgea||June 14, 1637|
|- The Second Republic of Bisgea||Nov 30, 1643|
|- Fadallieme Military Government||Jul 1, 1853|
|- The Democratic Republic of Bisgea||Apr 30, 1987|
|- The Military Monarchic Empire of Bisgea||May 1, 2010|
|- Total||4,681,575 sq km|
|- % water||5.14%|
|Currency|| Bisgean Dollar (|
|Calling code|| |
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Bisgea, officially known as The Federal Monarchy of Bisgea(Filipino: Ang Federal na Monarkiya ng Biheya), is a federal constitutional monarchy situated in the Federation of Democratic Republics. The nation is known as a centrist nation, with a unique mix of liberal and conservative stances.
Bisgea consists of ten member states, with the capital Batarinduque located within its own special administrative region and is not under the governance of any of the ten states.
Main article: History of Bisgea
The earliest evidence of human inhabitants is the Cawanol Cave Man who lived some 50,000 years ago. This suggested that Bisgea was inhabited by humans long before the Bisnugeatan Empire's rise thousands of years later. These Cawanol Cave Men seem to have originated from the Northern side of Bisgea, presumably having arrived from neighboring nations.
These ancient humans continued to live for themselves until about 1,700 BC. It was then that the region was filled with city-states, each led by its own King. These city-states each worshipped their own gods and had different customs and beliefs. An example of these early city states were Bisnugeate, Cawanol, and Parionald.
In 1,200 BC, King Leonidas of Bisnugeate started invading other city-states for the expansion of his own city-state. With his excellent leadership, the plan was successful. After a few years, Leonidas was now King of the Bisnugeatan Empire, which was composed of modern day Bisgea and some parts of neighboring nations.
Division within the Empire
After many years, the Empire grew prosperous and powerful all while keeping itself peaceful. During this time, there was no warfare. All of this changed when King Frankfurt died in 1233 AD with no clear successor. The Empire was divided upon his three sons; Oliver, William, and Peter, each taking up their own portions of the Empire, the northeast, northwest and south, respectively.
The brothers, each wanting to control the whole Empire for themselves, declared war on each other. This started in 1241 when Oliver of the Northeastern Bisnugeatan Empire declared war on the Northwestern and Southern Bisnugeatan Empires. The two responded by declaring war as well. The war severely damaged the three empire's infrastructures and the economy plummeted downwards. At the Battle of Palms in 1245, King William was slain by King Oliver's men, making Oliver the ruler of the Notheastern and Northwestern Bisnugeatan Empires which were merged into the Northern Bisnugeatan Empire. Bisgea was now divided into two, the Northern Bisnugeatan Empire led by King Oliver and the Southern Bisnugeatan Empire led by King Peter.
The war grew uglier in the later years. Battles increased in frequency as the months passed. At the faithful Battle of Thrones in 1248, Oliver was beheaded by Peter, reuniting Bisgea once more. The subjects rejoiced as the war ended. His first act as King was to rename the empire from the Bisnugeatan Empire to The Kingdom of Bisgea.
After the reunification and renaming, the kingdom once again grew peaceful. Under the leadership of King Edward III, who reigned from 1286 onwards, Bisgea started to get back on his feet. The economy rose up once again, and the various infrastructures destroyed during the war was rebuilt.
The Birth of Democracy
The Kingdom grew more prosperous during the years, slowly but surely. This started to change after the influx of foreigners from distant lands who spoke tales of democracy and its benefits. The people started to protest, wanting democracy for Bisgea. The King of that time, Nothan IV, agreed and the act was implemented at once. The people seemed to like Nothan as a leader since he was elected to be the first president of the Republic of Bisgea on January 27, 1529.
When Albert Dotig rose to the presidency in 1635, all was well. But that changed in June 14, 1637, when he declared Martial Law on the basis of rising civil disobedience. The declaration became unpopular as the military abused human rights. Because of the abuses and Dotig's malpractices of power, Emilio Marcelo and comrades formed the El Resistensya, an organization bent on Bisgean independence from Dotig's authoritarian rule.
Battles occurred frequently. No clear advantage was seen on either side. But on 1643, Albert Dotig was killed and the El Resistensya won its war for independence. Emilio Marcelo became the first president of the Second Republic of Bisgea.
Bisgea's Dark Days
For the next 200 years, Bisgea became a wealthy nation with an outstanding economy. But in 1853, the tables were turned when the Fadallieme Government succeeded in a coup. Under self-appointed leader, Remlikov Brodashenzy, the economy dropped and Bisgea became a terrible place to live in. Thousands of Bisgeans fled to neighboring countries, not to ask for help but to stay and live there for the rest of their lives, never to return.
Over the next years, millions of Bisgeans were killed. Grenades were thrown wherever riots and rallies formed. Bisgeans were killed for no reason at all. Thousands just disappeared, never to be seen again. During Remlikov's reign, the death rate increased by 183%, birth rates decreased by 73% and most citizens never left their homes.
This practices of the Remlikov and cronies didn't go unnoticed. For the Bisgean Defense Force, kept on trying to remove the Remlikov rule and return Bisgea to the peaceful place it once was. Several times did did the Bisgean Defense Force under the leadership of Reumer Mortilla, the president before the FG's coup, try to reclaim Bisgea but to no avail. They never won a single battle. The BDF almost ceased to exist, only a few hundred were left. Brodashenzy thought that they have wiped the BDF off the face of the earth. But he was wrong, the BDF went into hiding and started recruiting.
In 1987, the BDF, under the leadership of Gerard Lontoc, successfully assasinated 9 high ranking officials of the FG. The FG fought back but was defeated due to the loss of high ranking officers. Eventually the FG collapsed, and Gerard Lontoc was declared president.
Under Lontoc, a national policy of self-isolationism was enforced. One that stayed until the election of President Miguel Atienza on 2006, who changed the policy. Isolationism was removed and Bisgea entered the world stage.
On June 19, 2009, President Miguel Atienza has supposedly died when the Presidential Limousine was exploded by the Ardu Bandaf, Islamic terrorists based on the southern part of the nation. However, it turned out that the President was alive when he returned to the Presidential Office on February 10, 2010. In the 27th of April, another attempt was made on the President's life when he was kidnapped and taken to a warehouse in Martilb. He returned several hours later, saved by the Presidential Security Group and the Bisgean Bureau of Intelligence.
National elections on the 30th of April 2010 failed when electronic jamming devices were used. It was supposed to be the nation's first ever electronic elections. The following day, all government official's terms ended and Bisgean Defense Force Chief of Staff Baradio Ignaltod, who claimed to be a direct descendant of King Nothan IV, declared himself the Royal Empire of the Military Monarchic Empire of Bisgea.
On May 23, 2010, Roy Atienza, the father of former President Miguel Atienza, was found dead, killed by Alex Peschanko, his bodyguard. After that, Peschanko was spotted in Martilb very near the Royal Emperor's rest house. Many have speculated that the Royal Emperor ordered Peschanko to kill Roy Atienza, which caused the Royal Emperor's already low approval ratings to drop even more. On the 7th of June, Alex Peschanko was arrested. Alex claimed that he was in fact ordered by Royal Emperor Baradio Ignaltod to murder Roy Atienza, like what many have theorized. This revelation shook the nation and massive nationwide protests started, including the formation of the group named Malare Biheya or Free Bisgea, led by the Esto Kananos Limperst, Bisgean for The Rightful Emperor, who challenged Baradio Ignaltod's claim to the Bisgean Throne.
From June 14-16, Malare Biheya held protests in front of the Bisgean palace, causing the deaths of 97 Bisgeans and the injuries of 435. On the 16th, Baradio Ignaltod was captured by the group and the Rightful Emperor revealed himself as Miguel Atienza, son of Roy Atienza and former President. It was revealed that Baradio's claim was a hoax and Atienza just learned recently from his long-thought-of-to-be-dead mother that it was in fact he who held Bisgean Royal Blood. After that, a referendum was held letting the people decide between a democracy or a monarchy in which a monarchy won with 87% of the vote.
Bisgea became the Royal Monarchy of Bisgea on June 20, with Miguel Atienza as King. People rejoiced as Atienza returned to power, who has turned into a sort of living legend within the nation.
Politics and government
Main article: Politics of Bisgea
Bisgea is a federal Constitutional Monarchy led by the King who is head of state. The executive branch is headed by the President, currently Juan Villar, who is head of government and elected at large for a 4-year term. Villar has served as president since 2011.
The Royal Congress is bicameral in nature, comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate is composed of 24 senators, elected at large for 6-year terms with 12 senators elected every 3 years.
The House of Representatives are composed of 200 plus congressmen, each representing a number of the native population, currently one congressman represents 25,000 Bisgeans.
The Supreme Court, headed by the Chief Justice and aided by fourteen associate justices serve for life and are appointed by the President from nominations submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council.
State governments are structured in a similar fashion with slight differences. Faulkner, for example has a tricameral legislature while Antipolo has a unicameral legislature and its judges are directly elected by the people, in contrast to the other states whose judges are appointed by the governor.
Security and Defense
Main article: Armed Forces of Bisgea
The Monarch holds the title of commander-in-chief of the nation's military and appoints the Secretary of Defense while the Joint Chief of Staffs are appointed by the President. The Department of Defense handles the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The National Police is run by the Department of the Interior and Local Government while the Space Force is run by the National Space Agency in peacetime and by the Department of Defense in times of war.
Northern Bisgea has a varied topography. Here lies a broad, flat coastal plain extending from Martilb to Pamcolod City. Further inland are some hills and wide savannas. The Dracolbian Mountain Range forms a sort of line which separates most of the northern part of the nation from the Triad Lakes, which are located in the north-central portion of Bisgea. Southeast Bisgea contains tropical forests and some wetlands. Also located here are the Malonda and Cariolan Valleys which provide plenty of room for plating crops.
Flora and Fauna
Bisgea's rainforests and extensive coastlines makes it an ideal home to a diverse range of birds, plants, animals, and sea creatures. Around 2,000 land species have been discovered in Bisgea including over 400 mammal species and 200 bird species.
There are no native large predators within the archipelago, with the exception of snakes and birds of prey. Within the estimated 11,500 plant species within Bisgea, 4,000 are unique to the islands.
Filipino is spoken mainly in Batarinduque, and other urban regions. Filipino, Bisgean and English are used in government, education, print and broadcast media, and business. The government is slowly trying to educate Bisgea about Bisgean, creating compulsory classes for selected non-speakers.
Foreign languages are also spoken by at least 9% of the population, especially Lithatrian.
Bisgea is a nation with Roman Catholic majorities. Bisgea is separated into different archdioceses, and dioceses. About 97% of Bisgeans identify themselves as Christians, with 90% belonging to the Roman Catholic Church and 7% composing of Protestant denominations, and 3% comprising of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Bisgean Independent Church, Seventh Day Adventist, United Church of Christ, and other Christian religions.
Approximately 2% of Bisgeans are Muslims. There are also a number of minority religious groups such as Buddhists, Bahá'í, Hindus, Sikhs, and animists. Along with other non-Christians, non-Muslims, and those with no religion, they collectively comprise 1% of the population.
The National Statistic Office reports a simple literacy rate of 95.1% and a functional literacy rate of 94.7% for 2008. Literacy for males and females are just about equal. Classes start in June and end in March. The majority of colleges and universities follow a semester calendar from June to October and November to March. There are a number of foreign schools with study programs.
In Bisgea, seven out of ten families own an automobile. Large amounts of goods are transported via the Bisgean Expressway (BisEx), which has no speed limit. This makes the automobile industry important in terms of the economy, being the third largest industry.
Even though private automobiles are popular, the public transportation system has not been neglected. The 300km/h trains of the National Railway Service (NRS) are frequently used by businessmen to visit major cities in a short amount of time.
Bisgea has one of the most sophisticated cellular phone industry in the world, and one of the highest concentration of users. The telecommunications company is dominated by Bisgean Telephone Company (commonly known as BTC) , which is also the largest company in the country. Smarom Communications, Glum Cellular, and Slort Telecom on the other hand, are three of its largest cellular service providers.
There is an estimated 4.4 billion cellular phone users in Bisgea and the ownership rate is still climbing. Text messaging have fostered a culture of quick greetings, and forwarded jokes among Bisgeans. Out of these growing number of avid texters, 4.2 billion of them use their cellular phones as virtual wallets, making Bisgea a leader among developing nations in providing financial transactions over cellular networks.
Radio, television, and internet is used frequently in Bisgea. There are approximately 1,424 AM, and 2,743 FM stations and 1,603 cable TV stations broadcasting throughout Bisgea. Bisgea has over 4 billion Internet users being served by 523 Internet providers.
A high-tech society, Bisgea has a strong economy characterised by a large public sector which has led to a high standard of living for its residents. There are almost no poor citizens, 92% of all Bisgeans live above the poverty line. The remaining 8% is taken care of by the governmental social welfare programs.
Bisgea's economy is reliant on its natural resources, such as iron and oil, and primary industry, although in recent months there has been a shift to tourism. It is noted for strong enviromental laws. Bisgea receives a number of tourists monthly, helping the economy very much.
Bisgea's main industries are arms manufacturing, automobile manufacturing and information technology. Its main agricultural products are meats, grains, fruits and dairy products.
Bisgean culture is a combination of Western and Eastern cultures. Traditional feasts known as fiestas (festivals) to commemorate feast days of patron saints are common. These community celebrations are times for feasting, music, and dancing.
The most visible Hispanic legacies within Bisgea is the prevalence of Spanish names and surnames due to an influx of Spaniards within the early 17th century. Names of most towns, streets, and cities are also Spanish in origin.
Duels in Bisgea are not uncommon and is legal, a way for one to restore his honor. First, one would "hagit" or challenge the offender. The offender would then accept or decline the challenge. Declining is taken as a sign of weakness,and lowers one's honor. If the offender accepts, the two would seek out the nearest "Hurgedo", a member of the Police Force's Dueling Enforcers. The said Hurgedo would act as a judge, declaring the rules of the duel and providing the two parties with the selected choice of weapons, usually bolos, matchetes, and butterfly knives. Others choose to duel unarmed. Duels are either first-blood or submission.