Nomadic Peoples of Damanucus
|Motto: "Ad astra per aspera"|
|Anthem: "Damanucus, Our Nation Proud"
|Region||New Warsaw Pact|
|Currency||Damanucan lira (
The Nomadic Peoples of Damanucus is a democratic nation of fierce patriots who like nothing more than an election (which the government offers to them in spades). Much of the nation is forest, which is home to the national animal, the chameleon.
The areas that are dedicated to cities contain aesthetically pleasing stores and attractions, although, due to the people's nomadic nature, houses are an endangered species; wealthy members of the population, who are frowned upon by both the government and the remaining populace, can usually be noticed coming and leaving these houses, because their material wealth allows them to buy several houses for occupation at different points in the year. The remaining members of the population move around with anything from a simple swag to a mobile home. While development is ever continuing, there is the occasional stop in order to discover much of Damanucus' past.
National crime is unknown because of movable government laws and an ever-present police force.
- Main article: Linard Skyre#Visiting the United Nations
The Nomadic Peoples of Damanucus began as an unsettled island under the protection of the South Pacific Alliance. It gained independance after its inaugural leader, Linard Skyre, inspired by a visit to the United Nations, called a vote for the independance of the nation; this vote result in an unanimous decision for its independance, crowning Linard its emporer, and assigning Horgen Dush as its UN representative.
Isolation and return
In 2009, Opposition Leader Dent Demesc approached the Damanucus parliament, proposing that Skyre's leadership of the country was akin to a communist rule; provided as "evidence" was his promotion of a seemingly free market, and the sliding tax scale which saw richer peoples being taxed higher amounts. He and his party, the Damanucan Liberals, tabled a governmental reform, which saw the position of emporer replaced with president (essentially making the country a republic) voted in by the sitting parliament, and put it to a public referendum. Demesc's reform took the public vote; political commentators pointed out that it was most likely due to the Liberal's nigh-continuous promotion of the new government structure. Linard Skyre was removed from office through parliamentary vote, and replaced by Demesc, who took on the title of President.
Within a few short months, it became apparent that there was more to Demesc's reforms than he had originally provided. The position of President, it was quickly realised, was merely a thin veil over the title of Emporer, and nomadism, which was considered the staple of the country, was deemed illegal. The tax scale was reversed, so that wealthier members of the population paid less tax in comparison to the poorer members.
In August of 2010, a government official acted as whistleblower, and provided the Nomadic Enquirer with information on Demesc's actions: he had deliberately withheld parts of his reform from parliament and even his own party; he had paid sorters to misrepresent the referendum results; and he had blackmailed members of Skyre's party to remove him from office. Moreover, he had isolated the country from the rest of the world, and exiled Skyre, WA Representative Horgen Dush, and the more vocal supporters of Skyre to Isla de la Santa, a small island off the southern coast. These revelations caused an underground movement to remove Demesc from his position of power, and return Skyre as Emporer. Among the members of the underground movement were disillusioned parliamentarians from both parties, and residents of Isla de la Santa, including the exiled. The movement campaigned for nearly a year, culminating in a parliamentary coup which saw the removal of Demesc. In July of 2011, Skyre was returned to his position of power, the balance of power restored, and the reforms which had been enacted by Demesc were redacted. In addition, the Damanucus Independent Commission Against Parliamentary Corruption and Malfeasance (DICAPCAM) was established to prevent such actions in the future.
Outside of space exploration and chemistry, Damanucus have gained some notoriety for cloning the feather-bellied chameleon, which had been long since considered extinct.
The peoples of Damanucus
The population of Damanucus are nomadic in nature; accomodation can vary from a mere rolled sleeping bag or swag, to a caravan or mobile home (research has proven that some of these movable homes are, in fact, propelled by humans); housing, which occurs few and far between, are built by the wealthy, who are treated with suspicion by the lower population and the government (so much so that the tax rate is usually higher for the wealthy than for others by at least 10%). On the odd occasion, Damanucans have been known to take accomodation in hotels and hospices, which, due to their low rates and allowance for non-booking, have gained popularity amongst some, especially younger, Damnucans.
Since they do not hold a fixed address, in order to track where a person is, Damanucans regsiter a Province of Occupation at birth. Should a Damanucan decide to move to another province, a small Change of Province card needs to be filled and posted to the government, simply to keep the records updated for voting and census.
The Damanucan Workforce are usually employed among several locations, and, in the case of a small few, several jobs; this allows for freedom of movement around the province without the risk of losing work. Advertisements for positions vacant are usually employed between several cities, although, in the case of Architecture, Archaeology, Building, and (occasionally) Policing, being able to remain in the one place for anything between a few days to a couple of months is an advantage.
Damanucans enjoy an election, which is offered by the government on a very regular basis. Because paliamentarians are similarly nomadic, their social-mindedness tends to be evident.
Government is split into two levels: National, and Provincial.
Provincial Governments are, along with addressing provincial-level issues and complaints, usually charged with making sure Damanucan law is carried out in that region. It is also usually the level at which complaints and issues are raised (although protests are usually done at National level).
The National Government makes many of the nationwide debate, many of which spark media attention, which must immediately be brought before this level of government.
Notable Provinces and Cities
- (as accessed 00:25, 9 October 2011 (PDT))
|GDP (Official):||$35,160 billion|
|GDP Per Capita (Official):||$6,522|
|Income Tax Rate:||98%|
|Government Income (% of GDP):||100%|
|Private Consumption:||$35,160 billion|
|Government Budget:||$36,248 billion|
|Administration (0%):||$0 billion|
|Welfare (13%):||$4,571 billion|
|Healthcare (8%):||$2,813 billion|
|Education (26%):||$9,142 billion|
|Religion and Spirituality (0%):||$0 billion|
|Defence (0%):||$0 billion|
|Law and Order (11%):||$3,868 billion|
|Commerce (1%):||$352 billion|
|Public Transport (10%):||$3,516 billion|
|Environment (15%):||$5,274 billion|
|Social Equality (17%):||$5,977 billion|
|Government Waste (3%):||$1,087 billion|
|Government Category:||Democratic Socialists|
|Civil Rights:||Very Good|
|Political Freedoms:||Very Good|
|World Assembly Status:||WA Member|
|Exchange Rate:||1 damanucan lira = $0.55|
|GDP Per Capita (Estimated):||$10,357|
|Black Market (Estimated):||37.03%|
|Black Market Product:||$20,674 billion|
Black Market Breakdown
|Recovered Product:||$2,206 billion|
|Population Growth Rate:||0.11%|
|Nation Age:||3 Years|
- Linard Skyre, nation's founder and inaugural emporer.
|Cities and regions||Grandall Province||Triolin · Frebenere|
|Isla de la Santa||Marcon|
|Leaders||Linard Skyre · Dent Demesc · Passenly Barr-Dayg|
|Organisations and companies||Government||Damanucus Trade Organisation · Damanucus Independent Commission Against Parliamentary Corruption and Malfeasance|
|Private||Nomadic Enquirer · Sun over Damanucus · Television Damanucus|
|World Assembly representation||Representatives||Horgen Dush · Stephanie Orman|
|Resolutions||GAR#186: Medical Provisions in Blockades|
|Other articles||Damanucan lira · Terrible Gang|
|Nations of the New Warsaw Pact|
|Nations: | Aezakmi | Altaggannah | Atheist Libertarians | Australien | Damanucus | Haralkia | Igomen Vudorii | Lower Hesse | Nullarni | Speculine | The Shinnian Islands | The Tempest of Taubate | Triuvia | Wonderchicken |||
|NEW WARSAW PACT Projects|
|| Joint Defence Acquisitions |||
|NWP Arbiter's Court Cases|
|| Australien v Nullarni | New Warsaw Pact v The Shinnian Islands ||