| United Federated States of Edward City (English)|
Estats Federats Units d'Edward City (Catalan)
Flag and seal
"From courage, determination"
(and largest city)
| Port Saint Edward|
|Official languages||English, Catalan|
— Prime Minister
| Federal semipresidential parliamentary republic|
— Declaration of Federation
— 2011 estimate
— 2009 census
463 682 789
457 048 970
| GDP (PPP, 2011)
EMk 9,375 billion ($ 16,422 billion)
EMk 20,218.80 ($ 35,417.28)
| GDP (Nominal, 2011)
EMk 9,375 billion ($ 16,422 billion)
EMk 20,218.80 ($ 35,417.28)
|HDI rating (2011)||0.984 (very high)|
|Currency||Edwardian Mark (ЄM)(EMk)|
| Time zone
— Summer (DST)
| CET (UTC±1)|
The United Federated States of Edward City (UFSEC) (Catalan: Estats Federats Units d'Edward City; Catalan: Estats Federats Units d'Edward City; German: Vereinigte Föderierten Staaten von Edward City), commonly known as Edward City, is a country in the Terra Nostrumian continent of . The United Federated States is a federal republic composed of nine states with Port Saint Edward as its federal capital.
It was established as a republic in 1913, having previously existed in the form of an absolute monarchy. It adopted its current constitution on December 30, 1914 after the Declaration of Federation.
- Main article: History of Edward City
Edwardia was discovered in 1548 by a spanish naval expedition led by catalan admiral Eduard de Cerdanya. The Spaniards remained the only people in Edwardia until 1572, when english sailors founded the coastal city of Port Saint Edward. During the following years, Spain, Great Britain and Austria-Edwardia colonised and annexed territories all over Edwardia. This colonisation took them on a war path and, in 1613, the Edwardian Colonial Wars erupted and confronted Spain, Austria-Edwardia and the Netherlands against Great Britain. For the next 200 years, the colonies remained in a nearly-continuous state of war until the truce that was declared in 1829 between Spain and Great Britain.
Path to Independence
During 1829, several colonies at Edwardia declared independence from their colonial rulers. This was known as the "Edwardian Spring of the nations". From this "revolution", several nations acame to existence, such as the Duchy of Hamburg-am-Mosa, the Republic of the Golden Coast, the Great County of Edvard Staat and the Principate of Monte Salomón, as well as many other smaller nations.
For the next years, these four nations, that were known at the time as the "Edwardian Big Four", went into an expansionist and militaristic path. This led to the Edwardian War of 1842. In 1848, a truce was declared between Edvard Staat and Golden Coast. During the war, both Hamburg-am-Mosa and Monte Salomón had been absorbed by Edvard Staat and Golden Coast respectively. This situation led to an unstable peace as both nations' spheres of influence continued to grow. While Golden Coast expanded to the South, Edvard Staat started to expand north and east. This had to lead to a confrontation in any moment, something which happened in December 1874 when a clash occured in Bologna Ridge between the Edvard Staat and Golden Coast armies. In January next year, Unification Wars started and lasted for 15 years.
Geography and Environment
Edward City is bordered to the north by the Odyssean Ocean and to the east by the Republic of Intel.
Edward City is divided in nine states:
|Cerdanya||Port Saint Edward|
|Northern Edward City||Feridge|
|Southern Edward City||San Jorge|
|Vallès||Sant Jordi del Vallès|
Government and politics
According to the Constitution of Edward City, which was adopted in December 30, 1914, Edward City is a federation and formally a semipresidential republic, with an elected Prime Minister and President that both take part in day-to-day governance of the nation. The President is directly elected by the people while the Prime Minister is elected by the Chamber of Deputies.
This is the actual configuration of the federal government of the UFS:
|Prime Minister||Charles Rhodes|
|Vice Prime Minister||Raymond Hughes|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation||Peter Dilbert|
|Minister for Atlantian Oceanian Affairs||Richard Shaw|
|Minister of Economic Affairs||Joan Pla|
|Minister of Defence and Security||Albert Koch|
|Minister of Federal Affairs||Jurgen Prochter|
|Minister of Agriculture and Fishing||Rachel McBaine|
|Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism||Alejandro Cisneros|
|Minister of Social Affairs and Health||Miranda Sutherland|
|Minister of Housing||Xavier Tries|
|Minister of Public Administrations, Work and Inmigration||Miquel Ramis|
|Minister of Culture, Science and Education|
|Minister of Sports||Charles R. Boscoral|
|Minister of Public Works and Environment|
|Minister of Press and Information|
Foreign Relations and Military
The United Federated States exercises a large economic, political, and military influence. It is a founding member of the United Nations Space Command and Port Saint Edward hosts it's HQ. Many countries have embassies in Port Saint Edward, and many more host consulates around the country. Likewise, many other nations host Edwardian diplomatic missions.
The president holds the title of commander-in-chief of the nation's armed forces and appoints its leaders, the minister of defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Department of Defense administers the armed forces, including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Space Warfare Department. The Coast Guard is run by the Ministry of Federal Affairs in peacetime and the Department of the Navy in time of war. In 2008, the military had nearly 7 million personnel on active duty, along with several hundred thousand each in the Reserves and the National Defense Guard for a total of 10.2 million troops. The Ministry of Defense also employs about 850,000 civilians, disregarding contractors. Military service is voluntary, though conscription may occur in wartime. Edwardian forces can be rapidly deployed by the Air Force's large fleet of transport aircraft and aerial refueling tankers, the Navy's fleet of seven active aircraft carriers, and Marine Expeditionary Units at sea in the Navy's fleets.
Nations that mantain diplomatic relations with Edward City and vice-versa:
- Großdeutsches Reich
- Iglesian Archipelago
- Imperial Aaronia
- Red Blok
- United Ed States
- Van Luxemburg
- Work Damn You Work
The economy of Edward City mainly relies on tourism and construction, with mining and heavy industry taking a small but important part in the economy.
- Main article: Demographics of Edward City
The United Federated States population is projected by the U.F.S. Census Office to be 457 048 970.
Life Expectancy and age
Life expectancy in Edward City is around 83 year for males and 87 year for female, ranking among the highest in the world.
Population in Edward City is distributed within this three major group:
- 18 and under: 27%
- 18-52 years: 43%
- 52 or older: 30%
Culture and Society
Edward City has a very diverse culture with social traits that have been present in the society of the country for millennia.
The most spoken language in Edward City is english, being the mother tongue of the 35% of the population, followed closely by Catalan (33%). The other 32% of the population speaks several other languages (German, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi and Japanese).
Edward City is a largely atheistic country. The majority of the population (83%), consider themselves atheistic . The remaining 17% believes in God with the major religion being Catholicism (7%), followed by Pastafarism (5%) and Protestantism (1,1%).
Population in Edward City is distributed within this religious beliefs:
- Atheist: 83%
- Christianism: 9%
- Catholicism: 7%
- Protestant: 1.1%
- Russian Orthodox: 0.5%
- Greek Orthodox: 0.4%
- Pastafarism: 5%
- Other religions: 3%
Although the high number of atheist citizens, the country is a meeting centre for several religions and beliefs with more than 6.000 religious centers for more than 150 religions and is where the holy Pastafarian city, Monesvolican City, is located..
|January 1||New Year's Day||Arguably the largest celebration of the year.|
|February 23||Armed Forces Day||Formation of the Edward City Army, is a free day.|
|April 12||Astronautics Day|
|May 1||International Labor Day||Celebrated on May 1.|
|December 26||Independence Day||Is the anniversary of the foundation of Edward City.|
|December 30||Constitution Day||Aniversary of the ratification of the 1914 Constitution.|
| The United Federated States of
|Main article: Edward City|
|People: Arnold Forrest (POTUFS), Charles Rhodes (PM)|
|History: Timeline of Edward City, History of Edward City|
|Military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space|
|National Symbols: Flag, Seal, Anthem, Constitution, Currency|
|Cities and Towns: Port Saint Edward, Hamburg-am-Mosa, Incator, Raccoon City, Solleria|
|States: Port St. Edward SAA, Amberes, Boldinia, Kuma, Northern Edward City, Romelia, Southern Edward City, Visinia|
|TLDs: .usec (Inactive) / .edc (Active)|
|Television and Newspapers: Edward City Broadcasting Corporation, World News Group, Edward City News Channel, Edward Herald, Raccoon City Times|
|Federal Government Agencies: Edwardian Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Intelligence Agency, Edward City Space Agency|