The Kiaser Colonies
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|Motto: This is the Modern Way|
|National Anthem: 1000 Islands, One Nation|
|Official Language(s)||English and German|
|Population||2.552 billion (2011)|
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The Republic of The Kiaser Colonies is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Andrew White with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 2.552 billion hold their civil and political rights very dear, are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whoever they like in elections; although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
It is difficult to tell where the government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Equality, Social Welfare, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highroyds. The average income tax rate is 87%, and even higher for the wealthy.
Elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, the arms industry is strictly regulated, Rock Wallabys are considered a delicacy, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Colony Dollars each year, same-sex marriages are increasingly common, and children are raised bilingual from an early age. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Kiaser Colonies's national animal is the Rock Wallaby and its currency is the Colony Dollar.
The Kiaser Colonies was founded in 1754 when explorers from Nova Cambria, led by Captain Carl Watson (1715-1809), arrived on the main land in Watson's Bay. They began their voyage in the coastal city of Victoria. Watson was given 3 ships, the Mercurial, the Pioneer and the Stallion. He had 90 crew members on board each of the ships. They set sail on the 23rd of January 1751. 8 months after leaving Victoria, they stopped in the modern day city of Palm Coast in Sarrbia on the 17th of September, to gather fresh supplies. They stayed for a week trading for goods before they left. Although another stop is mentioned in the logbook, it is not documented where it was. Most experts believe it was around modern day Narissa in the Whirl Islands. Watson then mentions in his logbook that he planned next to stop in Maymount in Upper Timonium. Unfortunately they were caught in a storm near Maymount in May 1752. This meant they had to sail for over a year without getting fresh food. During this time 95 members of crew died. On the 1st of February 1753, the remaining 175 crew arrived in the town of Lunas in Pasarga. They stayed for a month trading, buying food and resting. During the month Watson heard tales of an island nearby that had not been explored much. Watson met a man called Gabríel Pérez who he asked to lead them to the island. On the 2nd of March the 3 ships set sail for the island. They were once again caught in a storm on the southern coast. While the Pioneer and the Mercurial both made it safely to land, the Stallion was pushed onto rocks and wrecked. 20 men died as a result of the wreck as many were either stuck below deck or could not swim. The wood was retrieved and used to build a fort and 70 men were left there and were told by Watson that they would be taken on board the other ships once they returned. The fort still stands today and is only a couple minutes from the city of New Sydney. The island is known as New Sydney too. 9 months later Watson and his crew landed in Watson's Bay on the 3rd of January 1754. Here they were greeted by a group of natives. These sailors worked with the natives and helped build important facilities and features such as running water. Together they explored the other islands setting up settlements along the way with other tribes. From 1754 onwards they made many trips back and forth between Nova Cambria, bringing settlers to live in The Kiaser Colonies. In 1799 the Capital of Highroyds was founded on the mainland. The area was selected because of the large river and the large number of people. Kilbarrrack in the northen islands was also established. In 1806 some of the sailors descendants discovered Tomato Island and found that there was no human life on the island. There was also an abundance of tomato's growing there. They founded the town of Dimard and began to sell the tomato's which made the town quite wealthy during the time. In 1809 Carl Watson died aged 94.
In 1836 the settlers people began to become greedy and started to force the natives off their land and taking their goods. The natives began to defend their villages and plot against the explorers. After many months the natives began gathering fighters from many towns and villages. They also managed to raid the explorers store houses undetected and acquired a number of fire arms. On January 31st 1837(the day before the festival of the Undead Rock Wallaby as it's known today) a group of what is thought to have been 300,000 native warriors led by Chief Nakatumo attacked the capital Highroyds and drove the explorers forces led by Colonel Richard Dickinson into what is now Nakatumo Park. The natives eventually broke into the park and killed all the explorers but suffered huge losses including the death of Chief Nakatumo and several other key leaders. After this the natives marched on the city hall and demanded the return of their land. The officials agreed and a new age of harmony began. This was the biggest war in the history of the nation
In 1886 the first governmental election was held in the nation. The only parties that ran were the Democrats and The Labour party. The Democrats easily secured the majority, 83% to 17% (as the labour party was in favour of slavery at the time) and Howard Johnson was the first leader. The leader was named The Kaiser Chief as it was for tribe leaders for the natives.
In the early 1920's and 30's the government began to put millions of Colony Dollars into building the nations cities. In 1933 the first international airport opened out side of Highroyds. This generated a new source of income for the islands through the tourism industry. The government also started insureance companies and banks while still funding and encouraging people to start up new buisnesses. Things really got going in the 1960's when the nations car industry had a significant boom. The nation is now looking for ways to make more environmentaly friendly cars. Other industries had smaller booms all the way up to 2006 when the nation ran into serious economic trouble. Luckily the nation was kept alive by tourism long enough to survive.
The Kiaser Colonies is an archipelago consisting of 1000 islands. It is mainly flat with very few mountains mainly on the northernmost islands and along the southern boarder of the mainland. The tallest mountain is Mount Penrith (3012m) located near Kilbarrack on Big Top Island. The main rock type is sandstone. Most rivers are at the mature stage and are beginning to meander. Ox bow lakes are a common sight along most rivers. The Kiaser Colonies has a warm temperate oceanic climate. The temperature can be as high as 30'C in summer and as low as 13'C in winter. The average yearly temperature is 25'C-28'C. Rainfall is highest in winter with 250mm falling a month and lowest in summer with as much as 30mm a month. The soil is mainly sandy and is not great for arable farming but fertile brown earth soils can be found on hills and northern, cooler islands.
Main Cities (Ordered by most populated)
♦ New Leeds
♦ Watson's Bay
The Kiaser Colonies is world renowned for its large sport playing community. Over 90% of the population plays at least 1 sport. The most popular sport is rugby with 33% of the population currently playing. Football (soccer) is also popular with 17% of the population playing it. Badminton, athletics, swimming and hurling have become increasingly popular since the last Olympics. Sports such as cricket and polo are becoming more unpopular with citizens losing interest in them and moving to other sports.
Rugby is the most played sport in The Kiaser Colonies. It was first brought to the country in the mid 1800's. Settlers often played games amongst each other for recreation. Soon they began teaching the game to natives and began playing matches against local tribe teams. In 1877 the first proper club was founded named North Highroyds Rugby Football Club. 3 other clubs soon followed called Dimard Rugby, Watson's Bay R.F.C and Kaiserville R.F.C. These 4 clubs were the main clubs in the nation and played tests against each other. Rugby was brought into schools in 1888 and in many cases was compulsory for the first 2 years of school. The same year, the first national side was selected from the top players from the 4 main clubs. On the 1st of December that year, they played a match against a visiting Nova Cambria side on the North Highroyds R.F.C grounds. Since then rugby has continued to grow and now there are thousands of local clubs and 12 main clubs that compete in the KI@SERFONE A-League. The first 4 main clubs still exist but Kaiserville R.F.C is now known as The Rock Wallabies.
The Kiaser Colonies national side competed at the 17th Rugby Union World Cup in Swartaz. This was the first time the nation entered into the world cup and began as an unranked side. After topping the pool the they then advanced to the quarter-finals but were knocked out by Colmark by only 6 points. They are currently ranked 11th in the world.
The national sevens team participated in the first Rugby Sevens World Cup in Western Cuba. They played well in the pool and qualified for the round of 16 where they beat Mytannion 35-12. They were then beaten 41-7 by Kulverint in the quarter-final.