The Malboryan Republic


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    IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

    Full Name: Malboryan Republic (Republika Malborya)
    Conventional Name: Malborya
    Motto: Neva ser je me, çe mindeano reterna kasa. (Malboryan: Clouds above me, showing the way back home.)
    Abbreviation: MB, MBO, MBA
    Denonym: Malboryan (noun & adjective)
    National Anthem: Viva Malborya (Malboryan: Long Live Malborya)
    Official Languages: Malboryan
    Capital City: Malbory

    Nationality:

    • 81,2% Malborya born citizens
    • 11,4% Malborya overseas citizens
    • 7,4% Foreign nationals

    Ethnicity:

    • 92,2% Malboryan (34,1% Central Eastern, 26,9% Southern, 13% Central Western, 8,9% Inko-Malboryan, 7,1% Northern)
    • 7,8% Other (77% Inquistan, 10% Red Croat, 9% Marrakech, 4% Nicoleizian)

    Religion:

    • 22,8% Catholicism
    • 20,9% Protestant
    • 5% Inquistan Orthodoxy
    • 0,8% Klokism
    • 0,1% other
    • 40.4% non-religious (44% agnostic, 41% atheism, 8% theism, 7% other unaffiliated)

    Government Type: Secular parliamental democracy
    Head of Government: Prime Minister Mr Lacu Eusebiu
    Parliament: Parlamenta

    Judiciary:
    Courta Supremo (Malboryan: Supreme Court)
    Courta Constita (Malboryan: Constitutional Court)

    Currency: Malboryan nil
    Banknotes: 5 nil, 10 nil, 20 nil, 50 nil, 100 nil, 200 nil
    Coins: 25 nek, 50 nek, 1 nil
    100 nek = 1 nil

    Drives on the: right
    Internet domain(s): .com, .mb, .co.mb, gov.mb, org.mb
    Timezone: GMT+3

    Population: 25,085,000
    71,4% urban, 29,6% rural

    Suffrage and Adulthood: 21 years of age

    National Animal: Fennec fox


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    Flag of the Malboryan Republic - Emerging Light

    The flag consists of The Helping Hand, with 9 sunrays around it, representing the 9 castles which the first Malboryan state was founded around.
    Only 7 of these castles are known. These castles are: Avantgarde Castle (Malbory), Bouve Castle (Malbory), Vola Castle (Malbory), Castle of St. Carten (Malbory), Royal Castle (Acelany), Deva Castle (Acelany), Castle of Trees (Kaeton)

    Emblem of the Malboryan Republic - The Helping Hand

    The stars represent the Malboryan ground, separated into four by various rivers. 8-pointed star in the middle represents the rivers, whereas the four 5-pointed stars around it represent the ground. The hand symbolizes Mother Anna, a symbolic icon in Malboryan Catholicism. The shield behind all symbols represents a Malboryan's wish for protection and safety for their own country. The colour scheme, yellow and black, has been often associated with the Malboryan culture, though some historians say that it is a symbol of Inquistan influence on the country.


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    Political Parties of The Malboryan Republic

    Before joining the European Union in 2010, Malborya was a two-party state where the parliament only had two parties; Malborya First Party and Alternative for Malborya. After the 2009 protests, the government gave permission to other parties to participate in all elections.

    Malborya First Party (1985 - present) - Centre-right, Catholic, ruling party since 2008, popular among middle class workers and apolitical people.

    Alternative for Malborya (1989 - present) - Centre-left, non-religious. Claims that if any decision made by a human does not affect nor interfere with other's lives, it must be defended.

    Workers Party (1997 - present) - Created as an activist group in 1997 under the name of "The One-Eyed Eagle". In 2011, the group was disbanded to create Workers Party. This party supports extensive rights to the working class. Popular among the youth who think Alternative for Malborya is not enough for them.

    Party for Our Mother (2007 - present) - Far-right, Catholic, extremist, anti-EU. Controversial for repeated xenophobic statements against Protestants and Inko-Malboryans. Semi-popular among the country folk. Created in 2007 as an organization. Became a party in 2010.

    Party of The Truth (2011 - present) - Centre-right, Protestant. Created in response to Party for Our Mother. Usually supports Alternative for Malborya's policies and decisions.

    The Party of Klokism (2017 - present) - No certain political views. Supports anyone who speaks positive about the religion of Klokism.

    Green Party (2015 - present) - Left, non-religious. Popular among the youth. Supports reducing the significance of agriculture and mining industries to preserve the nature.


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    Malbory - Capital City of The Malboryan Republic

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    Ever since Malborya became a united country around the 14th century, Malbory has been the capital city ever since. It was created by Melba and Borva tribes around the 9th century. The city was called "Melkaborvia" until the 14th century when Queen Maevicus took over, eventually re-naming it "Malbory" and creating the first unified Malboryan state shortly after. Since then, Malbory has kept its significance as a capital city in Malborya.

    Due to holding the current Malboryan parliament, making up about 30% of the GDP and having 1/3 of the Malboryan population, Malbory has a nickname: The Heart of Malborya. It is that city which every Malboryan wants to visit, live or maybe work. It's incredibly diverse and not uncommon to see Inquistans and Red Croats working peacefully, or Nicoleizians selling the goods from Saint Pierre, in the famous bazaar of Malbory. The city has been influenced by countries and tribes all over. You can see an Inquistan Orthodox church in one street, a Red Croatian castle in another. In Malbory, there are many palaces from different dynasties that used to rule Malborya, waiting for visitors from everywhere to come over and visit!

    Malbory is one of the hotspots when it comes to education, as it holds one of the oldest universities in all of Malborya, University of Malbory, as well as the largest library in all of Malborya, The Great Library of Malborya. Most sources say that in Malbory, over 60% of the women and 50% of the men have at least one university degree. Malboryens love classic music. Throughout the year, there are many orchestras taking place in arenas like Mother Anna Music Hall. However, the most memorable one would be Orcefest, where various orchestras all around Europe play in Malbory to impress the Malboryen and improve their creativity. Throughout history, Malbory gave us memorable composers like Oçelle, Verdine, Clarina van Vertogen and many, many more.

    Flag of Malbory
    The upper purple half represents the Melba tribe, whereas the lower fuschia half represents the Borva tribe.
    The white stripe cutting through both of them represents the river separating Malbory into two: East and West.
    The yellow star on the upper left corner represents the road to a brighter future.


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    Acelany - The City of Tranquility

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    Formerly called Aqualin until Third Malboryan Republic, the city of Acelany is one of the most colourful and young cities in Malborya. It's relaxed and green atmosphere is what the young adults need, to stay away from stress and anxiety as much as possible. Founded by the Northern Duke, Carl Vernetti and his friends in the 11th century, Acelany was a small republic, earning money from mostly agriculture. This continued until the 15th century when King Sezaeticus bought the city from Acelaniers and added it to Malboryan state borders. It is not common to find middle-aged adults around here. They all move to other cities to find better jobs, meanwhile Acelany keeps its population of 500 thousand, mostly either old, retired people or young people at education, all there for one thing: Peace. And maybe... some EuroVoice, hosted by good old Emilie Marie Louise.

    Acelaniers have a reputation of being nice to mostly everyone! It's not hard to pick one and have a small chat. It will make their day. Don't go too deep, though, as Acelaniers also keep a lot of details about their life a secret, some of which most Malboryans would not mind sharing. It is also said that they also make the greatest beer in Malborya, which they like doing, as they have around 150 breweries all around the city. Acelaniers take their trees very seriously, so if you're going to cut a tree there, you must have really good reasoning.

    Flag of Acelany
    The dark green background represents nature.
    The white stripe in the middle represents the humans and the way they drew to live on. It also represents Acelany itself.


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    Rupestry - The Industrial City with Quite the Dark Past

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    Rupestry is quite the oddball when it comes to Malboryan cities. While other cities have glorious castles from the Middle Ages, Rupestry has TEXTILE FACTORIES. Loads of them, scattered around the metro area, creating jobs for almost everyone even to this day. It is said that almost every Rupestrian has worked at a factory, at some point in their lives.

    After the wind of the Industrial Revolution came to Malborya from Inquista around the 1900s, former prime minister Baltze Chejten wanted to make sure that he had the lead when it came to industrialization. He wanted some competition to Malbory, which was overflowing with jobless and poor people at that time. So he and his administration searched for land that was easily accessible from Malbory and had the potential to create jobs. They eventually settled and started building Rupestre. The city was mostly completed in 1942, with a population of fifty thousand, all there to work on various textile factories opened in the city.

    The city experienced another boom after the military dictatorship took over Malborya in 1945. During this period, Dreva Centreo, the infamous Malboryan dictator that ruled for over 30 years, had promoted the city as a place where everyone can be employed, and how a Malboryan city should've been. He also blocked people from coming into cities like Acelany and Malbory and redirected most of them here.

    As time went on, Rupestry diversified its economy to create more service and tourism jobs. But it is far from your average Malboryan city. Its interesting past has been the subject of many novels, stories and songs. There are more prisons in Rupestry than there are prisons in Malbory, Acelany and Kaeton combined, most of which were built during the dictatorship times. It's really interesting to see how 1,5 million people now living in Rupestry move on to the future and make something better out of themselves.

    Flag of Rupestry
    The design represents two founding fathers of the city, the red background being Chejten and the golden saltire being Centreo. This design is quite controversial, as some Rupestrians think that Centreo was a brutal dictator and he must not be represented in their flag. Others think that Centreo is the reason why Rupestry is relevant today, and that's why he is represented on the flag.
    It is also said that the colours represent Lutheranism, the majority religion in the city.


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    Elduvy - The Snowy Town With Quite The Mystery

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    Located in the northernmost point of Malborya, as well as a two-hour ride from Acelany, Elduvy is home to 450,000 people and it is one of the tourist hotspots in the country. Famous with its snowy mountains and ski slopes, it is said that Elduvy has amazing air quality and spectacular sights to see.

    The city's starting points are a little bit murky- some historians point to the 10th century, where they say that a group of Vayinaodic people came from the north and settled in the Malboryan Alps. However, some other historians argue that the Vayinaodic settlement was temporary and it wasn't until the 12th century when the Gaulois settled in the area.

    It is said that the name of the city, Elduvy, comes from the word delvorco, which means devil in Old Malboryan. It is said that the city is named this way because Malboryans saw the foreigners as a threat, or in this case, the devil.

    Most of the old remnants of the city are destroyed. This is because of the city being conquered by the Malboryans in the 16th century, where they destroyed 85% of the buildings. The city was eventually rebuilt by the Inquistans during the dark days period as a place to stay for high profile Inquistan politicians without the threat of getting assassinated by the Malboryan rebels, as well as other Inquistans as a haven in Malborya. As a result, the city was kept hidden from the maps up until the 1870s when the First Malboryan Republic was formed, revealing the secret city.

    Elduvy is often advertised as "a snowy blessing" and a "must-see in the Republic". This started in the 1900s and continues to this day. Every winter, Elduvy welcomes tens of thousands of tourists to its mountains, capped with soft, but also thick snow. Elduvians are welcoming to tourists, but not so much to other Elduvians. A common joke about Elduvy goes like this: What does an Elduvian person hate the most? Elduvians. Don't worry about it too much, they'll do their best to hide this anger towards you, the gullible tourist.

    Flag of Elduvy
    The blue background represents the sky and the future.
    The white stripes represent peace and snowy weather of Elduvy.
    The golden stripe represents hope and dreams of Elduvians.


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    Klocke-Yoyl - The Epicenter of Klokism

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    Unlike other cities in Malborya, Klocke-Yoyl (or Klocke in short) has a fairly recent history. The roots of the city only goes back to 1700s, when it was only a mountainous village holding a thousand people. That is until Valz Klocker came in with around 2500 people, creating the religion of Klokism in 1835.

    The religion of Klokism is a religion based around the teachings of Valz Klocker and his wife, Louve Klocker. It's adherents, named Klokists, believe that Klocke is the sole creator of the universe and because of this, other gods around them have punished Klocke severely for doing so. Klokists believe that Klocke has disappeared since then, and when the Senzedag (Malboryan: The Judgement Day) comes, Klocke will rise from the ground, saving all the believers from eternal suffering. You can see many Klokism-influenced buildings, painted in sky blue with a blue analog clock to represent the god of Klocke.

    Today, the city remains relatively isolated in the southern mountains, home to only about 100,000 people. Malboryans outside of Klocke say that Klockers have the most unintelligible accent of Malboryan, and some even say they can understand Old Malboryan more than a Klocker accent!

    Unlike Elduvy, which makes a ton of profit off their tourism sector, Klocke actually limits the amount of foreign tourists it takes, taking only 1000 tourists per year. You can bypass this limit by proving you're Klokist, though. The city is the capital of the Klocke-Yoyl Special Province, which means Klocke has more autonomy than other Malboryan cities. The province issues a special visa for people entering for other reasons. The government officials are exempt from any restrictions, however.

    Flag of Klocke-Yoyl
    The sky blue colour is associated with Klokism.
    The white band on the middle represents the Klokists and the light Klocke will use to protect the believers of Klokism on Senzedag.


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