Derecta - Factbook
Derectan Regions and Provinces
Here is a list of all the Derectan regions and provinces, complete with their corresponding maps:
Derecta's capital is situated in this region, as well as the nation's government. The region is also known as "The Diamond Land", as most of the country's financial sector is based here. It is also a booming industrial region.
Scheria's main industry is tourism. Practically all of the visitors that spend their holidays in Derecta come to its wonderful beaches and stunning mountains. It is also one of the cultural hubs of the nation, counting with more than 300 historical tribes, each with their own peculiar traditions.
San Marcos' main industry was coal mining, but since extraction permits were harder to obtain due to tougher restrictions, the region has become the country's largest sustainable and renewable energy producer. San Marcos' fields are swarmed with windmills, its rivers gather several hydroelectric powerplants and a growing R&D industry has been developing over the past few years.
Williamsborough & Kingston
Derecta's twin jewels, these rural regions are completely covered by ancient forests and constitute the country's largest natural reserves. Their universities are regarded as some of the country's finest, and the regions' main industries are book publishing and bio-food production.
Kingston (top half)
Williamsborough (bottom half)
Labrada is the country's biggest farming hub. Over 70% of Derecta's agricultural production comes from its fields. Labrada has also experienced an unprecedented population growth over the past decade, mostly due to the region's calm lifestyle.
Derecta's smallest region has nothing to lose against its sisters. Filled with mountain resorts, artificial beaches, massive hotel complexes and many recreational centers, New England is where Derectans go and spend their holidays, far away from their daily routines.
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This is a simplified diagram of the Derectan government functioning:
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This is a list of the 10 most visited cities in Derecta
Dikaíoma is the capital of Derecta. It is a cosmopolitan, vibrant city, offering endless possibilities to those who decide to come and live here.
Even though it is quite busy and noisy, Dikaíoma is full of history, counting with Ancient Greek temples, Spanish catholic cathedrals and 1600 English Renaissance theaters.
If you want to live in a big, sunny and modern city, come live in Dikaíoma!
Marina is the capital of Scheria region. Smaller than Dikaíoma, it is the center of all Derectan tourism, as many Europeans gather at its beaches during summertime.
Its small, narrow streets remind of those typically found in Mediterranean cultures, as its gastronomy.
Marina is definitely a choice to take into consideration if you're planning to visit Derecta.
Iasium is the capital of New England region. Being a small town, the Iasiumites enjoy the pleasures of living surrounded by mountains and vegetation.
Derectans usually choose this town as their holiday destination, but Europeans have too started to visit this astonishing piece of Derecta.
It is almost as if you went back in time when you visit Iasium!
Olyria is the capital of Labrada region. It is really the only urban nucleus in the region, as all the other towns are quite small. Nevertheless, Olyria was once a booming city, back in the 19th century, when the agricultural revolution started in Labrada. This is why we can find some amazing buildings of the time in every street.
Olyria is your best choice if you like the countryside and historical cities!
Abikon is the capital of Kingston region. It holds the Abikon Institute of Technology, the nation's most important polytechnic university. It is also a very "young" city, as the average age of it's citizens is at 35. Abikon was designated "Derectan Cultural Capital" in 2016.
If you plan on visiting the Western Regions, don't miss Abikon!
Syricus is the capital of San Marcos region. Many hi-tech corporations have decided to establish their HQs in Syricus due to the region's industrial growth, and technology has taken over a once calm lifestyle, but the essence of how Syricusians used to live before the industrial boom still remains.
Syricus can be your next opportunity if you're seeking to develop your business!
Dexia is the capital of Williamsborough region. Filled with private collections' museums, it is the second city in terms of artwork per capita after Dikaíoma. Dexia was the biggest city in the Western Regions, but since rural exodus in the 1950's, it has experienced a population decrease.
If you like art and want to start your own small collection, Dexia is the best place to start with!
Port Scheria is the second biggest city inScheria. Its beautiful beaches are often compared to those in Marina, but, in terms of archaeological findings, Port Scheria is the clear winner.
When ruled by the Greeks, during the Ancient Times, the Scheria were the rulers of what today constitutes most of the Derectan territory and they chose to establish their capital in the Port Scheria area. Still today, many amateur archaeologists find ancient vases when the walk at Mount Medor.
Port Scheria is one of the few true Greek heritage cities in Derecta. Come and visit it!
Laodacia is a city in San Marcos. It is the country's leading fashion hub, every major European brand has its own exclusive boutique in the 18th of February Avenue.
Each year, the Arcadia Bank - Laodacia Fashion Week is celebrated, and many famous Derectan designers, like Agatha Meadows, started right there.
If you are an It-girl or boy, you mustn't miss this occasion!
Olympaseia is a city in Kingston. It is quite small, but its Spanish-style palaces and churches are one of the few remnants of Hispanic domination art in Derecta.
Olympaseia is famous for being the first place in Derecta that printed a book, which is still displayed in its local History museum.
If you like spending some calm holidays away from the noise of big cities and the heat in beaches, your best choice is Olympaseia!
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The Derectan Parliament
Parliament in Derecta is composed by two Houses. The Upper House: Congress, which is constituted by 150 Congressmen and women, 3 per province, and the Lower House: the Senate, which is composed by 450 Senators: 95 from Dytikós, 80 from Scheria, 70 from San Marcos, Williamsborough and Kingston both have 60 Senators each, 50 from Labrada and 35 from New England.
The Speaker of the Senate is called the "High Consul", in Congress, the equivalent is the "Pro-Consul"
The High Consul is advised by the Praetors, one per political party with representation in the Senate. Pro-Praetors advise the Speaker in Congress.
The Senate Building
High Consul Anna Schuttenbach
The Derectan Senate is the place where new legislations are voted and approved. Matters like the quality of life of the Derectan populace, the thriving of the economy, the latest events occurred in Dikaíoma and the concerns of each region are discussed in the "Great Basilicam".
Senators who have detained a post in the Basilicam for four legislatures in a row are granted the title of "Aeternum Senator", a bust is made in their honor and is displayed in the "Cubiculum Honorem". Most Prime Ministers are also granted this privilege, without even being elected Senator in four occasions.
Pro-Consul Enrique de Buenaventura
The Derectan Congress is where laws passed in the Senate are given the approval by its members. The debates celebrated in the "Domus Provinciarum" are usually focused on regional-based issues.
Congressmen and women are elected to represent their provinces, which means they're always looking to benefit their own circumscription and interest. This has lead to some very heated discussions over the past few years.
Congress also holds the Governor Annual Meeting, where the seven region leaders meet with the prime minister to discuss about the Derectan situation.
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Elections in Derecta
General elections are celebrated in Derecta every four years (or when the Parliament requests so) to choose Derecta's next national politicians. Congressmen/women and Senators are elected through universal suffrage. Then, the procedures to choose the Senate's High Consul and Congress' Proconsul begin. When they are elected, Senators have to choose the next Prime Minister of Derecta. A candidate must receive an absolute majority of votes from the Lower house in order to be appointed to office. If he/she doesn't obtain the absolute majority of votes, a second session is held 48h after the first one. Then, the candidate must only receive a simple majority of votes.
Voting in Derecta is completely computerised. Voters go to their electoral college and vote thanks to a database of bio-metric (fingerprint) recognition systems that render physical documents unnecessary, ensure the absence of voting-fraud and help with statistics. Votes always remain secret, and no-one has no way of knowing who votes for what. When voting in a circumscription ends, all the data stored at the voting stations is downloaded into a special encrypted hard-drive and sent to the National Electoral College, in Dikaíoma, where it is all put together. Then, results are published.
Hacking the elections is virtually impossible, as, even though votes are cast through computers, they are not connected to any network and are specially protected with an insulation made with a special material that blocks any waves, signals or jammings.
During these elections, Senators are elected depending on the number of votes their party receives regionally. There are 95 chairs from Dytikós, 80 from Scheria, 70 from San Marcos, 60 from Williamsborough, 60 from Kingston, 50 from Labrada and 35 from New England. > 450 chairs in the Senate.
Congressmen/women are elected depending on the number of votes their party receives in each province. there are three chairs/province > 150 chairs in Congress.