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Morivaine Republic
République morivaine
Flag Seal
Motto: Liberté, Unité, Dignité
(Liberty, Unity, Dignity)
Anthem: 
Le Chant du Départ
"Song of the Departure"
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Location of Morieux in Maredoratica.
CapitalSaint-Lô
Official languages French
Recognised regional languages Arabic
Demonym Morivaine
Government Unitary constitutional republic
 •  First Citizen Monique Duclerc
Legislature National Convention
Formation
 •  Morivi Kingdoms 342 
 •  Kingdom of Morieux May 1240 
 •  First Republic 13 May 1727 
 •  Second Republic 15 January 1872 
 •  Current constitution 23 August 1943 
Area
 •  Total 969,100 km2
374,172 sq mi
Population
 •  2015 estimate 176,796,420
 •  Density 177/km2
458/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
 •  Total $5.925 trillion
 •  Per capita $33,517
HDI .830
very high
Currency Écu ()
Internet TLD .mx

Morieux, officially the Morivaine Republic (French: République morivaine) is a unitary parliamentary republic on the continent of Alisna in Western Maredoratica with several overseas islands located in the Eastern Maredoratica Sea. Metropolitan Morieux extends from the Massif Sud in the south across the Saint-Guérin Channel to the Chère and Mayenne River Valleys in the north, and from the Èvre River in the east to the Yonne River in the west. It is the x largest country in Maredoratic at X km². It is bordered by Styria to the north, Berry to the east, and Jungastia to the south.

During antiquity, what is today Morieux was inhabited by the Morivi people. The Morivi established a series of city-states across the present day metropole. Some ruins suggest that early Morivi tribes also settled along the coastline of Sétif. By 342 AD, the various collections of city-states had come together to form several different fiefdoms. The Parisii, Morini, and Gergovian kingdoms were the most well known and powerful kingdoms. In 1240, these disparate group of nations were unified under Philippe Aurélien of Anjou, who proclaimed the creation of the Kingdom of Morieux. Under the Kingdom of Morieux, a new sense of national and cultural identity. The monarchy continued to rule until the Morivaine Revolution in 1727, which oversaw the abolition of the monarchy in favor of the First Morivaine Republic.

Over the past 500 years, Morieux has been a major power with strong cultural, economic, military and political influence in Alisna and around the world. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Morieux colonised great parts of Alqosia, Leucia, and Wilassia; during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Morieux built the largest colonial empire of the time, including large portions of Wilassia and various island chains. Today, Morieux remains a major economic, military, political, and cultural power. It is an extensively developed country with the region's largest economy by GDP and has the 11th highest GDPPC in the region. Morivaine citizens enjoy a high standard of living with extensive civil rights and a well developed welfare system.

History

Morivi settlement

The oldest traces of humanity in what is now Morieux date back nearly two million years. Large numbers of cave paintings indicate that prior to the rise of Morivi civilization, humans in Morieux lived a primarily nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Numerous historical sites have shown that, over time, hunter-gatherer groups began to settle into heavily fortified settlements after finding the southern areas of what is now the Morivaine metropole to be conducive to sustainable human development. The earliest known fortified settlements date back to the 22nd Century BC.

The abandonment of nomadic lifestyle resulted in both demographic and agricultural advancement. Additionally, metallurgy was slowly developed by the newly settled tribes as they developed the need for advanced tools and weaponry. These settlements gradually developed into what is now referred to as Belgaean civilization. Very few specifics about Belgaean civilization have survived, however, it appears that Belgaean settlements engaged in both sea and land trade with nearby settlements, some groups travelling all around the Morivaine metropole.

A Belgaean Fresco of a Belgaean port city

Belgaean civilization was slowly displaced by the arrival of proto-Morivi people from the regions north of modern Morieux, who had not yet adopted the sedentary lifestyle. It appears as though the different populations coexisted with each other rather peacefully, as proto-Morivi people began to adopt much of the Belgaean culture. It was not until the collapse of Belgaean civilization during the 10th Century BC, thought to have been caused by significant plagues, that society and culture began to transition toward what is known today as Morivi culture.

The proto-Morivi society that developed out of the collapse of Belgaean civilization was headed by a warrior aristocracy that adopted many of the war-like tribal features of the original proto-Morivi groups. Many different warrior-kingdoms were established upon the ruins of Belgaean civilization as the proto-Morivi continued to settle into the old Belgaean fortified towns after the 10th Century BC. Despite building upon the collapsed Belgaean civilization the proto-Morivi period between the 10th and 4th Centuries BC saw a marked decline in population and literacy.

This period of stagnation was ended by the establishment of Ausci Republic in 374 BC. After a period of significant economic downturn brought on by the many wars and mismanagement of King Bolgios the Horrid, the mercantile classes, led by several aristocratic families, overthrew the monarchy and established the first Morivi city-state republic. The aristocracies in many other Morivi cities were quick to avoid a similar fate and gradually devolved power to the populous. By the 3rd Century BC, most Morivi cities operated in the form of oligarchies and direct democracies. The last proto-Morivi kingdom, the Kingdom of Massallia, fell to the Ausci Republic in 290 BC during the X war, ushering in the rise of the Ausci Empire.

Morivi Kingdoms

Kingdom of Morieux

Republican Era

First Republic

September Uprising

Second Republic

Great Maredoratic War

Post-War Second Republic

First Intifada

Third Republic

Malouines War

Second Intifada

Post-Intifada

Twenty-First Century

Geography

Climate

Landscapes and climates of Morieux
The mountains of the Perdix Massif west of Saint-Lô 
Two summer houses in the Loire River Delta near Saint-Nazaire 
Small village on the coast near Sétif. 
Alpine climate along the Mayenne River in Northern Morieux 
Cliffs on the eastern coast of southern Morieux near Roche 
Rolling green hills of the northern Sétif
 
Semi-Arid climate of the Sétif interior. 
Rocky interior of the Aube Mountains. 

Administrative Divisions

Politics

Morieux is a unitary parliamentary republic with strong democratic traditions. The constitution of the Third Republic was approved by referendum on 23 August 1943. The Third Republic has seen the position of First Citizen, the prime minister, greatly strengthened in relation to parliament. Elections must be held every six years, though special elections can be called for and held at any time after a vote of no confidence has passed by the National Convention. Currently the First Citizen is Monique Duclerc, Morieux's first female executive. The First Citizen heads the Committee for Public Safety, which is comprised of fourteen other delegates of the National Convention. These delegates head several of the most important ministries of government, such as the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of War, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Other members of the Committee for Public Safety are the heads of the Committee for State Security and the Committee for Economic Security. These fifteen members of the National Convention are charged with acting as the decision making and executive body of the Morivaine government.

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The Hôtel du Assemblée, home of the National Convention

The Morivaine parliament is a unicameral legislature called the National Convention. The National Convention's deputies represent local constituencies and are elected by direct universal suffrage with a two-round system by constituency, for a six-year mandate, subject to dissolution. The constituencies each have approximately 192,000 inhabitants. The Convention has the power to dismiss the Committee for Public Safety, and thus the majority in the Convention determines the choice of government. However, the executive has a high amount of influence in setting the agenda for the National Convention.

Morivaine politics are characterised by two politically opposed groupings: one left-wing, centered around the Mouvement solidaire, and the other right-leaning, centered around the Parti Révolutionnaire. The executive branch is currently composed of members from both the Parti Révolutionnaire and Mouvement solidaire which formed a coalition government following a closely contested election between the coalition members and the rising right/far right bloc composed of the Bloc libéral démocrate and Ralliement national. Historically, the Parti has dominated the National Convention and Committee for Public Safety throughout the Third Republic.

Foreign Policy and Military

Morieux exercises economic, political, and military influence over all of Maredoratica. Morieux is a member of the Organisation francophone de la Marédoratique, the Maredoratic League, and formerly a member of the Jesselton Pact. Morieux enjoys a close relationship with Rochehaut, Côte d'Or, and Berry due to strong cultural ties and shared colonial histories. In recent years, the Morivaine Republic has tried to develop and foster special relationships with other liberal states in Maredoratica, namely Borgosesia, Galla, and Sondstead, in addition to its long standing alignment with the Republic of Varnia. Almost all countries have embassies in Saint-Lô, and many have consulates around the country. Likewise, nearly all nations host Morivaine diplomatic missions. Following the 1932 Papal Schism and the Moselle Summit, the Morivaine city of Sévérac hosts the Sévéracois Catholic Church and Holy See.

Morivaine carrier off the Aurélien Islands.

The Armed Forces of the Republic are comprised of the National Guard, Marine republicaine, and the Air National Gaurd and is charged with the defense of Morivaine territory, interests, and allies in Maredoratica. The First Citizen appoints the Minister of War, confirmed by the National Convention, who then oversees the Office of the Combined Staffs. The Office of the Combined Staffs directly controls all of the armed forces. Morivaine citizens become eligible for military service at the age of 18 and all Morivaine citizens serve a compulsory two years in a branch of their choice after finishing high school or following graduation from university. At age forty-five, one is not longer eligible to serve in the Armed Forces except in a non-combat command position. After 2 years of compulsory service, one is not obligated to continue service in the military though many join reserve units known as the Garde republicaine.

Economy

Morieux has a capitalist mixed economy, which is fueled by abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity. The Morivaine GDP of $5.66 trillion constitutes X% of the gross world product at purchasing power parity (PPP). The country ranks x in the world in nominal GDP per capita and x in GDP per capita. Morieux is also known for one of the leading Maredoratic stock exchanges, the Moselle Stock Exchange, which is one of the largest stock exchanges in the region. A banking sector has developed around the financial infrastructure of the country. Morieux's main trading partners include Galla, Questers, and Rochehaut, as well as Sondstead and Ruccola. The Morivaine Écu is widely used in Maredoratica, particularly in Côte d'Or and Rochehaut.

Overall, the technological development and advancement is centered around cities in northern departments of Morieux, while the southern departments of Morieux are more agriculturally focused. Many of the southern departments of the Republic remain primarily focused on agriculture and related fields, though several of the states have a sizable amount of technological development due to their move toward self-sustainability stemming from the remote nature from the departments to mainland Morieux.

There is a sizable rich-poor divide due to the historic oppression of the Berber residents in southern Morieux. While Berber residents enjoy the same rights as ethnic Morivaines, many Berbers end up in lower paying jobs due the demand for cheap labor, specifically for positions that many ethnic Morivaine refuse to do, such as menial labor and many elements of the service industry. In spite of this, there are a number of highly successful Berber-owned small and large businesses. Much of the technology oriented businesses are owned and employed almost entirely by ethnic Morivaines, though recent education initiatives are attempting to help Berber children reach higher levels of education thanks to government funding.

Energy

Oil has formed the backbone for the Morivaine energy industry in the past. In spite of the history of reliance on oil production, much of the energy industry in Morivaine has turned to partnering companies in Rochehaut and Van Luxemburg and have begun the construction of many nuclear reactors across the country. Several companies have begun to reach out to foreign firms to offer their guidance and expertise on how to go about creating and running nuclear facilities. Currently, about three-fourths of Morivaine energy is provided by nuclear power plants with the remaining difference being composed of oil and other fossil fuel sources.

Nuclear power station in Morieux.

Due to the popularity of domestic and Luxemburger vehicles in Morieux, such as Oron Moteurs and VLT Automotive N.V., Morivaine fuel stations provide both standard gasoline and ethanol mixes. Clean fuels have begun to become the focus of several leading companies in Morieux, though they lag behind the regional leaders in the field. Several pieces of legislation presented by the National Convention have attempted to force car companies in the Morivaine market to become more fuel efficient and spur on clean fuel development, however no law has yet been passed.

The country's location on and below the Tropic of Cancer has led to solar power being looked into to replace a significant portion of energy created through using fossil fuels and to take strain off the nuclear reactors. Several large solar power stations have sprung up in northern Morieux, specifically near Féy and Oron. The use of solar power is also becoming popular amongst private citizens who wish to remain off the power grid and be self sustaining in terms of energy. In some cases, this self-sustainability stems from the lack of electrical infrastructure in the southern, more remote places of the Sétif departments. The Aurélien Islands have the highest per capita usage of private solar power in the entire country due to their remote location. As with ethanol, solar power is also being looked into to provide a possible answer for powering the vehicles of Morivaine.

Tourism

Tourism plays large role in the economy of Morieux with many people coming across the region to visit attractions in Morieux. Much of the tourism is related to the geographical and climate of the country which enjoys a diverse range of different settings. The beaches and southern rain forests are the main draw for tourists in Maredoratica. While only the wealthy can enjoy the beaches of Morivaine Riviera, the comparatively low economic standing of the Sétif departments allows for cheaper prices and lower expenses for people looking to enjoy a vacation in Morieux. Popular beach front cities include Moselle, Sétif, Lorraine, Sévérac, and Rivière-Orange.

The popular beachfront near Lorraine.

The Sétif departments also enjoy a fair amount of tourism also related to landmarks and different geographical experiences such as the vast southern rain forests and the Massif Sud. This sort of tourism accounts for a large amount of the Morivaine tourism industry. Other forms of tourism include the historical battlefield tourism centered around the battlefields of the Morivaine-Berber Wars and the First Intifada both in mainland Morieux and the Sétif departments. Several of the more important battlefields in Morieux have been preserved for posterity and draw in a large amount of educational and casual tourists.

Agriculture

Morieux is home to a major agricultural industry and is one of the largest net exporters of food in Maredoratica. There are roughly 1.2 million farms in Morieux, comprising 40% of total land at 97 million acres. Roughly a% of the population is employed in the agricultural industry and total agricultural output accounted for 1.9% of GDP in 2014. It is the z largest exporter of agricultural goods in Maredoratica. Morivaine agriculture has been greatly influenced by the widespread Morivaine colonization of Alqosia and Wilissa, transplanting many different species and crops back to the Metropole and Setif over the years.

Wheat field outside La Prairie.

The Setif Departments are a major producer of wheat, dairy, and beef products, thanks to the wide expanse of arable prairie land that characterizes much of the area. Because of the importance of these products in the local economy, the Setif Departments have become home to major agricultural research organizations over the past half century. Additionally, various departments of Morieux, specifically Laurentide and Zinaire, are well known producers of wine that has been exported across Maredoratica. Farms can still be found in the Departments of the Metropole in Northern Morieux, though the production of products in those areas has significantly declined in the recent past due to the continued urban and suburban development of the northern Morivaine cities.

Demographics

Ethnicity in Morieux
Ethnicity Percent
Moriviane
  
71%
Berber
  
13%
Maronites
  
9%
Others
  
7%
With an estimated population of 171.4 million people, Morieux is the fourth most populous country in Maredoratica. As of 2010, it is estimated that 38.2 million foreign-born immigrants and their direct descendants (born in Morieux) lived in Morieux representing 18% of the country's population. More than 16 million are of Leucian origin and about 13 million of Alisna and Wilassia origin. Immigrants aged 18–50 count for 8.7 millions (10% of population aged 18–50) and 16 millions for all ages (8% of population). Moriviane people are the largest racial group with 71%; Berber people comprise the largest minority group in Morivaine at 13%, and Maronites comprising 9% of the population. Aquileian indians, and other immigrant ethnicities making up the rest.

Morieux accepts about 400,000 legal immigrants each year and is one of the leading asylum destinations in Maredoratica with an estimated 110,000 applications in 2007. Free movement is allowed between the French speaking portions of Aquileia and southern Morivaine, however tighter border controls are enforced along the non-French speaking portions of Aquileia, in addition to the border with Santheres. The largest cities in Morieux, in terms of metropolitan area population, are Saint-Lô (13,853,936), Sétif (12,093,624), Sévérac (5,403,570), Cap-Métis (2,276,443), and Moselle (2,103,768).


Religion

Religions in Morieux
religion percent
Sévéracois Catholicism
  
67%
Islam
  
14%
Maronite
  
9%
No religion
  
7%
Others
  
3%
Most Morivaines who identify themselves as religious identify themselves as Christian. The Catholic Holy See in Sévérac is most popular denomination in Morieux. A minority of protestants can be found in the northeast. A vocal minority of practicing Muslims exists in the extreme southern portions of Morieux. In total, 67% of Morivaine identify themselves as Catholic, 9% identify as Maronite Christians, 14% as Muslim, 7% atheist, 3% other. While a secular state, Catholicism has been the predominant religion in Morieux for more than a millennium, though it is not as actively practiced today as it once was. While 81% of Morivaine declare themselves Catholics, only 27% of Catholics go to Mass once a week or more. Morivaine religious policy is based on the concept of laïcité, a strict separation of Church and State under which public life is kept completely secular. Morivaine has been historically regarded as one of the most important regions for the Catholic Church, particularly after the Holy See relocated to Sévérac in 1932.

Languages

French is the dominate language of Morieux and the official language of the government. The government does not regulate the choice of language in publications by individuals but the use of French is required by law in commercial and workplace communications. In addition to mandating the use of French in the territory of the Republic, the Morivaine government tries to promote French in the Maredoratic League and globally through institutions such as the Francophone Organisation.

From the 17th century to the mid-20th century, French served as one of the pre-eminent international languages of diplomacy and international affairs as well as a lingua franca among the educated classes of Maredoratica. The dominant position of French language in international affairs has remained unchallenged in recent years. As a result of Morieux's extensive colonial ambitions between the 17th and 20th centuries, French was introduced to many different regions in Maredoratica and is one of the most studied foreign languages in Maredoratica.

Crime and law enforcement

Law enforcement in Morieux is generally handled by municipal and departmental agencies. Only when cases involve international parties or crimes that cross department boundaries does the Some Gendarmee, a subordinate special division of the Ministry of State Security, get involved in the investigation. The court system of Morieux exists in a unified structure where the High Court of Morieux is not separated from the rest of the court system as is the case with constitutional courts of other countries.

Morieux does not recognize religious law, nor does it recognize religious beliefs or morality as a motivation for the enactment of prohibitions. As a consequence, Morieux has long had neither blasphemy laws nor sodomy laws. However, "offenses against public decency" or disturbing public order have been used to repress public expressions of homosexuality or street prostitution. Morieux uses a civil legal system; that is, law arises primarily from written statutes; judges are not to make law, but merely to interpret it (though the amount of judicial interpretation in certain areas makes it equivalent to case law). Basic principles of the rule of law were laid out in previous Royal law codes before the creation of the First Republic.

Culture

Literature

Morivaine literature can trace its roots to the dramatic and philosophic writings of the early Morivi kingdoms and city states of antiquity. Writers such as Clodio of Auscia and Ricchar of Venetii are two of the most well known Morivaine dramatists, pioneering the development of tragedy in Morivi literature through works like Chilperic and The Seven Cities. Morivi entertainment was primarily focused around the popular plays of Clodio and Ricchar, which remained popular well into the Modern age. Similarly, Dagobert of Pictone is well known as the father of Moriviane philosophy, leaving many treatises on matters from ethics and morality to political rights and justice such as On Citizenship and Justice. Students of these pioneers would continue to spread the dramatic writing and philosophic discourse across what is today the Morivaine metropole.

Literature in the Morivi kingdoms, and eventually the Kingdom of Morieux in the Middle Ages, moved away from the politically charged nature of the dramas and rhetorical essays of the ancient city state republics, fearing the threat to these newly centralized states, and instead focused on many fables and epic poems that focused upon the heroic efforts of noblemen and warriors like the Song of Pepin. These works often proved popular with the Morivaine nobility and thus garnered significant patronage throughout the royal era. Comedic plays also became quite popular amongst the educated elite during the royal era, such as "Frightened by Noise by Dandin.

At the dawn of the Republic in the 18th Century, Morivaine literature returned to the subjects that had defined the classical era and began to make its importance felt across Maredoratica. The works of Jacques Labé and René de Saint-Matthieu returned political philosophy to the forefront of Morivaine literature with works primarily focused on the glories of the republican city states and the duties of those entrusted with power. Works like The Republic and On Statesmanship heavily influenced the Morivaine Revolution and the First Republic. Writers of the immediate post-Revolution period also took up the challenge of collecting and disseminating philosophical and scientific work to the wider population. The work of many of these authors was collected and routinely updated in the Encyclopédie and became widely influential in continuing improvement of education in Morieux.

In the 19th Century, many Morivaine writers turned to a number of different of literature genres. The short stories of X are most notable in their popularity both upon their publication and today. Writers such as Henri de Volney, Charles-Marie Séjour, and Louis Philippe Féval also published a wide variety of renown fiction, such as The Brothers Molinere and The Adventures of Jean Dubos. However, by the end of the 19th Century, Morivaine writers had again turned to their political heritage and began to challenge the societal structure of the First Republic. Writings such as Philippe Sorel's Work, Labour, and Capitalism in Morieux became extremely influential in the development of the Second Republic and the political atmosphere of the time.

Sports

Football is one of the predominate sports in Morivaine, with nearly every major city having it's own team and arena, with many cities having multiple teams. The sport is immensely popular and routinely draws sell out crowds. The Morivaine National Team plays exhibitions with other Maredoratic states and in the Maredoratic Football Association's Maredoratic Cup. This is routinely thought of as a way to ease tensions through out the region.

Morivaine fans cheering on the Rouges.

The Ligue 1, which was founded by the newly established Morivaine Football Association in 1904, is one of the more famous and competitive leagues in Maredoratica, drawing players from across the region to play for teams in Morieux. In many respects the league is compared to that of the Rochehautese Football League in terms of popularity and competitiveness. The popularity of the league and it's accompanying infrastructure of stadiums were pivotal in Morieux hosing the 2012 Maredoratic Cup.

Cuisine

Morivaine cuisine is renowned for being one of the finest in Maredoratica. Morivaine cuisine has exerted a major influence on other regional cuisines, particularly in Maredoratic countries that share a common history with Morieux. According to the regions, traditional recipes are different, the North of the country prefers to use butter as the preferred fat for cooking, whereas olive oil is more commonly used in the South. Moreover, each region of Morieux has iconic traditional specialities: Fougasse in the north, Coq au vin in Sétif, Confit de canard in Orange-Maredoratique, Tarte flambée in Allier, and so on. Morieux's most renowned products are wines, including Ardenne, Laurentide, Zinaire, and Curcy-sur-Sauer as well as a large variety of different cheeses, such as Charentes, Hautefort and Oron.

A traditional meal often is comprised of three courses, an introductory course, a main course, and a desert course. Common appertizers include a onion soup, seafood bisques, or foie gras, while main courses include dishes such as tourtières, pâté chinois, caçolet, or Bœuf bourguignon. Though these are traditional Morivi dishes, in the southern departments it is not uncommon to find Berber foods substituted for traditional cuisine. Popular Berber dishes include chickpea soup, couscous and vegetables, or merguez.

Pot-au-Feu, a traditional beef dish in Morieux.

Morivaine cuisine is also regarded as a key element of the quality of life and the attractiveness of Morieux. Notable Morivaine chefs during the 17th Century are credited with moving toward fewer spices and more liberal usage of herbs and creamy ingredients and beginning the modern era of cuisine. Morivaine restaurants have become one of the more popular restaurants across Maredoratica.