Encompassing the entirety of Cork, Straylight Run has come to symbolize what it is to be a free market. National laws forbid taxation via traditional means and leave little to no involvement from the government in any way other than law enforcement and national protection. Though among the richest nations in Africa Straylight Run is not highly regarded by the international community in terms of politics as the nation tends to be very isolated.

 

Formerly, headed by a dual president system, the coup lead by David Sloan took the reigns in January of 2006. Since that time Straylight Run has had little to do with the international community.

I. Basic Information

STRAYLIGHT RUN (STR)

II. Vital Statistics

Sub-Region: North

 

Provinces (1):  Cork

 

Population: 73,456,000

 

Gross Domestic Product: 

$1,877.590 bn

 

III. Government

Country Name

             Conventional Long Form:  The Free Market of Straylight Run

             Long Local Form: The Free Market of Straylight Run

             Local Short Form: Straylight Run

 

Country Motto: Fred Durst Must Die!

 

Government Type: Democratic Free State

 

Independence: After Paciff collapse

 

National Holiday: Formerly 12/23 – Corey’s Day and 07/16 – Corey’s Day; Now 1/1, Freedom day

 

Legal System: Common Law

 

Suffrage: All persons aged 19 and older that are natural citizens of Straylight Run.

Major Political Parties:

Free Party and Militia Party

 

Political Pressure Groups: Anti-Free Enterprise Excesses Group

 

Legislature:

Congress

15 seats. No set term limits. Individual provinces can elect at any time.

 

Last Election Date: Cork Province, January 2, 2006

 

Last Election Results:   Cork Province – Militia Party gained seat

 

Next Election Date: N/A

Text Box: VI. Judiciary Text Box: Members of the Supreme Court:  15

Process through which Justices Come to Power:  Appointed by Leader
Text Box: V. Legislative Branch
Text Box: VII. Foreign Policy
Text Box: International Organization Participation:
	African Union  

Territorial Disputes:  North Sea Oil Rigs with Akhtendum

VIII. Economy

Owing to its free market ideals Straylites have given up many benefits that other nations enjoy such as free schooling and free health care. However, Straylites are the richest collection of individuals in Africa. That individual wealth certainly helps to stem the blow of cost of living life. The nation benefits from the free market system in other ways, for example the black market is virtually non-existent and as crime has fallen to record lows in Africa.

GDP Growth Rate: 10%

 

GDP Per Sector:

             Agriculture: 10%

             Industry: 25%

             Services: 65%  

 

Unemployment Rate:

             Urban: 1.5%

             Rural: 2.25%

 

Percentage of Population Below the Poverty Line: 8%

             Urban: 1%

             Rural: 12%

 

Inflation: 2%

 

Electricity Production by Source:

             Fossil Fuels: 95%

             Hydro: 5%

             Nuclear: N/A
             Other:
N/A

 

Nuclear Energy Capabilities: N/A

 

Currency Name: Yeheyuan

 

Current External Debt: N/A

 

Current Creditor States: N/A

 

Head of State: Leader David Sloan

 

Head of Government: Leader David Sloan (Militia Party)

 

Cabinet:

Because of its odd structure Straylight Run has only two advisors, the other areas are contracted on individual basis to 3rd parties.

 

Advisor of Military Necessity – Richard Corbin

Advisor of Internal Security – Carl Clarke

 

Method of Election/Term Length:  No set term nor term limits. Congress determines elections six (6) months prior to occurrence.

 

 

Date of Last Election/Results: January 14, 2006; Corey Haim elected via international community

 

Date of Next Election: Unknown

 

 

 

IV. Executive Branch

IX. Infrastructure

Ports and Harbors (13): Hound Point, Immingham, Milford Haven, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Sullom Voe, Teesport, Cork, Dublin, New Ross, Shannon Foynes, Waterford

 

 

Airports with Paved Runways: 349

 

Major International Airports:

London: Heathrow and Gatwick; Dublin: Dublin International; Cork: Coreys’ International Gateway

X. Social Indicators

Life Expectancy at Birth

             Male: 78

             Female: 79

 

Total Fertility Rate: 1.9

 

Nationality

             Noun: Straylite(s)

             Adjective: Straylite(s)

 

Ethnic Groups:  Straylite 80%, Borisgradian 12%, Other 8%

 

Religions: Ares Worship 67%, Anglican 20%, Other 13%

Languages:

             English – Official; Russian 10%

 

Literacy (definition — age 15 and older can read and write):                     Total Population: 50%

             Male: 50%

             Female: 50%

 

HIV/AIDS

Adult Prevalence Rate: 5%

People Living with HIV/AIDS: N/A

Deaths in the Past Year: N/A

 

Major Infectious Diseases/Risk:  Heart diseases, Cancer, and Respiratory Ailments

XI. Military

Military Branches: Army, Air Force, Navy, Inter Guard, Corey Guard

 

Military Service:  Compulsory, Minimum age for service is 16.

 

Manpower avail. for military service:

             15,000,000

 

Military Expenditures per Year: $36,900 billion dollars

 

Military Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 50%

 

Weapons of Mass Destruction:

             Nuclear: None

             Chemical: None

             Biological: None

XII. Transnational Disputes

Territorial Disputes: #177, Murmansk, with Borisgrad

 

Non-Territorial Disputes: North Sea Oil Rigs with Akhtendum

Updated:  August 1, 2007

AU Member

Annual Surplus (Exports)

Current National Demand (Imports)

Straylight Run

Oil

 

1,800

Uranium

 

Machinery

46,850

Gas (Natural)

 

22,240

Gold

 

Vehicles

2,485

Petro Products

 

 

Diamonds

 

Man. Goods

384,900

Medicine

 

48,380

Minerals

167,130

Consumer Goods

1,654

Perfume

 

185,630

Textiles

27,530

Tobacco

15,960

Chemicals

 

2,130

Foodstuffs

19,260

Wine

20,720

Livestock

 

3,330

Cotton

 

Vanilla

(& Other Spices)

 

Coffee

 

 

Timber

71,900

Sugar

 

Tea

 

 

Flowers

760

Fish

 

Cocoa

 

 

 

Services:

Tourism

19,630

Oil

 

8,210

Uranium

 

Machinery

13,810

Gas (Natural)

 

 

Gold

1,640

Vehicles

970

Petro Products

 

 

Diamonds

190

Man. Goods

915,000

Medicine

 

 

Minerals

43,370

Consumer Goods

3,960

Perfume

 

 

Textiles

3,720

Tobacco

 

Chemicals

 

304

Foodstuffs

49,650

Wine

149,754

Livestock

 

2,800

Cotton

249,500

Vanilla

(& Other Spices)

 

Coffee

 

 

Timber

 

Sugar

85,520

Tea

 

65,660

Flowers

 

Fish

 

Cocoa

 

 

 

Services:

Tourism