The history of Einland began with the establishment of an English colony near what is now present-day Eindhaven (Amsterdam), in the 13th century, intending to use it as a springboard for a possible invasion of Denmark. This never materialized, although the city’s strategic location was used to threaten the Danes on several occasions. It was also important in that it furthered England’s control of the channel, and established an English-speaking population on the continent. Eventually, English control spread to cover all the Low Countries, although this control would weaken as England’s hold on France gradually dissolved over the course of the Hundred Years’ War.

 

Einland remained largely quiescent under English rule, largely due to the success of

the religious balancing act performed by the Tudor monarchs, and no widespread

programs of persecution were pursued against either the protestant majority or the

catholic minority (though the latter was viewed with suspicion). However, by the

early 1700’s the Enlightenment swept through Einland with a vengeance. Using the

distraction provided by the American Revolution, in 1776 Einland successfully declared

independence from Britain, with French support, declaring a parliamentary republic

similar to the American model. Unfortunately, this first republic would be short-lived,

as Einland was quickly conquered by Napoleon. Eindhaven fell on November 16,

1795. Following the defeat of Napoleon, Einland would remain incorporated into France,

as its liberal ways were viewed as a threat by the Congress of Vienna, and the restoration of its independence was not viewed as an option. Rioting and public sentiment against French rule eventually declined as the liberalization of the regime progressed, culminating with the adoption of the Mulgarian Constitution in 1870.

 

The Einish accepted this arrangement peacefully until 2006. With the outbreak of the Papal Insurrection, and the ensuing failure of the Mulgarian government to quell it, Public Sentiment began to turn against the Paris government. This escalated following the recognition of the Pope’s control over Luxembourg, which was seen by many as a tacit approval of the Papist theocracy. Feeling threatened by the Papist advance north and abandoned by Paris, then Governor Cheryl DeGrey was left with no alternative but to declare independence and put down the papists in Belgium.  This was achieved with the help of Bjarnesfjordan and Germany, with the victory over the Papal States in July 2006, following a brutal military campaign that left much of Belgium and the Southern Netherlands in ruins. Several southern cities were renamed as they were rebuilt, and reconstruction continues to this day as the nation tries to heal the scars of its traumatic struggle for independence.

I. Basic Information

EINLAND (EIN)

II. Vital Statistics

Sub-Region: North

 

Provinces (3): Netherlands, Charleroi, Brussels

 

Population: 26,770,000

 

Gross Domestic Product: 

$759.6  billion

 

 

III. Government

Country Name

             Conventional Long Form:  The Republic of Einland

 

             Long Local Form: The Republic of Einland, Republique Einais

 

             Local Short Form: Einland

 

Country Motto: Unity, Liberty, Equality

 

Government Type: Federal Republic

 

Independence: July 6, 2006, Declared independence from Mulgaria/Papal States following the outbreak of the Catholic Insurrection in mid-2006

 

National Holiday: July 6 (Independence Day)

 

Legal System: Common Law

 

Suffrage: 18 years of age for all citizens, unless mentally handicapped

Method of Election/Term Length:  President is

elected by popular vote for a 5-year term with a

two-term limit.

 

Date of Last Election/Results: N/A

 

Date of Next Election: October 15, 2006

Major Political Parties:

             New Democratic Party  (Center-Liberal) 

             Renewal Party (Liberal)

             Unionist Party (Center-Conservative)                  

             Labor Party (Socialist)   

             Revanchist Party (Conservative)

 

Political Pressure Groups:

             Forward Together,

             Teamster’s Union,

             National Resources Defense Council

 

Legislature: Unicameral — Senate

             300 seats

             4-year terms

 

Last Election Date: N/A

 

Last Election Results:   N/A

 

Next Election Date: October 15, 2006

VI. Judiciary Branch

Members of the Supreme Court: Seven

 

Process through which Justices Come to Power: 6 Justices are chosen by presidential appointment and serve until retirement or death. The Chief Justice is chosen by popular, nonpartisan election and serves a 10-year term.

V. Legislative Branch

VII. Foreign Policy

International Organization Participation:

N/A

 

Territorial Disputes:  Claim to Luxembourg (province 38)

VIII. Economy

Einland is home to one of the largest and most powerful economies in Africa. Most financial transactions in the region pass through banks based in either Eindhaven or Brussels, Aarlen is the center of the European diamond trade, and the nation lay at the heart of the global trade network.  Overall, the Einish economy is concentrated in three main sectors: Industries such as Iron and Steel production,  plastics, and manufactured goods are largely centered in Belgium, traditionally the center of heavy manufacturing. International trade and transport, including a lucrative diamond trade, is centered on the coastal ports of Eindhaven, Torosen, and Vessehaven, which are some of the largest ports in the world. Finally, a highly mechanized agricultural sector employs only 7% of the Einish workforce while creating large surpluses of various foodstuffs for export, and is spread throughout the fertile inland areas. Recently, the rising price of natural gas has made the sale of that resource much more lucrative, and its importance to the economy is increasing, with Einland sitting on one of the largest gas deposits in the region.

 

 

GDP Growth Rate: 4%

 

GDP Per Sector:

             Agriculture: 8.1%

             Industry: 54.7%

             Services: 37.2%           

 

Unemployment Rate:

             Urban: 2.1%

             Rural: 3.7%

 

Percentage of Population Below the Poverty Line: N/A

             Urban: N/A

             Rural: N/A

 

Inflation: 3.3%

 

Electricity Production by Source:

             Fossil Fuels: 55%

             Hydro: 40%

             Nuclear: none

             Other: 5% (Wind)

 

Nuclear Energy Capabilities: None

 

Currency Name: Pon

 

Current External Debt: N/A

 

Current Creditor States: N/A

 

Head of State: President Cheryl DeGrey

 

Head of Government: President Cheryl DeGrey (New Democrats)

 

Cabinet (In order of Succession):

Chairman of the Senate

Secretary of State

Attorney General

Secretary of Defense

Secretary of the Treasury

Secretary of Agriculture

Secretary of Commerce

Secretary of Labor

Secretary of Transportation

Secretary of Health

Secretary of Education

IV. Executive Branch

Annual Surplus (Exports)

Current National Demand (Imports)

IX. Infrastructure

Ports and Harbors (5): Eindhaven,     Liege, Torosen, Vessehaven, Aarlen

 

Airports with Paved Runways: 47

 

Major International Airports (4):

Eindhaven Schiphol Airport              (Eindhaven – EIN)

Torosen International Airport

             (Torosen – TRN)

Welschap Airport (Aarlen – ALN)

Zaventam Airport (Brussels – BRS)

X. Social Indicators

Life Expectancy at Birth

             Male: 77

             Female: 80

 

Total Fertility Rate: 1.5

 

Nationality

             Noun: Einishman

             Adjective: Einish

 

Ethnic Groups: Caucasian 67%,              African 17%,  Hispanic 9%, Arabic 4%, Other 3%

 

Religions: Protestant Christian 47%, Roman Catholic 32%,  Jewish 9%,  Muslim 5%,   Misc 7%

 

Languages: English (Official) 49%  Dutch 44%  French 65%  German 12% Flemish 29%

Note: Successive English/French language policies have led to a great deal of overlap in Language use. Thus a significant portion of the population is bilingual, or even trilingual, for any combination of the above languages, with the exception of German, spoken by a minority along the German border.

 

Literacy (definition — age 15 and older can read and write):    

             Total Population: 93%

             Male: 92%

             Female: 94%

 

 

XI. Military

Military Branches:

Army – Einish Republican Army (ERA),

Navy – Einish Republican Navy (ERN)

Air Force – Einish Republican Air Force (ERAF)

Marine Corps – Einish Republican Guard (ERG)

Coast Guard

 

Military Service:  Not compulsory; minimum age for service is 18 years

 

Manpower avail. for military service: 19,542,100

 

Military Expenditures per Year: $24.307 billion

 

 

XII. Transnational Disputes

Territorial Disputes: Luxembourg (Province 38) Claimed by Einland and Papal States

 

Non-Territorial Disputes: None

 

Updated: 

July 30, 2006

The Honorable

President Cheryl DeGrey

Senate Chairman

Scott Lyman

Right: Executive Mansion, Eindhaven

Left: Capitol Building, Eindhaven

Left: Supreme Court Building Eindhaven

HIV/AIDS

Adult Prevalence Rate: Less than 1.2%

People Living with HIV/AIDS: 321.240

Deaths in the Past Year: 274

 

Major Infectious Diseases/Risk:  None

Military Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 3.2%

 

Weapons of Mass Destruction:

             Nuclear: None

             Chemical: None

             Biological: None

Above: Fruit Market in Eindhaven

Above: Skyline of Eindhaven at Dawn

AU Member

Oil

 

 

Uranium

 

Machinery

42,370

Gas (Natural)

 

8,200

Gold

 

Vehicles

 

Petro Products

 

 

Diamonds

200

Man. Goods

138,600

Medicine

 

 

Minerals

 

Consumer Goods

 

Perfume

 

 

Textiles

 

Tobacco

 

Chemicals

 

5,081

Foodstuffs

53,200

Wine

 

Livestock

 

 

Cotton

 

Vanilla

(& Other Spices)

 

Coffee

 

 

Timber

 

Sugar

 

Tea

 

 

Flowers

 

Fish

 

Cocoa

 

 

 

Services:

Tourism

 

Oil

 

2,930

Uranium

 

Machinery

26,990

Gas (Natural)

 

 

Gold

 

Vehicles

1,645

 

Petro Products

 

 

Diamonds

 

Man. Goods

 

Medicine

 

 

Minerals

39,270

Consumer Goods

 

Perfume

 

8,233

 

Textiles

 

Tobacco

 

Chemicals

 

1,081

 

Foodstuffs

3,910

Wine

 

Livestock

 

 

Cotton

 

Vanilla

(& Other Spices)

 

Coffee

 

 

Timber

 

Sugar

 

Tea

 

 

Flowers

 

Fish

 

Cocoa

 

 

 

Services:

Tourism