|Federal Estontetsan Republic|
|Conventional short name:|
|Data codes:||ES, EST|
|President:||W. S. Hombruch|
|Area:||roughly 2.25 mill. km²|
|Population:||116 million Estontetsans (52/km²)|
|Time zone:||VTC-1 (CMT-1, CMT-2)|
Estontetso is an old-fashioned country where the good old techniques are still paramount: Steam trains, steam and sail ships, airships and electricity. There are no electronics to dominate the daily life.
When around 100AP the Kingdom was born, the people expected an era of new ways, but instead, freedom of press and sciences was increasingly suppressed, and by about 200AP, technology came to a virtual standstill. No modern technology was allowed into the country during that period which ended in the Civil War and the foreign occupation of 297AP.
What seems a disadvantage at first glance, turns out to attract millions of visitors who want to see and experience how the world of 100 years ago would function.
- 1 National Symbols
- 2 Government
- 3 Geography
- 4 Economy
- 5 Culture
- 6 History
- 7 See also
National Symbols[edit | edit source]
Star of Liliana[edit | edit source]
The Star of Liliana is an old symbol of the Liliani Empire which commenced in the region of modern Esto and in the end gave birth to this state. Therefore it is an essential part of its vexillography.
In May 321, a modernised version came into use.
Flags[edit | edit source]
|National Flag and Merchant Ensign
traditionally called State Flag
since 24 May 321 flown by the Federal Estontetsan Constabulary
The modernising and multiplication of Esto's flags, decreed by the President in May 321, will continue.
National Anthem[edit | edit source]
The recent call for a national anthem had little response, and even the winning title was not convincing:
- "Estontetso über alles, über alles auf dem Vex..."
Government[edit | edit source]
Head of State[edit | edit source]
The President of the Federal Estontetsan Republic (also called Federal President) represents Estontetso to the outside. He presides over the Supreme Parliament which acts also as Supreme Court.
Administration[edit | edit source]
There is a Secretary of State for Everything, with the necessary functional and regional offices.
Every level and branch of administration and industry is accompanied by a legislative council of the respective citzens and workforce which also functions as a court.
Posts, Ranks, Standards and Pay Grades[edit | edit source]
|Ia, Ib||President||Secretary of State|
|II||President of a Republic||Secretary of a Republic||Undersecretary and Director of a governmental Office|
|III||Land Lord, Lord Mayor||Regional Director, City Director||Holding Director||Constabulary Commander|
|IV||Mayor||Communal Director||Factory Director||Harbour Director|
The standards are currently being developed.
Foreign Relations[edit | edit source]
Foreign relations are maintained by the Federal President through the Foreign Office, exchange of diplomatic missions, and participation in international organisations and treaties.
Diplomatic Missions[edit | edit source]
Ambassadors have been exchanged with the following nations:
International Organisations and Treaties[edit | edit source]
Estontetso is member or signatory, respectively, of the following organisations and treaties:
Applications will be submitted in due time to:
Armed Forces[edit | edit source]
The security of the state is secured by the Federal Constabulary.
Note 1: Colours indicate uniform colours. Note 2: Commanders' standards flown on car fenders and vessels/boats.
So Esto seems to be the only nation whose navy wear a green uniform.
Territorial Subdivisions[edit | edit source]
Estontetso consists of 15 Constituent Republics and 1 Federal Territory, the capital, Duceta.
Every Republic is subdivided into regions. In sum there are 66 regions and 3 autonomous regions. The federal territory is subdivided into about a dozen townships.
The status of Autonomous Region was granted in former times when more than 1/5 of the population of a Republic were not part of the main ethnical group, and more than 2/3 were concentrated in a specific region. Autonomous Regions traditionally enjoy education in mother tongue. Other peculiarities had indeed been provided for, but never utilised.
|Bezana-Bubadera||BZB||Due to the hardness of clearly distinguishing when one finishes and the other one starts, historically it was the only arrangement possible. In fact, its central position has made it a privileged meeting point of different cultures, giving this region the status of "Estontetsan Republic by Definition".||9||Salingen|
|Botabaixo||BTB||4, incl. Anichados Autonomous Region (21% are Kerzenhoquis, 93% of them in the Aut. Reg.)||Stockum|
|DUC||Chosen as capital region because it is an extremely good location within a territory historically part of Bezana-Bubadera (see above).||(townships)||Zweibrücken|
(Special Status Republic)
|GNT||Inhabitants are ethnically Goramian, that settled the mountains after the Plague.||5, incl. Pegasmaqui Autonomous Region (35% are Kerzenhoquis, 75% of them in the Aut. Reg.)||Oespel|
|Inquantolastão||ILS||Ties with the Fenizic tribe Pralistão?||5||Lück|
(Special Status Republic)
|IPA||Descendants of a former colony of Iparalaspuqui immigrants that were invited by the Emperor of Estontetso to settle this territory soon after the Plague. Ties with the Fenizic tribe of the same name||3||Xiripiti|
(Special Status Republic)
|JLN||Most are refugees from former Northern Estontetso that fled when the territory fell under foreign rule, and human rights were severely violated. They were invited to occupy deserted areas along the border.||3, incl. Salistão Autonomous Region (27% are Indacastanis, 81% of them in the Aut. Reg.)||Leumund|
|Pralistão||PLS||Ties with the Fenizic tribe of the same name?||2||Kirchhörde|
|Zebornia||ZBM||Ties with the Fenizic tribe of the same name.||6||Imbedungado (2nd big harbour city: Giribalde)|
Geography[edit | edit source]
|[TECH]||Esto's numbers on Earth: somewhere between|
|Area||Argentinia / Algeria|
|Population||Japan / Philipines|
|Pop. density||Panama / Iran|
|Extent||Iran / Libya|
|Location rel. to equator||Central America & Colombia|
Estontetso stretches across the continent of Longerath, abuts five nation-states and two bodies of water. Its position is unique in that all land traffic between north and south of Longerath has to transit Estontetso, while it is the only country with coasts on both sides of the continent.
|Melga Bay||Ancalda||Northern Dascunya|
Cities[edit | edit source]
Estontetso comprises the capital city Duceta (9°N 22°W) with 4 mill. inhabitants (12 mill. in the metropolitan region), 4 harbour cities and republic capitals, each about 2 (6) mill., 1 harbour city of 1 (3) mill. and 11 other republic capitals, each about ½ mill. inhabitants.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY'S GEOGRAPHY WILL FOLLOW
Demographics[edit | edit source]
Of the 116 mill. inhabitants, about 30 mill. are living in urban and 90 in rural areas.
MORE DEMOGRAPHY WILL FOLLOW
Economy[edit | edit source]
Economy is the basis of existence for the citizens and their state. In their best interest all economic entities are owned by the state and thoroughly conducted by the administration.
The citizens are free of taxs and fees. Profits are distributed to the citzens and workforce according to need and performance.
Energy[edit | edit source]
Coal mines, powerhouses, hydropower and power lines cover the low demand of electric energy and the higher demand for heating and steam power generation.
- Federal Estontetsan Energies
Transportation and Communications[edit | edit source]
Estontetso is linked to its neighbours by road, rail, ship and air, by telephone, telegraph and radio.
- Federal Estontetsan Railways
- The character of Esto's geography as a transit region (see above) led to a railway network which mainly provides major north-south and east-west lines, crossing in Duceta. The east-western coast-to-coast line is currently being enlarged from two to three tracks (two uphill, one downhill), with future plans for four tracks on both main lines (one each for passenger and cargo trains in each direction).
- The high-speed Occidental Express train is planned along the whole east coast of Longerath. Lacking suitable tracks, not to mention overhead wiring, Federal Estontetsan Railways offer a transit service by assisting top-speed steam locomotives.
The timetable of the FER is now online available.
- Federal Estontetsan Shipping Lines
- Federal Estontetsan Airways
- Federal Estontetsan Airshipping Lines
- There is an ongoing quarrel for funds between F.E.Airways and F.E.Airshipping Lines.
- Federal Estontetsan Telephone and Telegraph Lines
- The diplomatic missions are additionally connected to the Foreign Office by longwave.
- In order to catch up quickly with the technological status of the rest of the Vex in the field of computers and electronic communication, the President ordained the installation of a communications modernisation institute COMMOD for research and development which is to co-operate with the Feniz-based ISP Vexilli.Net.
Tourism[edit | edit source]
As outlined above, there is a big vexwide interest in Estontetso's "good old" technlogies. Millions of guests visit Estontetso each year for the single reason to see steam trains, steam ships, sail ships, airships and the like, and travel with them.
As these are not museums like in other countries, visitors learn to know the whole country and its beauties, and frequently come back.
The hotel business, on the same lovely old-fashioned status, is receptive on a large scale.
Culture[edit | edit source]
Arts and sciences and their international exchange are liberally and amply supported.
Sports[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Estontetsan Empire[edit | edit source]
When the Liliani Empire began to collapse, its conquered territories gradually slipped away from it, either by outright rebellion or by simply not heeding imperial decrees anymore. In 600 BP, the last Liliani Emperor, Natestus I, stopped trying to hold Liliana's far-flung empire together. Instead, he concentrated on the Liliani heartland, abandoning the periphery in order to strengthen the interior. By doing this, Natestus was left ruling a stable and unified nation. It was, admittedly, considerably smaller than the old Liliani Empire, but it was no longer falling apart. This new empire was called Estontetso.
In 579 BP Gorami declared its independence, and took a good portion of Arrebarbadera with it. It would maintain this independence for almost five centuries.
For about seventy-five years after its establishment, Estontetso was guaranteed stability, with no more threat of internal difficulties than could be expected. Because of this, it began once again to look outwards, particularly to the north, and then to the south, where Dascunya lay. There were some that even dreamed of reestablishing a Liliani Empire. This expansionistic outlook was one of the primary causes behind the Longerathian Wars.
TO BE CONTINUED
See also[edit | edit source]
- archived website of the Federal Estontetsan Republic
TECH: by André Serranho; contents being transferred bit by bit
(a) old national website
(b) TECH: the only internet find "la mondo de la estontetso tiamaniere" translates to "the world of the future in this way"
(c) TECH: "Estontetso" (or Estonteco) as a whole (!) seems to mean "Future" (without "Land of"!) in Esperanto
- TECH: in Spanish
- each director accompanied by an equally-ranking council chairperson
- Feniz uses a version of this flag for their share of the Pralistão: a possible mistake of flag or people?)
- Feniz uses a version of the Inquantolastão flag for their share of this people: a possible mistake of flag or people?)
- part of the Sea of Blue Waters, a marginal sea to the east of the Cislendian Ocean