| Atlantica |
The Atlantic Kingdom
|Anthem: "Mount Ico (And the Blue Sea)"|
|Motto: "In Fluctus, in Terris et in Coelis"|
|Demonym||Atlantic or Atlantican|
- State Minister
|Federal parliamentary |
King Christian IV
Stanley Hermann Andersen
- National Assembly
- Regional Assembly
- Grand Duchy of Atlantica
- Atlantic Kingdom
- Treaty of Neuwien
- Escer Treaty
7 June 1611
5 May 1613
1 September 1648
21 August 1876
11 April 1921
|Area|| 342,691 km² (64th)|
(132,314) sq mi
- Jan 2013 estimate
- Per Capita
|2014 Estimate |
$4.826 trillion (5th)
- Per Capita
|2014 Estimate |
$4.385 trillion (4th)
|HDI (2013)||0.902 |
|Largest Ethnic Groups (2013)|| 18.7% Danish |
3.7% North African
| Time zone
|ISO 3166 Code||AT|
|Official website: [www.atlantica.gov.at]|
Atlantica, officially the Atlantic Kingdom, is a sovereign state located in the middle of the northern Atlantic Ocean. The Kingdom is mostly made up from the more than 5,000 islands in the Atlas Isles, that stretches from the Azores in the northeast to the Corner Rise Seamounts in southwest, and the Sao Tomas Isles 300 km northwest of the Atlas Isles. The country spreads out of all of the Atlas and San Tomaso Isles, with the main isles being Bretaney, Pardis, Longterre, Nebend, Dragoes, Medland and Nova Anglia. Although geographically located fully on the North American Tectonic Plate the kingdom is politically part of Europe. At 342,691 km² square kilometers it is the 64th largest country in the world after Germany and the 6th largest islands nation in the world. With a population of 104,395,000 (2014) the 12th most populous contry in the world. The kingdom consist of 24 regions and largest city is Stoneton, while Cassau is the capital. Atlantica is a major world economy and one of the richest countries in the world as well as one of the largest politcal powers in the world.
The population of Atlantica is today a mix of the mostly european and african immigrants and the original atlanteans. The first humans arrived from South America around 2,500 BC and settled mostly in the southern regions of Longterre and Dragoes. Around 2,000 BC the first europeans settled in the far north and started colonising the islands. After the begining of trading and territorial wars the two populations seems to have integrated. A still much discussed event took place around 600 BC causing the decline of it's major kingdoms and eventually much of the civilisation. By the Middle Ages most of Europe had forgotten about the existence of the isles, which only survived in legends and myths, such as that of Atlantis. When the islands were redisovered in 1489 by Frederik DiPaolo it started a mass immigration of europeans. At the end of the 19th century the immigration to the country followed that of immigration to North America. Today the largest groups of ethnicity in Atlantic are British, Danish, West African, North African, Spanish, French, Native Atlantican and German. Most of the population lives near the coasts.
Due to the location in the North Atlantic the country has a large variation of climates from largely temperate in the north to humid subtropical in the south. Because of the differences in geography there is big difference in climate from Island to Island. This is highly influenced by the Gulf Stream which brings milder climates to the southern islands and northern coasts where as the most northern islands are influenced by the cooler streams and therefor has cold winters yet mild summers. Nebend is one of the islands most influenced by the sea as it is largely flat whereas Midland and Bretaney is very mountainous and have completely different climates.
Historically the isles that make up Atlantica has always been divided into smaller kingdoms or colonies. The first south american settlers had four kingdoms/chiefdoms of which one eventually developed in to the Olmec which would eventually settle in Mexico. The greco-egyptian kingdoms of Atlantis was although famously united in Plato's The Republic originally divided into 5 states. These were however united from time to time. After the decline of the Atlantis and the Olmec kingdoms very little civilisation existed on the islands. When Europeans started colonising the islands in the 16th century they were eventually divided between British Empire, Denmark, Spain, France, Holy Roman Empire, Portugal and the Papal States. The Papal States and Portugal quickly ceded their colonies to Spain. Although several small wars over territory took place with the Holy Roman Empire, Spain and the British Empire actively invading other colonies, the territories were largely unaltered until the Thirty Year' War. The only major change happened in the Christiania Colonies. With Denmark being more and more active in wars in Europe they could hardly afford to maintain a large colony. In 1565 the Christania Colonies was divided into two seperate duchies Christania and Holsen. When the Frederik II of Denmark died in 1588 the Duchies decided to make a move towards make the two duchies into a combined Grand Duchy of Atlantica in an effort to stand stronger independent from Denmark. As Denmark in 1611 became involved in the Kalmar War the colonies made their final move toward independence. They paid the king off to fund his war and he allowed them to become a Grand Duchy under the danish crown, however nobles in the colonies who has founded the purchase wished for a republic instead and a temporary parliament in the summer of 1611 declared Atlantica a republic, the Republic of Atlantica, however this declaration was not sanctioned by the danish king, the governors of the colonies, the duke or any other states and while they had a brief period of influence was quickly dissolved and instead became integrated into the nee Grand Duchy of Atlantica. 2 years later opinion in the republic had changed to have a stronger leader in the european societies, and announced that Grand Duke of Atlantica, Frederik I, King Christian IV of Denmark's cousin as King of Atlantica. A treaty was however settled where Atlantica and Denmark-Norway was to be in a military alliance, and that a danish king could become an heir to the throne in case of no issue. This was revised 32 year later when Denmark lost the Torstenson's War. The loss of the danish colonies in Atlantica would later inspire King Christian IV to seek out other colonies such as in India, Carribean and Africa. During the Thirty Year's War Atlantica was also in conflict, Atlantica hd attempted to purchase Nebend Colonies from the Holy Roman Empire who were losing the war. Nebend welcomed the proposal as they were promised to remain a duchy within the Atlantic Kingdom, secured more independence. But England and France put pressure on Atlantica to join the war and were blockading Nebend and the spanish possesions. In the final years of the war Atlantica became directly involved however they had made a treaty with Nebend for their protection. England and France initial did not approve with the spanish attacking both in Nebend and Midland they joined Atlantica in defeating them at the Battle of Auster See. The Treaty of Neuwien had Spain cede it's south atlantican territories to British Atlantica and Nebend was ceded to Atlantica. When France and England entered into the years leading up to the Seven Year's War tension in South Atlantica rose, with british victories in Europe, North America, Asia and Atlantica, France was forced to ceded their territories on Longterre in 1762, leaving only the Duchy of Fairbaye and Ille Atlas as french terrotoies. Spain who was an ally of France had also been forced to cede Norbretana in 1762 leaving France very little option as Atlantica had remained neutral. During the American Revolutionary War the British colonies were stirring after news of the war in America arrived. At the same time Spain tried to regain some of their lost territory and with timely reinforcement the britsh intended to go to America they managed to defeat the spanish and effectly drive them out of the Atlas Isles. By the 1800s there were only small spread out colonies outside British Atlantica. In 1866 the Third Atlantic Wars has begun as the British Empire had continued their agressive politics in the Atlas Isles and created a blockade of the spanish and french colonies, after a series of victories around the world. The french and spanish terrotories allied themselves with the Atlantic Kingdom and were reinforced by Portugal and Denmark. In 1876 after a decade of warring, the Atlantic Allied defeated the British Empire in their only major defeat of the century and took control of almost all the Atlas Isles, through diplomacy and purchases. France had with the victory hoped that they could regain some of their lost land on Longterre, and Portugal has hoped to as minimum regain control of San Tomaso. But Atlantic negotiations with all of the Atlas Isles territories where succesful and early on outlined the administrative divisions that orignally was intended to be duchies within the realm of the Atlantic Kingdom, securing the new atlantican territories more independence. This divisions initially became the Atlantic Governorates before it in 1921 became the Atlantic Regions, and was divided by cultural boundaries and the divide the population as much possible. Sao Tomaso remained under portuguese control until 1894. In 1921 the last remaining british colony was given over to Atlantica, although it remains a part of the Commonwealth.
Atlantic has the fifth largest GDP in world and the 12th largest GDP per capita. The industrial and technological sectors of Atlantica are amongst the most well developed in the world and is the 3rd largest exporter in the world, the 8th largest importer. There is one of the highest levels of development in the world with strong social security, equality, health care, education and a very high standard of living. Atlantica is considered a social-liberal country with great focus in financial and gender equality as well as promoting sustainable commerce. Atlantica is also know for it's neutrality in international politics which has been led it to decline membership in G8, OECD and NATO. Although part of the European Union it stands outside many of the of the agreements. Atlantica promotes divide-the-riches, decentralised government and regional military efforts in International politics causing many rift in relationships.
Atlantic culture has had great influence outside the country since the 1700s and is known for it's poets, writers, philosophers, architects and composers. It has seen great artistic development that has often been compared to the mid european movements. It has had great impact on the world of science through several prominent institutes and Nobel prize winners. It is a front runner in technology and today in sustainable technology.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Administrative Divisions
- 6 Government
- 7 Economy
- 8 Infrastructure
- 9 Culture
Main article: Etymology of Atlantica
The Etymoglogy of the word Atlantica is unlike most country's names quite widely agreed to come from Atlantis thalassa (Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς θάλασσα; English: Sea of Atlas) which inspired the name Atlantis for the ideal state of Plato's The Republic.
The firs use of Atlantica was by british explorer Charles Samuel Baker in 1493 when founding the first british colony on Bretaney naming it British Atlantica. Prior to this the Atlas Isles has been referred to as Paolia or Christania.
By 1501 Atlantica or Atlas Isles had become the most common way to refer to the archipelago. In 1665 Atlantica was first time used as an official name for the Duke of Atlantica.
Early Colonial Age
Later Colonial Age
Main article: Demographics of Atlantica
The Atlantic Institute for Statistics currently estimates the country's population to be 104,576,000. In the 20th century the population of Atlantica more than doubled, and between 1876 and 2001 the population tripled.
at start of period
|Average annual change||Average annual births||Average annual deaths||Average annual natural change|| Average annual net migration
and other changes
| Population density|
at start of period
|1901 – 1911||41,668,000||766,000||783,000||504,000||279,000||487,000||122/km²|
|1911 – 1921||49,330,000||708,000||908,000||582,000||326,000||383,000||144/km²|
|1921 – 1931||56,416,000||672,000||1,015,000||666,000||351,000||322,000||165/km²|
|1931 – 1941||63,134,000||552,000||1,042,000||713,000||329,000||224,000||184/km²|
|1941 – 1951||68,657,000||509,000||1,105,000||783,000||322,000||186,000||200/km²|
|1951 – 1961||73,743,000||468,000||1,150,000||826,000||324,000||144,000||215/km²|
|1961 – 1971||78,428,000||446,000||1,160,000||839,000||321,000||125,000||229/km²|
|1971 – 1981||82,894,000||336,000||1,069,000||845,000||224,000||112,000||242/km²|
|1981 – 1991||86,252,000||310,000||1,018,000||854,000||164,000||146,000||252/km²|
|1991 – 2001||89,350,000||540,000||1,179,000||831,000||348,000||192,000||261/km²|
|2001 – 2011||94,755,000||624,000||1,213,000||834,000||379,000||245,000||277/km²|
|2011 – 2021||100,995,000||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||295/km²|
|Largest Urban Areas of Atlantica|
|Rank||Urban Area||Pop.||Principle Settlement||Rank||Urban Area||Pop.||Principle Settlement|
|1||Cole City Urban Area||11,514,877||Stoneton||11||Greater Tempelton||1,107,487||Temptelton|
|2||Hafen Bugt Urban Area||7,702,865||Hafen||12||Fort Navale-Porto Norte||937,405||Fort Navale|
|3||Sueno Urban Area||6,695,574||San Nones||13||Adamstad||923,545||Adamstad|
|4||Greater Cassau||4,719,451||Cassau||14||Greater Kopenhagen||908,937||Kopenhagen|
|5||Longville Urban Area||4,314,976||Est'port||15||Nebendsee Urban Area||824,574||Nieder Frankfurt|
|6||Greater Angles||3,104,357||Angles||16||Delton Urban Area||749,817||Delton|
|7||Skt Clare Urban Area||1,632,086||Skt. Clare||17||Deltburger Urban Area||685,048||Deltburg|
|8||Cite Atlantique Urban Area||1,596,480||Cite Atlantique||18||Monchen-Hazenstadt-Naupstadt||654,712||Monchen|
|9||Exer Coast Urban Area||1,449,817||Exerton||19||East Medlands Urban Area||617,359||Chreston|
|10||Greater Jenney Urban Area||1,118,541||Jenney||20||Greater Adina||538,952||Adina|
Main Article: Atlantic Regions
Atlantica comprises 24 regional states called Regions. Each state has it's own regional constitution, and is largely autonomous in regard to its internal organisation. Because of differences in size and population the subdivisions of these states vary, especially between smaller regions like City Regions and Special Status Regions and regions with larger territories, Greater Regions. Each Region is divided in to a none-legislative area called Amt or Counties, as a territorial subdivision which in turns is divided into Muncipalities or Kommunes. As of 2013 Atlantica is divided into 234 amts.
The largest region by area is Nebend Region, while Cole City Region is the largest region by population. The smallest region by area is Duchy of Escer Region and Sao Tomas Region is the smallest region by population.
Below is a list of the 24 Atlantic Regions:
The Atlantic Amts or The Atlantic Counties is a non-legislative subdivision of the Atlantic Regions. The term amt is used in the Danish and German speaking parts of Atlantica, while "county" is used in the english, french (counte) and spanish (condado) speaking parts. The current subdivision of the regions dates back to 1957 when the amt system was created, they were revised in 2001 when the old system became outdated.
There are 233 amts in Atlantica divided over the 26 regions. Nebend Region has most amts with 23, while Haryelshire with 2 counties has fewest. The most populous county is Stoneton in Cole City Region with a population of 6,8 million and the least populated is Quirana with a population of 64,538.
Atlantic has operated as multi-party system for all of its history. The parties represented in the parliament is determined by the parliamentary election every 3-5 years. The current parliamentary parties are: The Midparty, The Liberal Left, The Social Democrats, The Conservative Party, ASP, The Democratic Worker's Party, The Republican Democrats, The Catholic Democrats, The National Party, MAP, The Anglo-Atlantic Group and The Unity Party. Historically other parties like The People's Party of Atlantica, The Green Party, The Atlantic Communist Party, The Liberty Party, The Christian Liberals and The Centre Liberals have also been represented in the parliament.
With its isolated location in the North Atlantic, Atlantica's land based infrastructure is detached from international connections making it serve only national traffic. With a density of 138 km of road and 4.2 km of railways per 100 km², it is comparable to countries like Germany and France on mainland Europe. Atlantica's energy supply is highly diversified to include coal power, nuclea power, solar power, wind power, hydropower and geothermal power. Atlantica's various power plants also provice District Heating to around 45% of the countries homes. An additional 27% is provided by specialised plants.
Main article: Energy in Atlantica
Main article: Roads in Atlantica
Atlantica has 475,000 km of paved roads of which 90,000 km is National Atlantic Roads and 15,500 is designated Atlantic Motorways with the major atlantic route being the A1 that stretches from Cassau via Hafen, Adamstad, Deltburg, Chreston, Stoneton, Mounton and Cite Atlantique to Est'port. There are 72,561,000 cars in Atlantica. Atlantica has some of the largest bridges in the world and more major motorway bridges than any other country in the world. Totally there is more than 13,000 bridges in Atlantica, of these 27 are motorway bridges spaning over open waters measuring more than 1 km in length.
Main article: Railways in Atlantica
The Atlantic Rail Network is quite extent with 14,475 km of rail roads, including local railways, metropolitan rail networks, national railroads and the FTR. With large investments in fixed connections over the last 40 years, it is today possible for 96% of the population to travel to all the major cities with train. The first rail lines where built and operated by local operators often competing with each other. In the 1960s and 1970s great effort from political side was made to join many of the operators into a few companies like Atlantic Railways, Royal Rail Group and National Rail Company. In the late 80s and early 90s many of the operators were privatised and sold off. Some of the Major Operators today are Atlantic Railways, British Atlantic Rail, National Rail Company, Atlas Rail, NEG and RAF.
The FTR is more than 3,000 km long network of fast track rail services that make it possible to travel from Cassau to Fort Navale in 6-7 hours reaching top speeds of 400 km/h. It is operated by FTR Group a joint venture of Atlantic Railways and Motia Trancitia.
Cities like Stoneton, Cassau, Hafen, San Nones and Est'port have got extensive underground metropolitan networks, with some of them amongst the oldest and longest in the world. Other cities like Kopenhagen, Tempelton, Mounton, Nieder Frankfurt, Delton, Angles, Cite Atlantique and Adamstad has in recent years added a underground network to their existing overground rail system.
Main article: Sea Transport in Atlantica
Being isolated in the Atlantic on a group of isles have made transport by sea very important to Atlantican infrastructure and economy from historical being a natural stop for merchant ships going to and from America to todays major commercial harbours,popular cruise destinations and ferries connections between the Atlas Isles themselves and the rest of the world. Atlantica's largest harbour is the Stoneton Bay Ports. Other important harbours include Haryelbourgh, Jenney, Hafen, Est'port and Fort Navale. The Atlas Isles and near by Sao Tomas Isles are very popular cruise destinations attracting more than 2 million cruise passengers every year, it is especially Smalsee, Sao Tomas, North Atlantica and Atlantic Sound/English Sea that attracts passengers. Since the 1970s more than 40 fixed connections have been completed in Atlantica replacing many of the busiest ferry routes. There however still remains more than major routes and more than 250 smaller routes connecting more than 100 islands. Major operators are Atlantic Seaways, National Ferries, George Smith Lines, Gaia Ferries, Geilsburger BayLines and Sourthern Ferries. On some of the islands like Nebend several long canals have been built to serve the inland cities and connect them to natural waterways, lakes and the sea. To a lesser extent canals have been built on Holsen, in the San Nones area and Haryelshire, and along major rivers like River Cole, Cassau River, Floren, Payre and Vega. The atlantic canal network counts more than 100 canals covering a distance of more than 1,200 km.
Main article: Air Transport in Atlantica
Atlantica has 380 airports of which 56 are international. The largest Airport is Stoneton Bay Airport which along with Halden Airport in Cassau serves as the countries major hubs both being connected to virtually all major cities in the world. Other significant airports are Bugtense Aiport, Pico Medre Airport, St. James International Airport, Deltburger Airport, George Dokke Airport, Ainton International Airport, Rundum International Airport, Lunen National Airport, Teller Airport and Aarstad International Airport.
Atlantic Cinema dates back to 1886 when a private showing of an experimental 137 second film of a football game between FC Stoneton and Chreston Rangers was shown in the Empire Rotunda in Stoneton to Frederik II as part of his first official visit to British Atlantica.
After the major succes of Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope in New York in 1897 the industry further developed into a commercial art form. The earliest studios were founded in Hafen, Cassau and Stoneton as some of the the cultural and technological centres of the country. John Theodore Studios and Kulturkamera Studiet both claims the honour of being the first commercial studios founded in 1899. The first studio founded to still be in business is Atlantic Pictures founded in 1903.
Werner Braun and John D. Hover are both often credited for developing the atlantic film industry and it's language. Braun's Songs of the Angels (1931) was the first sound film in Atlantica as well as major international success credited as one of the best films of the inter-war years. Hover's Hover Films Studios was the cutting edge of Atlantic film technology and with both Songs for the Angels and Green Vales and Golden Hearts (1918) they were the first to introduce both sound and colour to Atlantic films.
The early 20th century saw new major studios emerge and started the first golden age of atlantic cinema with classic films such as Above the City (1921), The Street Girl and the Captain (1934), Stewart (1936), Monkey Dance (1941), A bitter Truth (1947) and Carmen and Inger (1948).
As the american and european cinema became increasingly dominant in their own territories and Danish Comedies gained huge success in Atlantica several studios went under and the 50s and 60s became a hard couple of decades for Atlantic films. The 60s and 70s however saw the the emergence of studios like Galaxy Entertainment and Century Films with them directors like John Laurence, Robert Prince, Benjamin Quist and Devlin Greene who if any were exponents of a new visual and narrative direction in Atlantic films. Critics have often called this a more commercial approach similar to that of Spielberg, Coppola and Lucas in Hollywood, whereas supporters have likened them more to Kubrick, Altman, Polanski and Forman. Laurence's New Land Atlantica (1976) has been credited for making atlantic films competitive with Hollywood and starting a new golden age often dubbed Titanium Age. Among the highest grossing and highest critical appraised films are Erasing Man (1988), Breakfast in the Afternoon (1998), A Day for A Kill (2001), Joseph M. (2005), Two Guys on the Road (2008), Roma Victor (2010) and Going LeMoan (2012).
Atlantic television has been named one of the most variated in the world catering to 5 recognised languages and an even larger variation of cultures. The first Atlantic television broadcasting took place as late as 1951, which was also one of the first colour transmissions in the world. Since Atlantic Television has developed into a commericial industry. Restrictions on medias ability to transmit political opinions had been in place in the first decades but was lifted in the 70s and very little biased political content exists today. Programming consistent mostly of entertainment, current events, reality tv and documentary/public service. Atlantic Broadcasting Company (ABC) is the main public service broadcaster almost fully funded by the national media license. In recent years television channels have seen a decline in viewers with online streaming of similar services having seen a huge increase. This has made some networks close down some of their channels especially those whose demographics include viewers under 30 and move the content to streaming services instead.
Popular music in Atlantica is heavily influnced by american music in particular Jazz, Rock'n'roll and Pop music. However Atlantic musicians and composers have also been strongly influenced by the european classical music making the contemporary popular music in Atlantic more focused on melody and instruments. In the 60s and 70s atlantic music was artists like Dave Mullins, Lily Schmidt and Schofield and Marks and bands The Artists, Predation, Sonny Man and Bonds who enjoyed succes. Contemporary artists Eric, ALOUD, Paradise, Alena, Julie M, Haup, Offsets, Introverse and Le Stou are some of the best selling musicians in the world today.
Litterature & philosophy
Arts and Architecture
In Atlantica a single defining cuisine is impossible to determine. Through historical cultural influences various regions and areas have their own cuisine. Among the best known however is the Longterre Cuisine, North Atlantic Cuisine and Sueno Cuisine, all developed from different colonial powers cuisine mixed with the available produce.
In general much of atlantican food is based around fish, beef, herbs and potatoes, however the northern food also consist greatly of pork, susages, chicken, fish and root fruits as well as fresh vegetables, where as southern cuisines involve more sheel fish, rice, pastas and various meats. Consistent elements of atlantic food tends to be butter, natural herbs, fruits and fresh produce, with a slight lean towards olive oils and lemon fruts on the southern isles, and conserved and marinated foods to the north. Also the use of sea food is a general element seen throughout the isles. While the north prefers salty and sweet foods, the south tends to prefer more herb based and tangy flavouring. Contemporary cuisine developments include the use of chocolate and coffee beans in flavouring and the use of shell fish in the north, while the south is embrassing pork and chicken more and using sweet and salty in their flavouring. The fusion of these is mostly clear in the Bretanish regions that has seen british foods that are similar to that of german and danish influences take inspiration in french and spanish kitechens, creating most notably a distinct Atlantic Pub Food tradition which has influenced Great Britain. Desserts are often very different from region to region and isle to isle. The Longterre Eclair is a speciality in Longterre, filled with three flavour cream, representing the three regions of Longterre.